The CMS Artifacts of Culture Change is a tool for providers to assess readiness, implementation, and sustainability of person-directed care. The Artifacts of Culture Change tool fills the purpose of collecting the major concrete changes homes have made to care and workplace practices, policies, and schedules, increased resident autonomy, and improved environment. It results from a study of what providers and researchers have deemed significant things that are changed and are different in a culture changing homes compared to other homes. The tool was developed by Carmen S. Bowman, the owner of the culture change consulting business, Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change in LTCand Karen Schoeneman, Deputy Director of the CMS Division of Nursing Homes.
The Artifacts is one of the several tools available to assess culture change transformations. The Development of the Artifacts of Culture Change Tool (click here to download) lists other assessment methods (pg. 5), describes the development of the Artifacts, and provides additional helpful information to support the use of the tool. The full Artifacts tool is available in Appendix A of the Development document.
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Below is a listing of websites that you may find helpful. Each is full of information about culture change issues and will provide you with more contacts and more sources for seeking information.