Highlights of Culture Change in Oregon
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Oregon Legislature calls for shift from nursing home care to home and community-based care. First Medicaid home and community-based care waiver granted.
RNs permitted to delegate nursing care tasks to unlicensed persons (nurse delegation) Assisted Living Facility (ALF) concept introduced.
Oregon’s first Assisted Living residence is licensed.
- Mid 1990’s
Standardization of dementia care through Best Friends approach.
- 2003 – 2006
Better Jobs Better Care Demonstration Project.
Discussion about developing a state-wide culture change coalition begins.
Making Oregon Vital for Elders (MOVE) coalition officially launched at the Pioneer Network Institute held in Portland.
Quarterly educational meetings inaugurated featuring person-directed care.
Two grants from the Northwest Health Foundation support Coalition development.
Training extends into rural communities.
Participation in the Pioneer Network Consumer Education Project.
- Participation in the Pioneer Network Collaborative to support team building and person-directed care practices.
- Consumer Guide to Person-centered Care in Oregon Long-term Care Settings.
- Curriculum Guide: Person-centered Transition Support.
- Launch of the MOVE Supporter Program.
- Website updated and refreshed.
For more information about the history of long-term care in Oregon and nationally, download “A Timeline of Long Term Care in Oregon” (PDF)