Culture change refers 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. Click here for the Pioneer Network’s definition of Culture Change.
The FHCA Quality Improvement & Culture Change Council consists of members and other partners, including representatives from the Florida Pioneer Network and the National Pioneer Network, working together to encourage understanding and support of culture change. The mission of the Council is to promote person centered care and culture change movement in the long term care profession by serving as a resource to educate, assist and support person-directed care in accordance with the vision and values of FHCA in partnership with the Florida Pioneer Network.