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Culture Creation: A Concept Based on Person-Centered Care

Posted Jan 11 2011 12:00am

I recently came across an article that makes me smile – really smile. I’ve written copiously about “culture change” in nursing homes. Part of culture change, pushed with great skill by the Pioneer Network’s great work, is that nursing homes are becoming person-centered, rather than set up for staff efficiency. The irony of all of this is that once person-centered care is in place, the residents of the nursing home are generally much easier to care for. In person-centered care, the care is based on the needs of the individual. The person’s who goes to live in a nursing home is no longer just a number.

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