To improve the quality of care and the quality of life for nursing home residents, a growing movement, known as “culture change,” is working to deinstitutionalize long-term care and radically transform the nursing home environment.
Chi Partners is involved with all aspects of the culture change movement, with a particular focus on the GREEN HOUSE® model of care.
Chi Partner’s work around culture change is based on the belief that residents of nursing facilities have the right to enjoy the same privacy and choice they would experience if they were still living in their own homes. When culture change models are implemented, the needs and preferences of the residents come first, with the operations of the facility shaped by this awareness.
In addition, the physical and organizational structure of facilities is made less institutional, as large, hospital-like units with long corridors are transformed into home-like settings where small groups of residents are cared for by a consistent team.
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