Specialized Information for:

Nursing HomesAssisted Living/Board & Care Home and Community Based Services

Culture Change

The Role of the LTC Ombudsman in Culture Change: Promoting Resident Directed Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living (2007)
This resource brief is designed to generate ideas about how long-term care ombudsmen can promote systemic, resident-directed care practices in facilities. Included are examples of state and local ombudsman program involvement in promoting culture change practices, offers tips for ombudsman advocacy, discusses the role of the ombudsman and lists salient resources.

Ombudsman Best Practices: Supporting Culture Change to Promote Individualized Care in Nursing Homes (2000)
This paper presents long-term care ombudsman practices in supporting culture change in nursing homes, drawing on lessons learned by state ombudsman programs that have engaged in such initiatives. It includes an overview of the issues, relevant practice precedents and examples of best practice. The section “Lessons Learned” examines important considerations for state and local ombudsmen who want to begin or continue culture change efforts.

Return to top