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Access to geriatric care improves the quality of life for patients and residents in our communities. Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is partnering with the University of North Dakota to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in rural and underserved communities through the Geriatric and Age Friendly Care TeleEcho™ Series. The final offering in this series is focused on decisional making capacity. 

Great Plains QIN Huddle – November 17, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. CT

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During the November 17 huddle, the Great Plains QIN team will discuss the topic of decisional making capacity and offer tools, resources and guidance. Our team will discuss how best to support individuals as we work to make informed decisions for family members and those we care for. We will share a personal story about the difficulties in navigating decisions for our loved ones that honors their choices, but in a way that is safe and respectful.

This huddle builds on the UND TeleECHO session held on November 10 on the same topic. The UND TeleECHO session discussed the implications of decision-making abilities, capacities and competencies. After attending, attendees were better able to:

  • Define what decision making ability, capacity and competency is [and also how to assess in persons living with dementia]
  • Demonstrate how to assess each component
  • Express working knowledge on how to incorporate assessment techniques into everyday practice.

The Age Friendly Health Systems – 4Ms Framework

These sessions will utilize the 4Ms Framework. The model focuses on four key elements What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility .Learn about the key components of the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Framework. Learn more.