Culture Change in Nursing Homes

Culture Change in Nursing Homes

This is National Nursing Home Week. Nursing homes across Florida will host celebrations to honor the staff, family members and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of our state’s nearly 71,000 nursing home residents.

This year’s theme is “Team Care: Everyone Pitches In.” The theme is meant to personify the many professionals and caregivers whose dedication and work ethic contributes to achieving excellence and high levels of satisfaction for residents.

While team care includes a variety of individuals working in the facility — staff, nurses, certified nursing assistants, therapists, consultants and others — families and the public may not realize the breadth of expertise team care brings to the bedside.

Today, nursing homes are encouraging resident and family involvement in designing a personalized, resident-centered care plan — a program of medical, therapy, nutrition and social acti­vities.

Read more at: http://www.theledger.com/article/20130514/COLUMNISTS03/130519756