As an Age-Friendly Health System, our goal is for everyone 60 years old and older to receive the best care possible in the safest, most responsive environment possible. We do this by focusing on the 4Ms framework: What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.
What Matters: Know and align care with each older adult’s specific health outcome goals and care preferences, including, but not limited to, end-of-life care and across settings of care.
Medication: If medication is necessary, use Age-Friendly medication that does not interfere with What Matters to older adults, Mobility or Mentation across settings of care.
Mentation: Prevent, identify, treat and manage dementia, depression and delirium across settings of care.
Mobility: Ensure that older adults move safely every day in order to maintain function and do What Matters.
St. Joseph has obtained the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). GEDA was developed by leaders in emergency medicine to ensure that our older patients receive well-coordinated, quality care at the appropriate level at every Emergency Department encounter.