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.
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.