Jefferson Lansdale Hospital Recognized for Providing Age Friendly Care
Lansdale, PA (May 5, 2022) — Jefferson Lansdale Hospital has been proudly recognized as an Age Friendly Care participant. Age Friendly Care is an initiative by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA).
Age Friendly Care is based on a set of four evidence-based elements of high-quality care, known as the ‘4Ms.’ The ‘4Ms’ stand for What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility, and, by centering patient care around these four areas of focus, hospitals ensure that older patients receive personalized care that is safe and aligns with what matters most to them and their families.
“Jefferson Lansdale Hospital has been a part of the North Penn region for more than eight decades, and we are proud to continuously improve the care and capabilities we offer patients in our community,” says Katie Farrell, chief administrative officer, Jefferson Lansdale Hospital. “The Age Friendly Care model is one of our newest additions. Providing Age Friendly Care is important, especially in a community like ours, with an aging population.”
In addition to providing senior care focused on the 4Ms, Jefferson Lansdale Hospital has appointed specially certified staff to ensure that the unique needs of older patients are met. Nataliya Dementovych, MD, geriatric medical director, oversees the Age Friendly Care model at Jefferson Lansdale Hospital, including continued development and implementation of new protocols and plans. She also leads interdisciplinary team rounds conducted for all inpatients ages 65+. A geriatric nurse navigator performs geriatric assessments on all admitted patients over the age of 65 and is a liaison for family members during a patient’s stay and beyond, connecting patients and families with community resources to ensure a smooth transition after discharge.
Jefferson Lansdale Hospital has several geriatric-certified nurses in the Emergency Department and inpatient units. Additionally, continuing education around senior care is offered regularly for all employees and staff.
“Older adults have unique needs,” explains Nataliya Dementovych, geriatric medical director. “At Jefferson Lansdale Hospital, we strive to provide the personalized care they need and deserve. In addition to the new Age Friendly Care model we have implemented, we have other services to benefit senior patients and families.” In partnership with Jefferson Health – Abington’s Community Health Department, on-site chronic care management support is offered to patients. Adult Day Services is also available on the Jefferson Lansdale Hospital campus, offering safe and reliable care for older adults.
In partnership with Jefferson Health – Abington’s Community Health Department, on-site chronic care management support is offered to patients. Adult Day Services is also available on the Jefferson Lansdale Hospital campus, offering safe and reliable care for older adults.
Jefferson Lansdale Hospital is a 140-bed, acute care general hospital proving a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The facility includes an emergency department, an 18-bed Orthopedic and Spine Institute, a Sleep Center and Wound Care Center.