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Report

Building an age-friendly Indigo health system

Final report to Better Care Victoria
Publisher
Aged care quality and safety Ageing in place Healthy ageing Rural health Aged care Older people Victoria
Description

This report documents the development of a systematic, rigorous co-design process to develop an age-friendly approach to care for older people.

The Indigo 4Ms Framework combines the great strengths of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 4Ms Framework and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) guidelines to deliver better care for all older people living in rural and regional Victoria.

The Indigo 4Ms Framework brings together the essential elements of the best care for older people — what matters, medications, mobility and mental wellbeing. A set of key actions for each of four core elements has been developed. These four interdependent elements must be considered in every interaction with every older person, irrespective of setting, health or social care worker, or the level of functional ability of the person.

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