Best Practices in Team Based Care Meeting: “An Initiative to Improve Age and Dementia Friendly Care”

  • 17 Apr 2024

CTC-RI convened our Best Practices in Team-Based Care meeting on April 16th, in collaboration with Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), which focused on our 4M Quality Improvement (QI) initiative aimed at enhancing Age and Dementia-Friendly Care. Victoria O’Conner (RIDOH) welcomed our practice team members:  Kaylee Mehlman, and Katheleen Treloar (RIPCPC), along with Dr. Ashna Rajan (Brown Medicine), to share their invaluable insights from participating in the six-month Quality Improvement initiative which assisted practices with applying for Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Level 1 Age-Friendly Health Systems Recognition. Victoria provided a comprehensive overview of Age-Friendly Health Systems and the 4M framework: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility, setting the stage for our discussion. Each presenter then shared their experiences with implementing the elements of an age-friendly system, detailing their goals, implemented changes, future directions, and strategies for overcoming barriers. The meeting drew a significant attendance of 104 participants. For those unable to attend, the session recording is available on RIGEC website. CTC-RI’s Best Practices in Team Based Care meetings will continue the third Tuesday of each month from 8-9 AM.