"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.
Here at Lee Manor, we firmly believe in treating everyone that lives here as if they were our own family members who not only deserve, but have earned all the respect and dignity they can be given. While it is a long journey to change the mindsets we’ve developed in this industry after all these years, we have chosen to adopt Culture Change as a philosophy and will never stop striving to institute Culture Change at all levels in our home.