Founded in 2008, the Culture Change Network of Georgia (CCNG) is a group of dedicated supporters and stakeholders working as partners to promote and foster culture change to improve the quality of life for older Georgians in all settings where aging services are delivered. We are changing the way we think and feel about aging and disability by creating the kind of care and support we want for our loved ones and ourselves.
We are working on a three-year, $1.6 million Civil Money Penalty (CMP) grant focused on “Building Resources for Delivering Person-Centered Care in Georgia Nursing Homes” (BRPCC), that was awarded to Georgia State University Gerontology Institute in partnership with the CCNG in 2018. The funding was awarded from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Georgia Department of Community Health.
The overall goal of this project is to develop a sustainable program model aimed at improving the quality of life of nursing home residents in Georgia, including those living with dementia, by providing important resources, staff development and training to the state's 374 nursing homes using a variety of in-person and online strategies. The project includes the following four goals:
(1)To conduct a three-stage needs assessment to understand culture change awareness, and identify the related barriers, facilitators and training need of Georgia’s nursing homes.
(2)To identify, digest and disseminate real-time-web-based information and resources for Georgia’s nursing homes.
(3)To engage stakeholders across the state (e.g. nursing home staff at all levels, regional and state level stakeholders) with the intent of connecting them to the project and securing buy-in for project goals, providing awareness education on culture change, person-centered care, and living with dementia, and providing scholarships for in-depth individual learning opportunities.
(4)To develop, test and launch interactive competency-based online continuing education training for nursing home staff (all levels), residents and informal care partners. We have created a series of education and professional development modules called Culture Change Matters.℠ It consists of three modules for Direct Care & Support Associates and two modules for Supervisory Staff, and each module contains four lessons. We are in the process of piloting these before rolling them out to Georgia nursing homes.
WHO IS CULTURE CHANGE NETWORK OF GEORGIA?
CULTURE CHANGE AND PERSON-CENTERED CARE: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
CULTURE CHANGE COALITIONS: KEY TO ADVANCING CHANGE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
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