Changing the Culture of Aging

We are changing the way we think and feel about aging and disability by creating the kind of care and support we want for our loved ones and ourselves.

What do YOU want for your grandparents, your parents and yourself?

Aging.

It happens to all of us.

No one wants to talk about getting older. We try our best to ignore it.

At some point, someone you know, maybe even you, is going to need help doing the things they can no longer do for themselves. These things include cooking, cleaning, getting dressed, getting in and out of chairs or bed and going to the bathroom.

PersonCentered

Care is our way.

Person-Centered care is simply what we want for our loved ones and ourselves. We want to direct our own lives and maintain our simple pleasures no matter where we find ourselves, and in any setting we call home. Having the opportunity to have a meaningful quality of life is a human rights issue.

Attention GA Nursing Home Staff and Related Stakeholders

Scholarships are available for many educational events listed on our event page.

Culture Change

There was a time when the state of the art treatment for any health concern meant being treated in a hospital. This medical model of treatment carried over to the “nursing home”. Long hallways, staff in uniforms at the nursing stations, “patients” in their rooms. All the epitome of efficiency. But, what if an older person doesn’t need “nursing” care? What if the help they need is quality of life care?

Culture Change is a national movement where people are reevaluating the type of care that’s typically provided for elders who need help with activities of daily living. We are reevaluating our ideas about what it is to get old. Culture Change takes into account that older people are human beings who are still growing, learning and pursuing happiness, joy and pleasure.

Culture Change is transforming the organizations who care for our older people to provide home like environments and person-centered care. This movement leaves staff and residents and their families happier and healthier.

Culture Change:

Culture:

Collective attitudes and behaviors

Change:

To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch

Culture Change Values

  • Choice
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Privacy
  • Self-Determination
  • Puposeful Living

The 2020 Culture Change Network of Georgia Summit has been postponed until next year.
SAVE THE DATE: September 2nd, 2021

ALL GEORGIANS:

Join us for our FREE “2020 MINI SUMMIT” in partnership with the national Pioneer Network Virtual Gathering

What:

Envisioning the Future of Person-Centered Dementia Care from a Pandemic Perspective featuring Doctors Al Power, Dan Potts and Jonathan Evans.

This amazing session features a TRIO of renowned physicians who are thought leaders in the world of human-centered, person-directed and relationship-based care and support for people who are living with dementia and those who care for and about them. It includes a reflection on all things dementia now that the world as we know it has been forever changed by COVID-19.

Who:

This is for EVERYONE who knows or interacts with someone who is living with dementia. That is literally all of us. We are ALL stakeholders and we must all work together if we are going to dramatically improve dementia care and support in Georgia.

When/Where:

2nd

of September, 2020

3:00 – 4:00 EDT

Register for the live event here. After the event, the recording will be available for 45 days.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND THE FULL PIONEER NETWORK VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FOR GA NURSING HOMES AND STAKEHOLDERS! THIS IS A $400 VALUE! THERE ARE 45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS and 51 CEUS! RECORDINGS AVAILABLE FOR 45 DAYS.

For more information about the Pioneer Network Virtual Gathering and to apply for scholarships, CLICK HERE.

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