The AGS is committed to improving health, independence, and quality of life for us all as we age. That means helping healthcare professionals, policy makers, and the public embrace core components of high-quality, person-centered care. Learn more about where we stand on some of the field’s most important topics.
- Discrimination Based on Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Disability, Age, or National Origin
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) opposes discrimination against healthcare professionals or older people based on race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), disability, age, or national origin. We believe that such discriminatory practices can have a negative impact on public health, especially the health of older Americans and vulnerable older people.
- Making Medical Treatment Decisions for “Unbefriended" Older Adults
This position statement, developed by the AGS Ethics Committee, outlines new guidance on care and decision-making for a unique and growing group of older adults: the “unbefriended.”
- Defining and Achieving “Person-Centered Care”
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 care” and its essential elements.
- Achieving High-Quality Multicultural Geriatric Care
This position statement, developed by the AGS Ethnogeriatrics Committee, outlines healthcare disparities in the United States and the minimum quality indicators that healthcare organizations and healthcare providers should adopt.
- Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults
This position statement that the AGS Ethics Committee developed addresses the vision of the AGS for the care of LGBT older adults and speciﬁc steps that can be taken to ensure that they receive the care that they need.
For a full compendium of AGS clinical guidelines and recommendations, visit GeriatricsCareOnline.org.