Age-Friendly Health System

Age-Friendly Health Systems are health care systems that use the 4Ms framework created by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement:

  • Asking What Matters to older adults, making sure that the care plan fits what matters

  • Reviewing Medications, decreasing high-risk medications when possible

  • Addressing Mentation, or Mind by screening for dementia and depression, then treating or referring to specialists

  • Assess Mobility and take action on a plan to move more and better

For more about the 4Ms, please watch the video below.

In partnership with Community Catalyst, older adults, and caregivers, CATCH-ON developed materials about the 4Ms that can be found below. Please share these materials with family and friends!

Age-Friendly Health System

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

4Ms Brochure

In this guide, learn how to improve your health by talking with your health team about the 4Ms.

4Ms en Español

En este guía, aprenda a mejorar su salud hablando con su equipo médico sobre las 4Ms.

4Ms Resources

Learn about 4Ms resources for older adults and families.

Delirium Education

Learn more about delirium.