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Traditional Care Transforms to Individualized Care


 

Traditional Care

Individualized Care

 
       
 

Staff provide "treatments”..................

Nurture the human spirit in addition to meeting medical needs

 
 

Residents follow facility routine..........

Organization follows the elders' routine

 
 

Staff float.........................................

Permanent assignments

 
 

Staff makes decisions for residents......

Elders make their own decisions

 
 

Facility belongs to staff......................

This is the elders' home

 
 

Structured activities.........................

Spontaneous activities 24 hours a day

 
 

Departmental focus..........................

Team focus

 
 

Staff know residents by diagnosis.......

Staff know elders as individuals

 
       
 

Adapted from: Florida Pioneer Network, Culture Change in Long-Term Care, with permission