For Professionals

Older Adult and Family Care

Here health care professionals can learn more about services that facilitate the care and support of older patients and their families at RUSH.

Age-Friendly Health System

Age-Friendly Health System

Introducing The 4Ms Framework for an Age-Friendly Health System

American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Series

Article series about the 4Ms

Family and Patient Support

AIMS Model

Social workers collaborate with a variety of practices at RUSH to assist people having difficulty following their medical plan of care due to social and environmental barriers.

Bridge Model: Transitional Care Support

Bridge supports Medicare beneficiaries (ages 18 and older) who are discharged with home health needs. The Advanced Bridge Coordination Project helps Medicare beneficiaries with five or more hospitalizations or emergency department visits in the previous year.

Caring for Caregivers at RUSH

Draws together evidence-based practices into a single framework to improve care for older adults and caregivers

Caring for Caregivers Across the U.S.

RUSH University Medical Center is working to integrate Caring for Caregivers into Age-Friendly Health Systems and Area Agencies on Aging nationwide.

Medical Support

College of Nursing Faculty Practice

Nurses from RUSH strategically partner with Chicagoland long-term care facilities to provide expert faculty clinicians, consultants and students.

Other Initiatives Related to Aging Well

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)

The NICHE model provides the structure and resources to position nurses as leaders in the systemic use of evidence-based care for older adults.

Illinois Cognitive Resources Network

Developed at RUSH and led by a RUSH physician, this organization addresses cognitive health and meets monthly to help Illinois become Age and Cognitive Health Friendly.