Innovations in Long-Term Care

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<p>Baby boomers start turning 60 this year, focusing new attention on concerns about how to handle increased demand for high-quality long-term care. One effort to address such questions is a movement known as "culture change" or "resident-centered care," which seeks to make long-term care more customized to and considerate of residents' needs.<BR><br>The Commonwealth Fund has funded the development of a number of practical and innovative tools for long-term care providers that will help them create more resident-centered facilities, including the following:<br><br><ul><li><a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=20610&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Ftools%2Ftools%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D342998%26%23doc342998">Champions for Care: A Workbook for Long-Term Care Providers</a><br />This workbook is designed to help long-term care facility staff members build teams and take on leadership roles in a way that enables them to develop a resident-centered culture for their facility.</li><li><a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=20611&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Ftools%2Ftools%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D324184%26%23doc324184">Modeling and Measuring Nursing Home Reform: The Culture Change Staging Tool</a><br />The Culture Change Staging Tool is a free, Web-based tool that enables nursing homes to assess their progress in becoming resident centered.</li><li><a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=20612&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Ftools%2Ftools%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D326601%26%23doc326601">Guidance for Bathing Patients with Dementia: Bathing Without a Battle</a><br />The <em>Bathing Without a Battle</em> CD and video offers practical techniques that families and caregivers can use to make bathing for people with dementia a pleasurable experience.</li><li><a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=20613&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Ftools%2Ftools%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D324178%26%23doc324178">Preventing Delirium in Older Adults: Hospital Elder Life Program</a><br />The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is an evidence based program designed to prevent delirium in older, hospitalized adults.</li><li><a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=20614&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Ftools%2Ftools%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D305138%26%23doc305138">TimeSlips: Group Storytelling Helps People with Alzheimer's</a><br />This simple, inexpensive technique for conducting creative storytelling sessions lets people with dementia express themselves without relying on failing memories and faltering language skills.</li></ul><br><br>Please see the <a href="/tools/tools.htm">Innovations section</a> of our Web site for a complete list.</p>