What is Age-Friendly Care?

What is Age-Friendly Care? January 12, 2022 An introduction to Age-Friendly Care at Home. According to the US Census Bureau, the US population aged 65+ years is expected to nearly double over the next 30 years, from 43.1 million in 2012 to an estimated 83.7 million in 2050. We have an aging population with a growing demand for healthcare and not enough healthcare workers to meet this demand. We'll examine the demand, 4Ms framework, ageism, principles, along with [...]

By |2023-01-18T15:28:06-05:00January 12th, 2023|Age-Friendly Care, Podcast|0 Comments

Why Age-Friendly Care Certification is Critical

Why Age-Friendly Care Certification is Critical January 12, 2022 What is CHAP building? How does it benefit healthcare providers and agencies? How does this help the patient? Why asking "What Matters" is the most critical question when speaking to a patient. CHAP is creating an Age-Friendly Care at Home certification process through our partnership with The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. When healthcare workers implement the 4Ms Framework into care giving, they are [...]

By |2023-01-27T11:27:54-05:00January 12th, 2023|Age-Friendly Care, Podcast|0 Comments

How Age-Friendly Care Can Grow Your Business

How Age-Friendly Care Can Grow Your Business January 12, 2022 In this episode,  we explore the business case, value proposition, how to improve the patient care experience, improve CAHPS scores, the importance of collaborative decision making, and the impact to agencies providing Age-Friendly Care at Home. More than ever before, patients want individualized care, more say in their care, being involved in decision making, and ensuring what matters to them is heard so they have positive experiences. Link [...]

By |2023-01-27T11:28:03-05:00January 12th, 2023|Age-Friendly Care, Podcast|0 Comments

CHAP Releases Standards and Resources for Age-Friendly Care at Home 

ARLINGTON, VA — January 13, 2023 — Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) is proud to announce the release of new Age-Friendly Care at Home resources to help home health and hospice providers achieve certification for providing high-quality care to older adults. The resources and certification program are a component of Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic [...]

By |2023-01-13T11:14:37-05:00January 12th, 2023|Age-Friendly Care, CHAP News|0 Comments

Initiative Focused Strategies Create Alignment and Growth for Home Health & Hospice Agencies

Your Seat at the Table: Age-Friendly Care at Home By Daniel Stephens and Dan McPhilemy There are many ways to grow your in-home care organization. Beyond the basics like referral source targeting, routing, and messaging- is Initiative Focused Growth Strategies. Whenever a referral source and an in-home care provider (home health, hospice, home care, palliative care, DME, home infusion therapy, pharmacy) can connect and collaborate on a shared clinical initiative – there is an opportunity for simultaneous improvements in quality, [...]

By |2022-12-06T20:46:37-05:00December 6th, 2022|Age-Friendly Care|0 Comments

The Case for Providing Age-Friendly Care in the Home

A Solution to the Whack-a-Mole Style of Management By Margherita Labson, CHAP Strategic Advisor If you’ve worked in home-based care, there’s a chance you’ve felt like you are playing a game of whack-a-mole operations and management. Meaning every time you turn your attention to one metric or KPI, others break while you focus on that one. Sound all too familiar? You work on lowering your rehospitalization rate and your pharmacy per day and Physician costs go out of WHACK. You [...]

By |2022-10-17T16:07:08-04:00October 14th, 2022|Age-Friendly Care|0 Comments

The Growing Demand for Age-Friendly Care in the United States

The 4Ms of Age-Friendly Care are Like Making a Cake By Dr. Khai Nguyen, CHAP National Medical Director “So, what’s the big deal?” asked a medical student rotating with me in my geriatrics clinic one recent afternoon.  I had just completed what I felt was one of my more eloquent didactic lessons on the 4Ms Framework for Age-Friendly Care: What Matters, Mentation, Medications, and Mobility.  But the medical student pointed out that they already understood these concepts of “asking patients [...]

By |2022-10-28T11:22:00-04:00September 29th, 2022|Age-Friendly Care|0 Comments

The 4Ms Framework for Age-Friendly Care

AGE-FRIENDLY CARE: It’s About What Matters to You GETTING BETTER CARE FOR YOU YOU are the expert on what matters for your health. Learn how to improve your health by talking with your doctor about the 4Ms – what Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility – a set of essential aspects of your care. WHAT MATTERS As you age, your needs might change. It’s important for you to share your concerns, goals, wishes, needs and experiences with all of your health [...]

By |2022-10-17T18:15:26-04:00September 19th, 2022|Age-Friendly Care|0 Comments

CHAP Awarded Prestigious Age-Friendly Health Systems Funding

Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Receives Funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation to support Age-Friendly Health Systems Movement ARLINGTON, VA – August 29, 2022 – CHAP has been awarded funding in support of Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), ​in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). As an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home [...]

By |2023-01-17T13:05:07-05:00August 25th, 2022|Age-Friendly Care|0 Comments
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