Person-Centered Resources and Culture Change (QIPMO, 2018)

Culture change is just that, a change in the culture of your community. Going from an institutional-type setting with alarms and standardized meal times to walking paths and open dining. Nobody dreams of coming to a nursing home but sometimes it happens. It’s our jobs to make the next step in their journey not a prison but a home where the same choices, independence, control, and liberties are honored and exercised. The key to implementing person-centered change is thinking about your own choices, values, and preferences and chances are, they aren’t much different in the nursing home. People are people, no matter what the age or disability.