Culture Change in Oregon

Highlights of Culture Change in Oregon

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1980’s

1981

Oregon Legislature calls for shift from nursing home care to home and community-based care. First Medicaid home and community-based care waiver granted.

1987

RNs permitted to delegate nursing care tasks to unlicensed persons (nurse delegation) Assisted Living Facility (ALF) concept introduced.

1990’s

1990

Oregon’s first Assisted Living residence is licensed.

Mid 1990’s

Standardization of dementia care through Best Friends approach.

2000’s

2003 – 2006

Better Jobs Better Care Demonstration Project.

2004

Discussion about developing a state-wide culture change coalition begins.

2005

Making Oregon Vital for Elders (MOVE) coalition officially launched at the Pioneer Network Institute held in Portland.

 MOVE Grows!

2006

Quarterly educational meetings inaugurated featuring person-directed care.

2007

Two grants from the Northwest Health Foundation support Coalition development.

2008

Training extends into rural communities.

2009

Website launched.

2010’s

2010

Participation in the Pioneer Network Consumer Education Project.

2012
  • 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.
2013
  • 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)

PLANTING THE SEEDS OF CULTURE CHANGE IN ELDER CARE

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