Cayuga Health has announced Cayuga Medical Center is joining a movement on improving health care for older adults that contributes to a goal of expanding age-friendly care, titled Age Friendly Health Systems.
The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative works to help hospitals and various care settings work to implement a set of evidence-based interventions that are specifically designed to improve care for older adults.
Initiatives are based on a series of practices that focus on addressing four elements of care for older patients. Those are: what matters, medication, mentation, and mobility.
“Cayuga Medical Center has always been on the forefront of patient care, and that’s why we are participating in this vital movement. We look forward to both sharing our best practices and learning what’s working for others proving age-friendly care,” said Andreia de Lima, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs. “The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative is an important part of our overarching vision to provide every older adult with the best care possible.”