“Culture change” is the common name given to the national movement for the transformation of older adult services, based on person-directed values and practices where the voices of elders and those working with them are considered and respected. Core person-directed values are choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living.
Culture change transformation supports the creation of both long and short-term living environments as well as community-based settings where both older adults and their caregivers are able to express choice and practice self-determination in meaningful ways at every level of daily life.
Culture change transformation may require changes in organization practices, physical environments, relationships at all levels and workforce models – leading to better outcomes for consumers and direct care workers without inflicting detrimental costs on providers. The IPC supports this transformation through education and training throughout the state.
If you want to make a difference in the way elders and persons with disabilities are cared for in your community, become a partner in the “pioneering” efforts of this national coalition. Help spread the message and join a regional coalition near you! Regional Coalition Facilitators work with other healthcare professionals in their areas to educate and to spread the mission and the vision of the Illinois Pioneer Coalition.
Signing up to be a member includes you and your organization into a group of caring, innovative and culture changing individuals that are working to make a difference in the lives of persons in Illinois long-term care settings.