"You Have Rights"
"The Smart Consumer's Guide to Quality Nursing Home & Assisted Living Care," and
"The Smart Consumer's Guide to Quality Hospice,
Home Health, & Home Care"
As a consumer of healthcare services, you are entitled to the most appropriate and best care available. The care you receive should focus on you as a decision maker, directing the care you receive in concert with your family, friends, and others care providers. Communities and providers who adhere to a person-centered care model will allow you to receive the best care possible in the most dignified manner!
The Colorado Culture Change Coalition is dedicated to providing consumers with the knowledge of how to identify care providers that uphold person-centered values. By understanding what culture change is, a consumer can make an informed decision that will transform their care experience, whether at their current home or their new residence.
If you are faced with making the best decision about care for yourself, we are here to help.
This survey allow you, the consumer, to evaluate your care community to determine if you are receiving the best care possible. Please note, this document has been written specifically for "elders", but the concepts apply to people of all ages.
In a helpful article, CCCC's Executive Director Penny Cook provides a brief and informative explanation of person centered care and culture change. The article also provides you with key questions to ask a long-term care provider to determine if they are following person-centered principles.
Unique challenges arise in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities when elders enter into long-term care. Often times, LGBT elders often decide to go back into the closet, even after living most of their lives openly and proudly. Project Visibility raises awareness to this issue, and provides resources to long-term care providers, LGBT people, their partners, their families, and friends. Project Visibility also has training for providers on how to interact with GLBT people in their home, often hidden, looking to share this important facet of their life with those that care for them.
These brand-new consumer guides are a great tool and resource for family members and consumers to assist you as you are looking for nursing home, assisted living, home health care, home care and hospice services.
In the guides, you will learn what person-centered values are and what key questions to ask. The information here will help you evaluate the answers you hear to find the best place for your or your loved ones!
This guide gives questions to ask of potential service and care providers plus the answers to listen for as you are making decisions.
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This helpful brochure will support your decision-making process by giving you the knowledge you need to evaluate the care provided in an assisted living community.
This helpful brochure will support your decision-making process by giving you the knowledge you need to evaluate the care provided in a nursing home.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has provided this resource to help you find and compare nursing homes, understand how to pay for nursing home care, your rights as a nursing home resident and alternatives to nursing home care.
If you are faced with making decisions at the end of life, this helpful resource will give you the information you need to choose the best care methods and providers.