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A Wrinkle in Care: Ironing out Ageism with Age-Friendly Care

May 13, 2022 @ 9:40 am 10:40 am

Ageism is discrimination based on older age. It is pervasive and even permeates healthcare, especially during the COVID Pandemic. It has marginalized older adults into the fringes of social isolation and exposed careless attitudes towards COVID’s disproportionate threat to older people. The 4Ms framework for developing Age-Friendly Care is a wrinkle or innovation in care that directly challenges ageism and promotes the well-being and quality of life for older adults.

Dr. Jennifer Kennedy is the Vice President for Quality and Standards at CHAP, Jennifer is the lead for the CHAP quality team and interacts with CMS and their contractors related to hospice regulatory and quality issues. She is also a member of the ANA’s national palliative nursing task group and has been honored by the UK’s St. Christopher’s Hospice as a Nursing Pioneer for their Palliative Care Nursing Project.

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