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Culture Change is Changing the Lives of Others

What is "Culture Change?"

Culture change is a national movement to transform the way we think about and provide care to people, whether they are living independently, in an assisted living community or in a nursing home.


When we speak of organizational culture, there is one definition that is widely used: the predominating attitudes, beliefs, values and underlying assumptions that characterize an organization.  


With culture change in long-term care, there are core person-centered values of choice, dignity, respect, self-determination, and purposeful living. These values hold across the continuum of care. It does not matter whether someone is receiving care in the same home they’ve lived in for 40 years, attending an adult day program, moving into a nursing home or are living with some type of cognitive impairment; they should be able to direct and participate in the care they are receiving as much as they are able.


Through a dynamic partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling, CCCC has created the following videos to teach you about the power of culture change. These personal stories show that care can be different!

Download  the discussion guide here.


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