The Age-Friendly Health System

In this pre-recorded webinar, speaker Peg M. Bradke, MA, RN, will review the 4Ms Framework. This course, in its entirety, will take an estimated 60 minutes to complete.

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Healthcare clinicians to include social workers, dietitians, nurses, primary care providers, recreational therapists and other healthcare professionals providing care to older adults 

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The Age-Friendly Health System
Peg M. Bradke, MA, RN, Cedar Rapids, IA

The number of adults aged 65 and older in the U.S. is rapidly growing and as people age their care can become more complex. The partners for Age-Friendly Health Systems set a bold vision to build a social movement so that all care with older adults is age-friendly care. The work follows a set of evidence-based practices and aligns with What Matters to the older adult and their caregivers. Being an Age-Friendly Health System means reliably providing a set of four evidence-based elements of high-quality care, known as the 4Ms, to all older adults in your system. The 4Ms Framework includes: What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility. When implemented together, the 4Ms represent a broad shift to focus on the needs of older adults. Training objectives include:

  • Describe the 4Ms and how they interact with each other.
  • Discuss ways to implement the 4Ms in practices, units and health systems.
  • Give examples of lessons learned from successful initiatives.


Peg M. Bradke, MA, RN

Peg M. Bradke recently retired from UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids where she was Vice President of Patient Experience and Transitions. She continues work with UnityPoint on projects. Bradke received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mount Mercy College and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Iowa. In her 39-year career, she has had various administrative roles. As vice president, the emphasis of her work was on Transitions of Care across the Care Continuum. Bradke is passionate about patient and family centered care and has facilitated the Patient and Family Advisory Council since 2007. She is an alumni of the Practice Change Leader Program and serves as a senior leader for the program. She also serves as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on the Transforming Care at the Bedside, Transitions of Care to Reduce Rehospitalzations and SNF Collaboratives. She is a member of the national Age-Friendly Health Systems Advisory Board.

No continuing education is provided for this course. The user will receive a certificate of completion upon completing the course.

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