“Creating Home: Advocating for Change in How and Where We Age” is a consumer education pilot funded by the Picker Institute. In collaboration with its partners, the Pioneer Network developed this project in response to the growing realization that consumer awareness of and advocacy for culture change are critical to its widespread dissemination. Partners included the American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging, American College of Health Care Administrators, American Health Care Association, American Medical Directors Association, The Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations, and National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. Click the image above to view project materials.
Through funding from The Picker Institute, the project team has developed multi-media resources that build on the book’s content. Each web page on this site contains a short video and a downloadable hand-out. Click HERE to visit the Meeting the Leadership Challenge in Long Term Care website.
The book, by David Farrell, MSW, LNHA, Cathie Brady, MS, and Barbara Frank, MPA, and supported by Picker Institute, is “a must read for nursing home administrators, directors of nursing and others in leadership positions in long-term care. It offers practical, commonsense, easy-to-implement approaches that will yield immediate positive results. It also serves as a wake-up call to leaders who doubt their impact, and as an affirmation to leaders who struggle daily to do a good job.” Click on the image of the book to view and/or purchase it online.
VIVE: The Video on Interviewing Vulnerable Elders, which was released in July 2010, is a tool to teach care managers how to interview nursing home residents using the MDS (Minimum Data Set) 3.0 implemented by CMS in October 2010. As of the end of September 2011, it had been viewed on the Picker Institute and other websited more than 13,500 times. Click on the image above for more information and to view the video.
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing (“Hartford Institute”), in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and drawing on the experience of the Pioneer Network, with funding from the Commonwealth Fund and the Picker Institute, has developed Recommendations to the Field consisting of six e-Learning Modules. These Recommendations, which are being widely disseminated to nursing programs and nursing homes, address how to maximize the use of nursing homes as clinical training sites, with one focus being culture change values and practices. Click on the image above for more information and to view and/or download tools and strategies.