Saint Alphonsus adopting an 'age-friendly' healthcare system

Posted at 5:57 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-11 19:57:24-04

Saint Alphonsus is helping our aging community get better connected to their healthcare needs. 

Medical professionals from across the country hosted a panel at Saint Al's today to discuss a wide array of topics, ranging from elder abuse prevention to the healthcare system.

The goal is to make healthcare more 'age friendly', meaning more inclusive for seniors and the elderly.

According to the John A. Hartford Foundation, more than 10,000 people turn 65 every day, and they want to tailor medical care specifically to our aging community. 

"Creating a system that is reliable for older people to engage in care that they need and want and that we're encompassing the entire community," said president of the John A. Hartford Foundation Dr. Terry Fulmer. 

Saint Alphonsus will continue to work with the John A. Hartford Foundation to implement a more 'age-friendly' healthcare system, by improving hospital discharge procedures and overall treatment care.