“Culture change in long-term care is a longitudinal, systemic, holistic process of transforming a long-term care organization (people, culture, beliefs, actions) and its physical surroundings, from being embedded in a traditional institutional medical model or philosophy to operating as a holistic therapeutic community based upon resident-centered care and dignified workplace practices. Culture change is a multitude of efforts aimed at transforming the psycho-social, organizational, operational and physical environment in order to enhance quality of care, quality of experience, quality of life and create a viable sustainable business through developing a triadic setting that is simultaneously a healthy, positive, enjoyable workplace, a loving, supportive home and a thriving community that meets resident-identified physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs as well as facilitating a high quality of life for all individuals involved.”My work includes creating change in long-term care. This is an ongoing journey that involves evaluating all aspects of an organizational culture, gathering information and input, building teams, trying new things, and honoring the voices of elders and those working closest with them. My work in culture change also extends to outside individual homes, in which I offer research, education, and programs to advocate for change in long-term care.
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