Thursday, December 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.
Summary from 12/20 Pacing Event: “Caring for Older Patients: Meeting the Needs of Our Aging Patient Population and Its Caregivers”
There are unique patient care needs that must be identified and addressed as part of ensuring safe and quality care as the number of older patients continues to grow. This Pacing Event focused on improving the care and health outcomes of older patients by discussing evidence-based approaches and resources that help health systems transform care to meet the needs of older adult patients, as well as the needs of their caregivers.
Specifically, the session discussed the John A. Hartford Foundation’s initiative with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), to develop and spread a framework for Age-Friendly Health Systems. In addition, the session featured the work of AARP Public Policy Institute to identify the growing needs and develop resources to address the caregivers of older patients. These discussions were conducted by:
- Leslie Pelton, MPA, Senior Director at IHI and the lead of IHI’s work on the Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, who discussed the Age-Friendly framework, outcomes achieved so far, and lessons learned, as well as how health systems and hospitals can get started;
- Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director at the AARP Public Policy Institute, and Chief Strategist at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, who discussed AARP’s evidence-based work to support caregivers, including discussing tools and resources they have developed for use, as well as what they have learned from their research and work; and
- Marie Cleary-Fishman, BSN, MS, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, CHCQM, Vice President, Clinical Quality at the HRET HIIN, which, in alignment with the AHA, has been actively engaged in working with its health systems and hospitals to create Age-Friendly Health Systems and shared their experiences and lessons learned for others interested in engaging in this work.
The session was moderated by Kendall Hall, MD (NCD).
To view and download slides from this Pacing Event, click here.