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Culture Change

"Culture change" is the national movement for the transformation of older adult services. This movement is based on person-directed care and practices where the voices of residents, and those working with them, are considered and respected. Person-directed values are choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living.

  • Green House Project: A de-institutionalization effort designed to restore individuals to a home in the community by combining small homes with the full range of personal care and clinical services expected in high-quality nursing homes.
  • Culture Change Now: A company of trainers, educators and consultants who assist nursing homes and other elder care organizations in becoming resident-directed.
  • Pioneer Network: Advocates and facilitates deep system change and transformation in our culture of aging.
  • Colorado Culture Change Coalition: seeks to transform the culture throughout the long-term care continuum by affirming the dignity and value of each individual who lives and works in these settings.

Recommended Reading

  • Learning from Hannah: Secrets of a Life Worth Living, William H. Thomas, M.D.
  • Life Worth Living: How Someone Can Still Enjoy Life in a Nursing Home, William H. Thomas, M.D.
  • If I Live To Be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians, Neenah Ellis
  • The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved Ones and Still Have a Life of Your Own, Gary Barg
  • A Fresh Map of Life: The Emergence of the Third Age, Peter Laslett
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Colorado Advocacy Contact Information

Colorado State Ombudsman
The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
455 Sherman Street Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203
800-288-1376

Attorney General's Office
1525 Sherman St. 7th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-4500

Governor's Office
136 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203-1792
(303) 866-2471

Lieutenant Governor's Office
130 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203-1792
(303) 866-2087

The Legal Center
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203
1-800-288-1376
tlcmail@thelegalcenter.org

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