Culture Change 2018

Culture Change 2018

January 5, 2018

In an effort to enhance day to day life and make our care practices more individualized to each resident, Henderson Care Center will be implementing Culture Change.

This new way of thinking revolves around resident preferences and needs.

Natural Waking

Staff will no longer be waking residents up, instead we will allow them to wake on their own. Breakfast time will be extended to accommodate this.

Undisturbed Sleep

Staff will no longer be waking residents every 2 hours to check them, but instead doing hourly safety checks to assure they are safe and comfortable. Better quality incontinent products and mattresses will be utilized. Additionally, lighting and sound changes will accommodate a sounder night of rest. At any time the resident has a need or utilizes the call llight, complete care will continue to be given.

Why are we doing this?

Numerous studies have shown deep sleep facilitates less confusion, less “Sundowner’s Syndrome”, fewer behaviors, reduction in falls, and actually builds immunity. Facilities that have implemented this have seen fewer illnesses and lower infection rates.

When does this begin?

Our implementation day is January 10, 2018. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call a member of leadership at the Care Center. We hope you can support our changes and look forward to a positive Culture Change in 2018!