Culture Change in Elder Care


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. It is the most up to date resource on the transformative changes occurring in elder care services and proves that new approaches have become more than theory and are a practical reality.

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Edited by Judah L. Ronch, Ph.D., and Audrey S. Weiner, D.S.W., M.P.H.
392 pages, 7″x10″ paper cover, 2013
Health Professions Press

Speaking 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.

This book:

  • debunks perceived legal and regulatory impediments to culture change
  • promotes the change 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.

Suggested ways to use this book:

  • Share copies with the medical director, department heads and board of directors. Assign each person a chapter. Ask each person to report briefly at a meeting, discussing implications for the care setting

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