Aging Well: Promoting Person-Directed Care
Angie McAllister and Jeff A Beaty*
Signature Research Institute, LLC, USA
- Corresponding Author:
- Jeff Beaty
Serenity Healthcare, LLC, USA
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 04, 2016; Accepted Date: December 20, 2016; Published Date: December 22, 2016
Citation: McAllister A, Beaty JA (2016) Aging Well: Promoting Person-Directed Care. J Aging Sci 4:164. doi: 10.4172/2329-8847.1000164
Copyright: © 2016 McAllister A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
It is evident that outdated clinical models persist in nursing homes today. These outdated models reflect an institutionalized approach to care. Self-doubt, limited resources and lack of knowledge affect the ability of providers to transition to a person-directed model of care. This study demonstrates the effectiveness of a person-directed care model in multiple long term care facilities. Over a period of five years a selection of data from Signature HealthCare communities was taken to demonstrate the efficacy of a person-directed care model in a nursing home setting on specific metrics to include occupancy rates, return to hospital percentages, finance (EBITDA), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star ratings.