Culture Change

WHAT IS CULTURE CHANGE?

"Culture change" is the common term that applies to an international movement for the transformation of older adult care, particularly in nursing homes but relevant to all senior living environments, based on person-centered and person-directed values and practices where the voices of older adults and those working with them are not just respected, but elevated. Leading models of culture change employ comprehensive and all-encompassing person-centered standards within three main platforms:

 

  • Physical

  • Organizational

  • Care practices

  • Environment

  • Family and community

  • Leadership and workplace

 

Older adults in senior living environments, along with senior care staff, are empowered to employ person-centered values of:

 

  • Choice

  • Dignity

  • Respect

  • Self-determination

  • Purposeful living

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PERSON-CENTERED CARE?

 

Culture Change Journey: Getting Started