Changing the Culture of Aging Care – We Have Far to Go

I spoke at two conferences recently and came away from each with perspectives that suggest we have a long way to go in making progress toward dementia, including Alzheimer’s care. Accounting for Dementia At an annual conference of healthcare executives in Chicago, if there was one, there were 10 population health-related seminars on the agenda.…

Almost Real: Patient-Centered Care Meets Norman Rockwell

HONG KONG, CHINA - NOVEMBER 07:  An elderly person receives a flu vaccination on November 7, 2005 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong SAR Government launched free flu vaccination program to reduce the risk of influenza infection. The Hospital Authority (HA) outpatient clinics  started providing influenza vaccination to the eligible persons, including 60,000 elderly and 15,000 care home staff.  (Photo by MN Chan/Getty Images)

Imagine patient-centered care explained as a kind of updated Norman Rockwell painting. What you’d get is a recent PBS documentary, “Rx: The Quiet Revolution,” which, yes, uses a famous Rockwell image of a kindly family physician (Doctor and Doll) to set the stage for what follows. Putting Patient-Centeredness into Practice The 90-minute film, available for…

Patient- and Family-Centered Care Initiatives from Around the World

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Sometimes all it takes to make transformative changes in healthcare delivery is seeing great ideas and being willing to “steal shamelessly.” Today, we share great ideas that have been developed and implemented around the world using the PFCC Methodology and Practice (www.pfcc.org). We hope you will steal them shamelessly “as is” and/or use them as…