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The 4Ms of Age-Friendly Care

4Ms - What Matters, Medication, Mind, Mobility

What Matters is the anchor of the 4Ms of age-friendly care. The 4Ms are essential, evidence-based elements of high-quality care for older adults.

The 4Ms:

  • Focus everyone involved in caring for you on what is most important to you. Your healthcare team, family, and loved ones can care best for you when they know What Matters to you.
  • Ask for a review of Medications so they do not interfere with What Matters, Mind, and Mobility.
  • Support brain health and emotional well-being (Mind).
  • Ensure that every day includes safe physical movement (Mobility).

What Matters guides your healthcare team and aligns care with what matters to you.