An Age-Friendly Framework For Caring For Older Adults With Chronic Lung Disease

An Age-Friendly Framework For Caring For Older Adults With Chronic Lung Disease

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Session date: May 24, 2023

Older adults are disproportionately affected by many chronic lung diseases (e.g. COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis). Developing diagnostic and treatment strategies for older adults in an age-friendly health system must consider diagnostic accuracy, likelihood of benefit, and the unique needs of this population. The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement have outlined a conceptual framework for age-friendly healthcare delivery called the 4Ms – Medication, Mobility, Mentation, and What Matters. The proposed symposium includes a diverse group of interprofessional and international experts in aging who will highlight the impact this framework has on caring for patients with chronic lung disease.

• Define the components of age-friendly healthcare (4Ms) in chronic lung disease
• Apply the 4M framework and understanding of the physiology of aging to adapt diagnostic testing algorithms and treatment protocols for older adults with and without geriatric syndromes
• Identify geriatrics assessments that should be routinely performed by pulmonologists or assessed by these experts prior to making diagnosis or treatment decisions for chronic lung diseases

Michele Bellantoni, MD
Stefanie Krick, MD, PhD
John Hurst, MD
Amber Lanae Martirosov, PharmD
Abebaw Yohannes, PhD, ATSF
Matthew Griffith, MD, MPH

Overview of The Age-Friendly Health System (4M) Framework
Biology of Lung Aging
Diagnostic Dilemmas in Chronic Lung Disease for the Older Adult
Pharmacotherapy in the Older Adult with Chronic Lung Disease
Frailty, Falls and Chronic Lung Disease
Caring for Chronic Lung Disease Patients in Nursing Homes