The Schlegel Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI), and Research Institute for Aging co-hosted an inaugural Culture Change Exchange at the Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging in Waterloo, Ontario (in-person and online in May 2016). Videos from this event are now available online. It was a very successful event with many LTC homes across Ontario participating; and Schlegel CLRI is excited to offer their second Culture Change Exchange on December 7th, 2016.
If your Ontario LTC home is involved with culture change or has been using the Schlegel CLRI’s Working Together to Put LIVING First Culture Change Guidebook, we want to hear from you! Please fill out the online form by 9:00am EST on Monday, October 17th if you’d like to deliver a short presentation at the December Culture Change Exchange to share your LTC home’s experiences with culture change. Free admission and travel will be provided to all accepted presenters.
Schlegel CLRI defines culture change as an ongoing, holistic journey away from an institutional model of care toward a social model of living that includes re-examining values, beliefs, attitudes, language, practices and policies, and exploring the full range of efforts needed to transform the culture into a community where everyone thrives.
You might consider culture change to include resident-centred and person-centred programs or training. For instance, any resident/person-centred programs or training you use to support residents and others with various services and care, such as food services/dietary, recreation/activation, spiritual/religious, therapy/social work, nursing/personal support, administration/management, environmental/housekeeping, volunteers/local community, etc.
For more details, visit the Research Institute for Aging website.