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.