What Matters to Older Adults: Aligning Patient Values with Care Now and at the End of Life (On-Demand)

This session covers the application of the 4M’s Framework for an Age-Friendly Health System as it relates to What Matters to older adult patients. Asking patients to share their values and what matters most to them is the first step to creating an individualized treatment plan that is in alignment with patient preferences. Knowing each older adult’s specific health outcome goals and care preferences is important in all care settings, and applicable to care decisions now and at the end-of-life. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the 4Ms Framework for an Age-Friendly Health System 
  • Discuss how to assess “what matters” and align care with each older adult’s specific health outcome goals and care preferences
  • Identify the advanced directive documents and how to complete them
  • Review billing and coding for Advanced Care Planning



Sarah Ross, MS, DO


Dr. Sarah Ross is an assistant professor at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth. She completed medical school at UNTHSC and residency and fellowship at John Peter Smith Hospital. She is board certified in Family Medicine with additional certification in Geriatrics and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. She cares for older adult patients in the office, house calls, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities.



1 AOA Category 1-A credit; this program will also count as 1 ethics credit


$25 for TOMA and TXACOFP members; $35 for non-members