Age-Friendly Care

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As an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based healthcare organizations, CHAP is committed to create a certification program to bring Age-Friendly Care and the 4Ms Framework (what Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility) to the home health care setting.

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CHAP’s guidance, education, and resources are crucial to providers as they deliver the best patient care.

“CHAP has its sights set on a goal to bring Age-Friendly Care and the 4Ms Framework to the home healthcare setting where most older people get their care and for whom we serve. Through various partnerships, we are developing the 4Ms Framework educational tools and resources for community-based care providers to utilize and gain recognition. The design of the 4Ms Framework fits naturally with CHAP Standards, and the review and recognition tasks align with current site visit and award protocols. Participating in this project with the founding organizations of Age-Friendly Health Systems is a distinct privilege and aligns CHAP’s quality work with innovation and excellence.”

Dr. Khai Nguyen, National Medical Director | CHAP

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Getting Certified with CHAP

As the demand for high-quality elderly care rises, CHAP has introduced an Age-Friendly Care at Home certification to help agencies provide effective care that addresses the unique needs of older adults. Aimed at bringing age-friendly care into the home, this certification can be added and achieved concurrently with your CHAP accreditation with no added costs.

Integrate the 4Ms Framework into your care delivery process with the AFC Certification::

  • What Matters: Identify and address the goals, preferences, and values of older adults.
  • Medication: Optimize medications to avoid adverse effects and improve quality of life.
  • Mentation: Prevent, identify, treat, and manage dementia, depression, and delirium.
  • Mobility: Ensure older adults move safely every day to maintain function and independence.

Demonstrate value to your patients and referral partners, showcase your commitment to excellence, and connect with over 3,000 health systems.

When you put your patients’ needs first, you’ll always be their first choice.

Join us now to enrich your agency’s care and credibility.

Watch this on-demand webinar to gain insights into our evidence-based method for promoting an age-friendly setting that delivers improved patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness for our associates.

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Community Advisory Group

Robert Parker, DNP, RN, CENP, CHPN, CHP

Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Compliance Office

Kelley R. Hill, MSN RN

Executive Director of Compliance & Clinical Services

Tammy Ross, MHA, BSN, CCM, RN

Senior Vice President of Professional Services

Anne Johnson, MA

Division Director, Regulatory Support & Guidance

Katie Wehri

Director of Home Health & Hospice Regulatory Affairs

Anna Loengard MD

Chief Medical Officer

LaNita Knoke RN, BS, CMCN

Vice President Clinical Excellence

Vicki Hoak

Chief Executive Officer

Bud Langham PT, MBA

EVP of Clinical Excellence and Strategy

Rosemary Parker, RN, FAACM, CCRN, WCC, LNC-C

Director of Patient Care Services

Beth Rubio, RN

Chief Clinical Officer

Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC

Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance

Maxine Hochhauser

President Home and Community Based Services

Laura Templeton, MBA RN Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Jen Hale, MSN RN CHPN Vice President of Clinical Quality and Standards

Margherita C. Labson, BSN, MSHSA, CCM, CPHQ

Strategic Advisor

“Achieving Age-Friendly Care at Home certification reaffirms the work Compassus does every day to provide hospice care that focuses on a person’s all-encompassing needs. We are encouraged by the expansion of these standards to home-based care and honored to be distinguished as an Age-Friendly Care at Home provider at a time when more people are choosing to receive care in their home environments.”

– Jennifer Hale, VP of Clinical Quality and Standards, Compassus

“We are proud to be at the forefront of bringing the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement to home-based care. While we’ve always focused on delivering evidence-based, patient-centered care, this movement provides a clear framework on how to incorporate these elements into our standards of care in a way that benefits our patients, clinicians, referral sources and payors.”

Bud Langham, Executive VP of Clinical Excellence and Strategy, Enhabit