Hello -- Are folks here familiar with "culture change" in long-term care? Does anyone have experience working in a "household model"?
This YouTube clip shows Steve Shields (of Meadowlark Hills in Kansas) discussing the role of nursing in the household model. I'm curious to know what folks on this forum think about it:
Feb 28, '07
Thanks Joe! I know your email because you email my boss all the time
Thanks for responding! I want to read your editorial and am very interested in hearing any updates you've gleaned regarding resistance from nurses r/t culture change. Actually, after reading Dr Bill Thomas' awesome book What Are Old People For and working in a variety of facility settings, one realizes the resistance is fear-based, and that fear is held by anybody who has a "power" position that feels threatened by the acknowledgment that CNAs are timewise and hands-on the closest members of the healthcare team to the residents. If people would just address their fears rationally, directly and openly they'd learn there really is nothing to fear; everybody can focus on best patient outcomes happily in their own role and have plenty to do!
It's going to be an interesting journey ...
Currently there are no official Green Houses yet in Oregon.
Praying the snobs don't derail this most promising practical mode of enlightened elderhood :angel2:
Last edit by Cascadians on Feb 28, '07