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What is Age-Friendly Care?

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Older adults deserve quality care. Age-friendly care is health care that understands older adults are unique and have goals and priorities that are different than those of other age groups.

Age-friendly care is safe, reduces harm and confusion, and is based on what research shows are the most important things to pay attention to as we get older - the 4Ms: What Matters, Medication, Mind, and Mobility.

When put into practice, this evidence-based framework improves your quality of care by ensuring YOUR goals and priorities are being met.