Keystone Center to Host Twitter Chat Focused on Improving Care for Older Adults
Posted on January 22, 2021
Out of 100,000 Michigan inpatient admissions per the Michigan Inpatient Database, approximately 41.9% were patients over the age of 65, according to statewide data from 2019. To make matters more challenging, roughly 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. As a patient safety organization committed to better outcomes, the MHA Keystone Center will launch the second cohort of the MHA Keystone Center Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community to prevent harm to older adults and decrease overall healthcare costs from readmissions (see related article).
To raise awareness on the topic of improving care for older adults, the MHA Keystone Center will host a Twitter Chat from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 to discuss the urgent need for age-friendly healthcare, as demonstrated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the event, the MHA Keystone Center will moderate and lead the conversation, asking questions from @MHAKeystoneCtr. MHA-member hospitals are encouraged to share their current initiatives and success stories using the hashtag #KeystoneAgeFriendly.
The set of 6 questions that will be asked during the Twitter Chat will be made available in the coming weeks on the MHA Keystone Center Older Adults webpage.To confirm participation, members should contact the MHA Keystone Center.
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