Culture Transformation

The Importance of Social Relations When Considering Older Consumers
, Culture Transformation, Operations, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Scholars in marketing and sociology have examined how the consumption of goods and services is a factor in how people construct their social identity. This…

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Nursing Homes in Print News Media: Mostly Negative Coverage
, Culture Transformation, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

There is a perception that the public has generally negative views of nursing homes (NHs), which is likely to be influenced by their portrayal in…

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Turn, Turn, Turn: A Circular Model for Culture Change Education
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The group circle has not been a particularly fashionable structure for holding meetings between adults. In the U.S., sitting in a circle is chiefly reserved…

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Evidence for the Patient-Centered Model of Care
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

A recent brief in the Journal of the American Medical Association argues that the patient-centered model is gaining international evidence and support. The brief cites…

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Assessing Pain in Dementia Patients
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Individuals with moderate-to-severe dementia have difficulty in reporting pain to caregivers and other care providers. Because of this, a number of observational pain assessment measures…

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Assessing the Quality of Life of People with Dementia: A Marriage of Research, Practice, and Technology
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Researchers and practitioners require reliable and valid methods for measuring the quality of life (QOL) of people with dementia to assess the impact of interventions,…

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Person-Centered Care May Contribute to Job Satisfaction
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Many studies have shown the benefits of person-centered care for long-term care residents. By emphasizing the value of the patient’s feelings and sense of self…

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Participatory Action Research for Culture Change
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The culture change movement brought a much-needed emphasis on the dignity and humanity of those receiving long-term care. Research has identified many outcomes of culture…

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Establishing a Person-Centered Culture in a VA Nursing Home
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The Veterans Administration has taken up the model of person-centered care, asking administrators throughout its health care system to modify their facilities and train their…

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Measuring Person-Centered Caregiving
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Person-centered care has become the dominant model for dementia care in the US and UK. This model emphasizes that older adults who are receiving care…

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Person Centered Care: An Important Part of Health Reform Initiatives
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

In Long Term Care, the buzzword for some time has been about Person Centered Care (PCC). Now PCC practices (outlined here) are catching on as…

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From Clinical Care Facilities to Person-Centered Homes: Is Continued Change Possible?
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Thanks to a broad coalition of resident advocates, human services organizations, and nursing professionals, the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act marked what we may even…

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