Culture Change in California
We are an action-oriented collaboration representing providers, resident-advocates, state and federal regulators and direct care workers dedicated to starting a new conversation about care in nursing homes. Research studies have shown that transforming the organizational culture or nursing homes to one that is person-centered and resident-directed improves staff retention and resident outcomes. Collectively, these practices are referred to as "culture change." The California Culture Change Coalition provides a forum for regulatory agencies, providers, resident advocates and labor to come together to change the nature of the dialogue around nursing homes.
Despite efforts to make improvements in many areas, many nursing homes continue to struggle with a range of challenges, from negative social stigma, high rates of staff turnover and quality of care issues. Providers need to be supported in a variety of ways as they undertake organizational transformation in their facilities. The Coalition serves as a resource for the dissemination of culture change practices and is engaged in activities that directly benefit providers.
Working to Reduce Antipsychotic Medication
The Coalition supports the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, an effort by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other stakeholders to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medication. CMS has partnered with the Long-Term Care Community Coalition to give consumers information and resources about this important topic. Get the Facts About Antipsychotic Drugs and Dementia Care