All older adults deserve safe, high-quality health care that is based on what matters most to them as individuals and delivered reliably in every setting.
Davie Medical Center is leading the way in making sure that every day, every older adult receives age-friendly health care.
As part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement, we are among the first health systems in the country implementing age-friendly health care.
The four essential elements of an Age-Friendly Health System are known as the 4Ms:
- What Matters: Know and align care with each older adult's specific health outcome goals and care preferences including, but not limited to, end-of-life care, and across settings of care.
- Medication: If medication is necessary, use Age-Friendly medication that do not interfere with What Matters to the older adult, Mobility, or Mentation across settings of care.
- Mentation: Prevent, identify, treat, and manage dementia, depression, and delirium across settings of care.
- Mobility: Ensure that older adults move safely every day in order to maintain function and do What Matters.
For more information visit ihi.org/AgeFriendly