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Description - Culture Change in Elder Care by Judith L. Ronch

Part of the series Leading Principles & Practices in Elder Care, Culture Change in Elder Care is a one-of-a-kind exploration of the ongoing efforts to revolutionise elder care in America, with contributions from many of the innovators who have championed the 'culture change' movement. Supporting the ideals of person-centred care from economic, practical, and moral perspectives, it also speaks to the changing demands of long-term care consumers and how care communities will remain competitive by creating settings where residents and staff can live and grow, and not just grow old. Gain insight into the essential arguments, values, and business case for why traditional care models have and must change to better serve the needs of today's older adults.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932529869
ISBN-10: 1932529861
Format: Paperback
Pages: 392
Imprint: Health Professions Press,U.S.
Publisher: Health Professions Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Judith L. Ronch

Judith L. Ronch, Ph.D., is Executive Clinical Director and Founder of LifeSpan DevelopMental Systems, an organization that has established numerous creative, interdisciplinary clinical and training programs to meet the mental health needs of older adults in various parts of the United States. Dr. Ronch consults with the New York State Department of Health on person-centered care for people with Alzheimer's disease; in nursing homes, assisted living, and adult care facilities. Prior to this position he served on the allied health services staff of the Department of Internal Medicine at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, and as Director of the Four Winds Geriatric Service at the Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, New York. Dr Ronch, Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Gerontological Institute, State University of New York in New Paltz, has served on numerous other boards and committees including the Dementia Advisory committee of the New York State Department of Health. Dr. Ronch is former director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He has written or contributed to numerous books devoted to issues of aging and strengths-based gerontological approaches, including The Counseling Sourcebook (edited with Van Ornum & Stilwell, Crossroad Publishing Company, 1994) and Alzheimer's Disease: A Practical Guide for Those Who Help Others (Crossroad-Continuum, 1989). In addition, he has published in various journals including Counseling the Aging and Their Families, American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Nursing Home Economics, and American Journal of Alzheimer's Care and Research.