Putting person-centered care in perspective
Person-centered care. Culture change. A lot of jargon is being spewed in the continuum of aging services. What I have noticed though is that while the talk is good, the underlying tone is somewhat defeatist and negative and that can only spell doom for the industry.
While embracing the Eden Alternative or building Green Houses is great, there is something more fundamental that needs to take place – not hammers and nails but a shift in hearts and minds. When the shift occurs, natural positive movement occurs. What is that shift? Take a look.
Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC, is a marketing consultant, professional speaker, aging and senior health expert, and the owner of Fast Forward Consulting. Visit his personal blog at www.anthonyssong.blogspot.com.
Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC, is president of The Aging Experience. He’s a passionate advocate for family caregivers and older adults, helping them lead a quality life through a platform of educated aging – physically, emotionally and financially. Cirillo is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives with a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania, His clients have ranged from the Cleveland Clinic, Unisys, and King Faisal Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Carolinas Health Care, Novant Health, Wall Street startups and many more. Anthony serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for PPS Alert for Long-Term Care and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry.