The culture change movement in Ohio's nursing homes

by Johnston, Anne E.

Abstract (Summary)
THE CULTURE CHANGE MOVEMENT IN OHIO’S NURSING HOMES By Anne E. Johnston Nursing home culture change is a national movement with the specific goal of transforming the industry of long-term care from an institutional system into home-like, person-centered care environments. Several models of care have emerged since the midto late- 1990s to provide support and “best practice” concepts for the idea of culture change. This study seeks to identify characteristics of Ohio nursing homes that indicate strong culture change behaviors and activities, and examines possible barriers that facilities experience in their attempts at transforming their culture. The data collected from nursing homes throughout Ohio provides a snapshot of culture change activities, and indicate limited progress in Ohio’s facilities overall, but a significant difference between homes based on their size and type of ownership.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:nursing homes culture change autonomy quality of care long term facilities ohio


Date of Publication:

© 2009 All Rights Reserved.