Culture change refers to changing insitutional culture (certainly not anyone's ethnical culture which by the way would be impossible anyway).
From institutional care to individualized care.
From facility to home.
From being just a number, or room number often in the case of an insitution, to being known as a person.
To be well known.
Seamless living. Culture change means your life shouldn't change even when you move into an institution.
In the opening plenary of the 2014 Pioneer Network conference culture change leader Steve Sheilds pointed out that we have watered down the term culture change by using person-centered care as the work of truly and deeply changing institutional culture is so difficult.
Culture change leader Dr. Bill Thomas has said all these years that the institutional culture is like a dragon that we keep trying to slay but keeps popping up. It does take drastic change, but homes have done it and we will do it. Its what we all want.
Articles written and printed in the Carbon Valley News in Firestone, CO:
"Nursing Homes - They are a Changin'" article by C. Bowman
"Get Wisdom" article by C. Bowman
"It's Better to Live in a Garden" article by C. Bowman
"Thrive or Fail" article by C. Bowman
"Relationship not Rules" article by C. Bowman
"Transforming Nursing Homes" article by C. Bowman
"What to Say and Do with an Older Person" article by C. Bowman
"People First Language" article by C. Bowman
"We need Your Help" article by C. Bowman
CMS funded a broacast in 2002 entitles "Innovations in Quality of Life-The Pioneer Network."It is an excellent resource for training on the principles and practices of culture change.
The broadcast consists of the following segments, show them separately and generate discussion after each:
What is Culture Change - Rose Marie Fagan, founding Executive Director Pioneer Network
Staff Empowerment and I Care Planning - Sue Misiorski, founding President Pioneer Network
The Eden Alternative - Dr. Bill Thomas, founder Eden Alternative, Green House Project, ChangingAging blogspot
Bathing without a Battle - Joanne Rader, founding Board Member Pioneer Network
The Sanctity of the Household -Steve Sheilds, Founding Board Member Pioneer Network, former CEO Meadowlark Hills, Manhattan, KS
Culture Change and Remaning Compliant/Surveyor to Surveyor segment- Carmen Bowman, former CO State Surveyor and CMS Policy Anaylyst, Basic Surveyor Course Trainer
Moderated by Karen Schoeneman, retired Deputy Director, CMS Division of Nursing Homes, founding Pioneer
Links to know about:
Pioneer Network: the national organization representing culture change: http://www.pioneernetwork.net/
The Eden Alternative: a model comprising of 10 principles dedicated to creating a place for people to thrive http://www.edenalt.com/
Action Pact: a multi-media culture change consulting company dedicated to the household model and in getting resources "out there" http://www.actionpact.com/