What Matters: The Link between Palliative and Age-Friendly Care

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Palliative care and Age-Friendly care are rooted in the same principle: Knowing what matters to the patient is essential to providing the best care. Asking the patient “what matters” combined with addressing medications, mentation and mobility are proven, evidence-based practices for delivering high-quality care to older adults.

To explore the link between these two disciplines, the Circle of Life Awards and the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, April 27 (1:30-3:00 p.m. CT) celebrating the 2020 Circle of Life Award honorees and sharing information and resources on meeting the needs of older adults and palliative care patients.

Register here to join.

Attendees will hear from:

  • Marie Cleary-Fishman, Vice President of Clinical Quality, American Hospital Association, Chicago
  • Mary Beth Kingston, Chief Nursing Officer, Advocate Aurora Health, Milwaukee
  • Janet Bull, M.D., Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Medical Officer Emerita, Four Seasons, Flat Rock, N.C.
  • Melinda Gruber, CEO, Caring Circle, and Vice President of Continued Care Services, Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph, Mich.
  • Adam Koontz, Senior Director, Bioethics, Advance Care Planning and Spiritual Care, Choices and Champions, Novant Health, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Brenda Matti-Orozco, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, Morristown Medical Center, and Medical Director, Nancy and Skippy Weinstein Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Atlantic Health, Morristown, N.J.



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