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

  • 17 Apr 2024

CTC-RI convened our April Best Practices in Team-Based Care meeting in collaboration with RI Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC) and RI 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, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, Katheleen Treloar, LICSW (both of RIPCPC), and Ashna Rajan, MD (Brown Medicine), to share their invaluable insights from participating in the 6-month 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. These meetings will continue the third Tuesday monthly from 8-9 AM.