Can Culture Change Offer Viable Solutions to Meet Increased Demands for Long-Term Care?

Until recently, long-term care meant placement in an institution such as a nursing home. The “culture change” movement, fueled by demographic changes, is transforming long-term care by promoting more home-like facilities and providing more options for consumers to receive care how and where they want it, in their communities.

These models typically include new types of physical environments, organizational practices, and workforce features that benefit consumers and direct care workers while remaining cost-effective.

This Health Policy Snapshot, published online in August 2012, examines the shift in consumer demand for alternate models of long-term care.

Read more from RWJF's Health Policy Snapshot series.

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70% of adults will need long-term care in their lifetime