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Principles of Culture Change

  • Respect
  • Empowerment
  • Community
  • Relationships
  • Choice


What Is Culture Change? (by www.pioneernetwork.net)
“Culture change” is the common name given to the national movement for the transformation of older adult services, based on person-directed values and practices where the voices of elders and those working with them always come first. Core person-directed values are choice, dignity, respect, self-determination, and purposeful living. Culture change transformation supports the creation of both long and short-term living environments as well as community-based settings where both older adults and their caregivers are able to express choice and practice self-determination in meaningful ways at every level of daily life. Culture change transformation may require changes in organization practices, physical environments, relationships at all levels and workforce models – leading to better outcomes for consumers and direct care workers without inflicting detrimental costs on providers.

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State Contacts for Culture Change

bullet California Culture Change Coalition: www.calculturechange.org
 
bullet Colorado Culture Change Coalition: www.coculturechange.org
 
bullet Connecticut Culture Change Coalition: www.connecticutculturechange.com

bullet Florida Pioneer Network: www.floridapioneernetwork.org
 
bullet Culture Change Network of Georgia: www.culturechangega.org
 
bullet Illinois Pioneer Coalition: www.Illinoispioneercoalition.org

bullet Indiana Culture Change Coalition (ICCC): indianaculturechangecoalition.webs.com

bullet Iowa Person Directed Care Coalition: www.iowapersondirectedcare.org
 
bullet Kentucky Coalition for Person-Centered Care: www.kcpcc.org

bullet L.E.A.D.E.R. - La. Culture Change Coalition: www.laculturechangecoalition.org/ 

bullet Minnesota Culture Change Coalition: www.mnculturechange.org
 
bullet Innovation Network of New Mexico: www.innovationnetworkofnm.org
 
bullet North Carolina Coalition for Long Term Care Enhancement: www.ltcenhance.com
 
bullet Ohio Person-Centered Care Coalition (OPC3): www.centeredcare.org
 
bullet Pennsylvania Culture Change Coalition (PCCC): www.paculturechangecoalition.org
 
bullet RI Generations: www.rigenerations.com

bullet TN Eden Alternative Coalition: www.tneden.org

bullet CARE Wisconsin: www.carewi.org

bullet Wisconsin Coalition for Person Directed Care: www.wisconsinpdc.org


Pioneer Network

http://www.pioneernetwork.net/
Pioneer Network, Culture Change, State chapters

Pioneer Network Values and Principles

*Know each person

*Put the person before the task

*Risk taking is a normal part of life

*Promote the growth and development of all

*Respond to spirit, as well as mind and body

*Each person can and does make a difference

*Community is the antidote to institutionalization

*Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

*All elders are entitled to self-determination wherever they live.

*Relationship is the fundamental building block of a transformed culture.

*Shape and use the potential of the environment in all its aspects: physical, organizational and psycho /social / spiritual.

*Recognize that culture change and transformation are not destinations, but a journey always a work in progress.

 

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