Long Term Care Committee – Age Friendly Health Systems

“NYS Age Friendly Health Systems: A Look at the Upstate Action Community Initiative”
with Morgan Black, MPA, HANYS, Elizabeth Gray & Patricia Derowwitsch, URMC Noyes Hospital

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Friday, August 6, 2021 12:00 noon to 1:15 pm via Zoom.

Online at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84848077614?pwd=ZEdYSjhaSVM5dEZCanpuVEY5NG1WUT09

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Join us to learn about the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. The New York State Age-Friendly Action Community is led by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Age-Friendly Health Systems aim to follow a set of evidence-based best practices (the 4Ms framework), to align care with what matters most to the older adult.  Sixteen (16) hospitals and ambulatory care practices in Upstate New York recently completed an intensive training program to implement the Age-Friendly framework. Health systems recognized by IHI as Age-Friendly demonstrate improvements in the patient experience, patient outcomes, and overall quality of care for older adults. 

Morgan Black, MPA, Program Manager at HANYS, will present an overview of the Age-Friendly initiative. She will review the 4Ms framework (What Matters, Medication, Mentation, Mobility) and discuss why it is critical. Elizabeth Gray and Patricial Derowitsch, of URMC – Noyes Hospital will share their experience becoming an Age-Friendly Health System including case studies and lessons learned.

This initiative is supported by the NYS Health Foundation, the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, and the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, as well as the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

In addition to the presentation, there will be committee reports and participants will have the opportunity to share upcoming events of interest.

The Long Term Care Committee is supported by the Human Services Coalition. The Committee is the designated Long Term Care Council for the Tompkins County Office for the Aging and the NY Connects Program.

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