DENVER, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past ten years the Colorado Culture Change Coalition has been educating long-term care providers and consumers about the transformation of care. "Culture Change" is the common name given to the national movement that is helping to transform services and supports for older adults and others. Based on person-centered values and practices, the voices of those receiving care, and those working with them, are considered and respected.
Culture change transformation in Colorado and around the nation supports the creation of both long and short-term living environments as well as community-based settings where elders, disabled adults and their care partners are able to express choice and practice self-determination in meaningful ways at every level of daily life.
The Colorado Culture Change Coalition is a growing community of individuals from every corner of the state who share a mission and desire to transform care for Colorado citizens. We are health care professionals, nurses, CNA's, educators, policy makers, caregivers, Ombudsmen and consumers- and although we may come from different places in the continuum of care, we are all advocates of person-centered living.
On June 18, 2012, the Coalition will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a gala celebration, Pearls of Wisdom: Stories of Transformation, at the Denver Film Center, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver. There will be debut screening of twenty digital stories about the changed culture of nursing homes produced by residents and staff members from Colorado care communities including: Autumn Heights Health Care Center, Cambridge Care Center, Exempla Colorado Lutheran Home, Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence and Glen Ayr Health Center. The videos show that nursing homes are places where residents are thriving, growing and living and places where people want to work.
For more information about the Colorado Culture Change Coalition visit www.coculturechange.org or contact Penny Cook at 303-868-4311.
SOURCE Colorado Culture Change Coalition