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Couple calls for compassion in care

Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-   SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Nursing home workers from around Illinois gathered in Springfield this week for the Illinois Pioneer Coalition’s annual summit. The coalition advocates for “person-centered care” in long-term care… Read More

Through the Looking Glass II – Aviston Countryside Manor in the News – 2/16/2011

Aviston Countryside Manor – Through the Looking Glass II From KSDK.com -St Louis News By Heidi Glaus Aviston, Ill (KSDK) — In the small town of Aviston, Illinois a rather large lesson is being learned at Aviston Countryside… Read More

Person Centered Care in the Chicago Tribune – 2/16/2011

Person-centered care creates home-like environment for residents Person-centered care creates home-like environment for residents The common living room at Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights. Christine Casey believes that personal care has probably extended the life of her 93-year-old… Read More

CMS 2012 Nursing Home Action Plan – 7/6/2012

  Read the latest news from CMS. http://www.hallrender.com/ltc/cms-releases-2012-nursing-home-action-plan

The Power of Language to Create Culture Change – 12/11/2012

Language plays a crucial role in shaping the culture of aging and aging services in our society. The words we use when talking to and about older persons denote how they are valued, what is expected of them,… Read More

What Are Old People For Student Project – 3/21/2013

On October 23-25th 2013, in Springfield, IL the Illinois Pioneer Coalition will hold our 10th Annual Summit. One of the summit’s goals will be to identify ways to change the culture of long- term care. We want your… Read More

Illinois Pioneer Coalition honors Illinois Culture Change Champion of the Year – 11/6/2015

Angela was born and raised in Southern Illinois. She graduated nursing school in 1997 and started employment at Daystar Care Center, and 83 skilled nursing facility.  Shortly after that Angela took a position at Community Health & Emergency… Read More

IPC Creates a YouTube Channel Teaching “How to Choose a Nursing Home” – 9/1/2016

To spread the word on the publication “Your Way, How to Find Dignity and Choice in a Nursing Home” the IPC has created a YouTube channel.  Currently there are four videos sharing tips from the Your Way book… Read More

Changing Aging: Respecting Elders and Asking Questions

“What we owe the old is reverence, but all they ask for is consideration, attention, not to be discarded and forgotten. What they deserve is preference, yet we do not even grant them equality. One father finds it… Read More