Episode 14 – Building Age Friendly Health Care Systems
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For older adults, a hospital stay can create challenges beyond the medical condition that caused them to be hospitalized. As Baby Boomers age, it is estimated that twenty percent of the U.S. population will be retirement age by 2030. Building age-friendly health care systems is crucial to serving the health care needs of older adults. Nimit Agarwal, MD, developed the Mind, Mobility, Medication program to look at components of care during hospitalization and build independence for patients post-hospitalization. Dr. Agarwal is director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and the Center for Healthy Aging at Banner Health in Phoenix. Episode guest: Nimit Agarwal, MD Hosted by: Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD and Katie Brite, MD
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