Encouraging Greater Mobility for Older Adults
The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) published an article, “‘Move’ Encourages Greater Mobility for Older Adults," in the Age-Friendly series in CHA’s journal, Health Progress.
MOVE stands for Mobility Optimizes Virtually Everything.
The article is authored by GAPNA President Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, Program Director, Senior Emergency Center, St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital, Livonia, MI, and Belinda Dokic, CPht, MHA, Regional ACO/CIN Program Manager, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Livonia, MI.
The St. Mary Mercy team is working on validating data collected around average length of stay and patient satisfaction, and the initial pre- and post-measurement of the mobility program’s results look promising. They indicate a statistically significant improvement in the percent of patients who were discharged to home or self-care and suffered no falls with injury.
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