First Dental Organization to Be Designated as an Age-Friendly Health System
The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, have created the “Age-Friendly Health System” designation to highlight those healthcare providers that meet certain evidence-based benchmarks when it comes to caring for older adults. The system has more than 3,000 members and it recently added its first dental participant — the Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s Specialty Care Clinic at the University of Rochester in New York. The Eastman Institute for Oral Health has focused on caring for older patients by treating residents of nursing homes, educating dentists on appropriate elder care, and conducting research related to older adult populations. Click here to read more.