The Integrated Memory Care (IMC) program is a nationally recognized patient-centered medical home that provides primary care, individualized for people living with dementia-and their families. IMC is a nurse-practitioner led model and partnership between the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University and Emory Healthcare primary care. The IMC's patient centered approach allows patients to receive a broad array of health care services in a single visit from an interprofessional team of nurses, geriatricians, neurologists, social workers, and medical assistants to provide exemplary care coordination in all areas of the patient's care.
IMC operates an ambulatory clinic practice and a community facility practice where care is driven by individualized plans aligned with patients' goals. The model takes a primary palliative care perspective, emphasizing aggressive symptom management, advance care planning, and holistic care. IMC has been recognized as a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) level 3 patient centered medical home and by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as an Age Friendly Health system participant site. Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System entails reliably providing a set of four evidence-based elements of high-quality care, known as the "4Ms," to all older adults in your system: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility.