Working Together to Put LIVING First

A Guidebook to Change the Culture of Aging in Long-Term Care

CC Guidebook Title Page smallThere is growing recognition that deep changes are needed across the continuum of aging services, but more specifically in long-term care, as we progress from institutional, medical models of care to social models of living. This positive revolution is known as the ‘culture change’ movement.

Working Together to Put LIVING First: A Guidebook to Change the Culture of Aging in Long-Term Care shares the story of how one long-term care and retirement living organization (Schlegel Villages) partnered with a research team at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) to embark on a unique culture change journey. As we share our story, we hope that you will find plenty of inspiration, insights and practical strategies that can be tailored to support your organization as you begin (or continue) your unique journey to create a better future within long-term care.

To access the free content of the Guidebook:

The main content of the Guidebook is freely available by downloading it here!

To purchase the full Guidebook (including appendices):

Full printed copies of the Guidebook, including appendices with over 100 pages of additional resources and worksheets, can be purchased and shipped within North America. Please contact Barb Sutcliffe (barb.sutcliffe@uwaterloo.ca; 519-904-0660 ext. 4115) to arrange shipping and payment.

Interested in Culture Change Coaching?

Please contact Barb Sutcliffe (barb.sutcliffe@uwaterloo.ca; 519-904-0660 ext. 4115) for more information.

This Guidebook was produced in part with funding from the Government of Ontario.