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Implementing Person-Centered Care in Nursing Homes

Journal Article
January 1, 2012

The purpose of this study was to apply innovation implementation theory to understand factors and conditions that help or hinder the implementation of person-centered care in nursing homes. Several factors pertain to the role of nursing assistants in implementing person-centered care.

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Key Takeaways

Favorable perceptions from frontline workers about person-centered care are associated with implementation success.
Effective implementation also relies on the smooth integration of person-centered care into daily care routines.
Communication and follow-through from nursing home leadership are also critical to successful implementation.
 
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