The author Maya Angelou said, "I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself."
How do we move from an institution providing skilled health care to an environment that also offers all that home provides: privacy, choice, autonomy, a sense of well-being, pleasures in daily living?
This workbook and DVD, A Tale of Transformation: Four Stages Tell the Story, focuses on the work by Leslie A. Grant, PhD of University of Minnesota and LaVrene Norton, MSW of Action Pact, Inc. entitled: "A Stage Model of Culture Change in Nursing Facilities". It is filled with images, learning circles, stories of culture change that will guide you whether you're at the earliest stage (institutional) or have already transformed your facility and energized your staff in the transformational and neighborhood stages, or completely renovated into the Household Model. The workbook includes exercises, team activities specific to each stage.
LaVrene, an early pioneer in culture change in long term care, has a strong reputation in organizational dynamics and a deep understanding of how nursing homes function, the problems that they face, and the opportunities they have for change. She shares this knowledge extensively in both the DVD and the workbook.