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Download the Long-Term Care Improvement Guide by Planetree and Picker Institute

by Derrick

Planetree and the Picker Institute recently published a long-term care (LTC) improvement guide. Planetree and the Picker Institute are nonprofit organizations that promote and advance patient-centered care. They collaborated to develop this 296-page guide in the hopes it will improve patient and resident-centered care across the heathcare continuum. This guide can help facilities and institutions pursuing culture change.

The guide contains three parts:

  • Part One – Making the Case for Change
  • Part Two – Building a Community – A Process for Transformation
  • Part Three – Practical Approaches for Building A Resident Centered Culture

Changing Aging’s Dr. Bill Thomas writes the commentary.

Download the Long-Term Care Improvement Guide

The Picker Institute builds on eight Principles of Patient-Centered Care:

  1. Respect for patients’ values, preferences and expressed needs
  2. Coordination and integration of care
  3. Information communication and education
  4. Physical comfort
  5. Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety
  6. Involvement of family and friends
  7. Continuity and transition
  8. Access to Care

The guide contains professional resources and links to even more resources. Download it.


Iva E Morris June 18, 2019 - 9:38 am

Will the conference in October have speakers and information on LTC?
Thank you.

Iva Morris, MSN, RN, CNL

Derrick June 19, 2019 - 7:59 pm

Which conference, Iva?


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