Culture Change in Elder Care

Culture Change in Elder Care

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Culture Change in Elder Care is a one-of-a-kind exploration of the ongoing efforts to revolutionize elder care in America, with contributions from many of the innovators who have championed the "culture change" movement. Supporting the ideals of person-centered care from economic, practical, and moral perspectives, it also speaks to the changing demands of long-term care consumers and how care communities will remain competitive by creating settings where residents and staff can live and grow, and not just grow old. Gain insight into the essential arguments, values, and business case for why traditional care models have and must change to better serve the needs of today's older adults.

Highlighting the key principles of person-centered care, including listening to the voice of elders and providing meaningful choices, this book also:

  • debunks perceived legal and regulatory impediments to culture change
  • promotes the changes needed at local, state, and federal levels to bring focus to higher quality of life and improved care practices
  • illuminates the many benefits to be gained from embracing culture change
  • offers advice on the future for community owners, administrators, and managers

The most up-to-date resource on the transformative changes occurring in elder care services, Culture Change in Elder Care proves that new approaches have become more than theory and are a practical reality, with stronger justifications than ever before.

Remain a leading provider in your community—turn towards the future of elder care and emphasize dignity, choice, and comfort in the day-to-day lives of older adults

Future Pull - Understanding the Culture in Culture Change (excerpt)
by LaVrene Norton

(from Culture Change in Elder Care, Vol 1 in Leading Principles & Practices in Elder Care)

Understand the complexity of changing the organization from institutional to person-centered, person-directed. LaVrene guides the reader through a discussion of the flow of power in the organization, hinging on decisions made; on the myths and realities that co-exist and must be acknowledged; of the influences that pull toward and push away; of the need to understand that the function vision may be different from the articulated vision of the organization. This work then lays out 6 arenas of collaborative struggle that must take place to move soundly toward the vision of a new way of living for frail elders living in care environments.

Judah L. Ronch, Ph.D., is Dean of the Erickson School at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, the first-of-its-kind professional school that prepares professionals, undergraduate, and graduate students to be managers and leaders to work in aging services. He has researched and written extensively on the debilitating effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease and has pioneered major reforms in the long-term care industry to improve the mental health of older adults and the working conditions of those who care for them.

Audrey S. Weiner, D.S.W., M.P.H., is President and CEO of the Jewish Home Lifecare in New York, which serves 10,000 elders a year through its rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing, housing, home care, adult day, care management, and transportation services. Dr. Weiner is the author of numerous publications, many addressing the transformation of nursing homes. She was the founding editor of the Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care, and in 2003 co-edited (with Judah Ronch, Ph.D.) Culture Change in Long-Term Care, the first text to address the topic. Dr. Weiner is also co-editor with Dr. Ronch of Models and Pathways for Person-Centered Elder Care (2014), which is part of the series Leading Principles & Practices in Elder Care.

  • Judah L Ronch, Audrey S. Weiner

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