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American Geriatrics Society Position Statement: Making Medical Treatment Decisions for Unbefriended Older Adults

This position statement, developed by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Ethics Committee, outlines new guidance on care and decision-making for a unique and growing group of older adults: the “unbefriended.” As an update to earlier guidance released

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Person-Centered Care: A Definition and Essential Elements

An expert panel convened by the American Geriatrics Society , in collaboration with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and with support from The SCAN Foundation, released findings from a project defining “person-centered c

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American Geriatrics Society Position Statement: Achieving High-Quality Multicultural Geriatric Care

This position statement, developed by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Ethnogeriatrics Committee, outlines healthcare disparities in the United States and the minimum quality indicators that healthcare organizations and healthcare providers should adopt

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American Geriatrics Society Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

The specific aim of this project was to update the previous Beers Criteria using a comprehensive, systematic review and grading of the evidence on drug-related problems and adverse drug events in older adults.

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Optimal Perioperative Management of the Geriatric Patient

The older adult population (>65 years) is growing at a rapid rate, and a significant percentage of older adults undergo surgical procedures. This population has a unique set of needs owing to the effects of aging, some of which make them particularly pron

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American Geriatrics Society Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults Position Statement

There is ample evidence that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals face discrimination in the healthcare setting.

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American Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults

The overall goal of this clinical guideline is to improve clinical care of adults 65 years and older through prevention and treatment of delirium in the postoperative setting.

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Choosing Wisely®: List: Tests and Treatments that Older Patients and Providers Should Question

The AGS is pleased to be partnering with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation's Choosing Wisely® Campaign to help physicians, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders

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American Geriatrics Society Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Position Statement

The Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Position Statement is now revised in response to studies regarding the natural history of eating difficulties and tube feeding in persons with advanced dementia.

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Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity: A Stepwise Approach for Clinicians

These articles present a clinical approach to the care of older people with multimorbidity that describes guiding principles for the clinical management of this population.

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