From 'Nursing Home' to 'Home': The Small House Movement: From the Growing Movement Toward "Small is Better," Notes from a Conceptual Leader (Environments for Aging) From 'Nursing Home' to 'Home': The Small House Movement: From the Growing Movement Toward "Small is Better," Notes from a Conceptual Leader (Environments for Aging)

From 'Nursing Home' to 'Home': The Small House Movement: From the Growing Movement Toward "Small is Better," Notes from a Conceptual Leader (Environments for Aging‪)‬

Long-Term Living 2008, March, 57, 3

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Individuals who seek long-term care have three distinct needs: housing, assistance with activities of daily living, and chronic disease management. The goal of nursing home reform should be to provide satisfactory performance in each of these areas. While the culture change movement has provided the nursing home industry with many innovative, humanistic, life-enhancing approaches, it is apiecemeal tinkering with a delivery system that is fundamentally flawed. Culture change leaves largely in place the root cause of nursing home failure: the institution. To achieve the desired outcomes of good quality of care and good quality of life, the institution must be removed from the nursing home equation. "Small house" is the generic name for a deinstitution alized nursing home. Small house achieves deinstitutionlization by reframing the philosophical view of the person, changing the architecture, and reengineering the design of the organization. Small house programs have been implemented, thus far, in a variety of ways. Tightly defined registered trademarked models, such as the Green House[R], (1) loosely defined consultantled implementations that accommodate individual organization choices, (2) and internally envisioned and self-implemented versions all exist. While each organization has configured its implementation in a unique manner, there are a set of characteristics that define an implementation as a small house (table 1). A small house is an intentional community of 10 to 14 persons and a staff of highly trained workers who live and work in a well-designed environment organized and operated around the humanistic guiding principles of autonomy and dignity. When completely implemented, small house reframes the philosophical view of the person, restores the metaphysical and physical home, provides good chronic disease management, and supplies sufficient staff and equipment to support personal care.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2008
1 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
9
Pages
PUBLISHER
Vendome Group LLC
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
77.1
KB

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