Harvey Picker Center of Innovation and Applied Research in Long Term Care

RESOURCES


Inaugural Harvey Picker Center Grants Awarded to Fund Four Diverse Projects Focused on Advancement of Person-Centered Care

The Harvey Picker Center of Innovation and Applied Research Program selected four innovative projects to receive grants for specific interventions and innovations within long-term care settings that facilitate the development and advancement of person-centered cultures and person-centered care within the healthcare delivery system. The expected outcome of the grantees’ projects will be a demonstration, including a robust dissemination plan, of the measurable effects, affordability and sustainability of the effort to advance person-centered cultures and/or the implementation of person-centered care.  Each organization will present its project with the Planetree community during the 2014 Planetree International Annual Conference in Chicago, October 12-15


 

PROJECTS

Empowerment through Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
Jeannine Forrest, Ph.D., R.N., CHPN
Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care will study an innovative approach to improving advance care planning for persons with advanced dementia in nursing homes. Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a nationally recognized best practice for people who are seriously ill that aims to honor their wishes at the end of life. Empowerment Through POLST will examine a training and modeling approach to advance planning conversations using the new POLST form, and look at changes in nursing home practice at 6 and 12 months.

 



Weaving Person-Centered Leadership Behaviors into the Fabric of the LTC Community
Julie M. Norko
Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, Inc.

Central Connecticut Senior Health Services will examine the implementation of ten leadership behaviors and its impact on staff engagement and leadership awareness and development. In particular, the team will investigate the impact that a leadership coaching/mentoring program in partnership with residents and other stakeholders will have as the organization implements a neighborhood model.

 

 


Describing and Assessing Leadership for Person-Centered Nursing Home Care
Jane K. Straker
Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Scripps Gerontology Center will compare leadership practices, skills and backgrounds among administrators in high and low person-centered nursing homes.  The team will conduct site visits at 10-15 nursing homes, conduct interviews with management and frontline staff, and collect data using a leadership assessment tool, and information about the person-centered practices in the facility from frontline staff. This work will result in a description of critical person-centered leadership practices and skills, and a survey tool to assess such.


 

Compassionate Care in a Changing Landscape – A Comprehensive Evaluation to Support Person Centered Long-Term Care for Residents with HIV/AIDS
Rod Cartagena, Executive Director

Rekai Centres, Toronto, ON


The Rekai Centres will engage Long-term Care administrators and staff to understand the barriers and facilitators to dissemination and implementation of HIV-specific training and knowledge in the long-term care environment.


 

In partnership with Casey House, the team will pilot and evaluate two different training dissemination strategies in multiple long-term care homes, and will engage all relevant stakeholders in developing a comprehensive package and dissemination plan to facilitate the appropriate and meaningful distribution and uptake of the HIV/AIDS and long-term care information.



Harvey Picker Center Evaluation Committee

Christa Hojlo, PhD, RN, NHA
Acting Chief Consultant,
Geriatrics and Extended Care Services (10P4G), Veterans Administration

 

Lynda Crandall
Interim Executive Director, Pioneer Network

 

 Judah Ronch, PhD
Dean and Professor
Erickson School of Aging
University of Maryland-Baltimore County

David Edvardsson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
La Trobe University

Wendy (Vernon) Prins, MPH, MPT
Senior Director, National Priorities
National Quality Forum

Orlando Bisbano, BS, FACHCA, CNHA
Administrator Orchard View Manor

Ruta Kadonoff, MA,MHS
Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living

Sue DaCamara
Senior Vice President of Operations
Asbury Communities

Sienna Caspar, MA
Doctoral Candidate
University of British Columbia

Lucile Hanscom
Immediate past Executive Director
Picker Institute

Christy Kramer, MA
Director of Residency Services
George Washington University

Heidi Gil, NHA
Senior Director of Quality & Innovation
Connecticut Central Senior Services

 Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MSN, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer
American Geriatrics Society

Michael Lepore, PhD
Director of Quality, Research, & Evaluation  Planetree


Pat Rutherford, RN, MS, Vice President

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Planetree/Harvey Picker Center Staff

Ms. Lorena Bedoya

Project Coordinator

Planetree

Tel: 203.732.1360

Email: lbedoya@planetree.org

130 Division Street Derby, CT 06418


PURPOSE

The purpose of the Harvey Picker Center of Innovation Applied Research Program is to provide annual grants to support research of innovative projects which are designed to facilitate successful initiatives that will advance the development of person-centered cultures and implementation of person-centered care across the spectrum of long-term care settings and services.

The Harvey Picker Center of Innovation and Applied Research Program is seeking proposals for specific interventions and innovations within long-term care settings that facilitate the development and advancement of person-centered cultures and person-centered care within the healthcare delivery system. The expected outcome of a grantee’s project will be a demonstration, including a robust dissemination plan, of the measurable effects, affordability and sustainability of the effort to advance person-centered cultures and/or the implementation of person-centered care. The project must be consistent with one or more of the Planetree or Picker Principles of Patient-Centered Care.

 MISSION

The Harvey Picker Center of Innovation & Applied Research in Long Term Care is a Planetree-operated hub of person-centered long-term care research, policy, and practice, which developed through a long-standing collaborative relationship with the Picker Institute. The mission of the Harvey Picker Center is to facilitate the paradigmatic cultural shift to person-centered excellence across the global spectrum of long-term care settings and services. This will be accomplished by merging the views of long-term care service users and providers with those of research, policy and practice experts, in identifying critical obstacles to person-centered excellence, and by providing financial and educational support to address these critical issues through a program of innovation and applied research.