Changing the Culture of Care

Last week we started a new project with the Colorado Culture Change Coalition, a community of dedicated individuals interested in transforming the culture of the long term care continuum. Culture Change is big these days, as every single one of us is getting older (like it or not), and will most likely come into contact with long term care, whether it’s us or someone we love. So in order to help encourage and promote culture change, we’re working with long term care facility employees to help them tell stories of the difference that culture change has meant to them, or why and how and when culture change they knew that culture change was needed. Those caretakers will then go and help residents at their facilities tell stories about culture change and how they are or are not cared for.

The stories will go out to every single long term care facility in the state as well as be featured in a public screening. Eventually, we hope to distribute the stories to facilities nationwide in order to encourage culture change across the field. Funding for the project actually came from penalties assessed by the Culture Change Accountability Board to facilities not providing ethical patient care, so there’s a meaningful restorative justice component to this project as well.

Behold, the stories:

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