For Immediate Release
June 1, 2015
Director of Public Relations
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Eliza Jennings’ Ratnaparkhi Appointed to Board of
The Ohio Person-Centered Care Coalition
(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized expert in aging services, announced that Basabi R. Ratnaparkhi, Ph.D., LNHA, has been appointed to the board of the Ohio Person-Centered Care Coalition (OPCCC). She will serve a two-year term. Dr. Ratnaparkhi is executive director of skilled nursing and rehabilitation services at Eliza Jennings Health Campus on Cleveland’s West Side. She is a gerontologist, educator and licensed nursing home administrator with nearly 30 years of eldercare and Alzheimer’s/dementia care management experience.
Person-centered care is the transformation of long-term care services that honors and respects the voices of elders and those working with them in an effort to individualize care and de-institutionalize the nursing home environment. Core person-centered values are choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living.
The OPCCC is an alliance of organizations, professionals, and consumers whose mission is to support transformational culture change in long-term care environments where all individuals can experience meaning and purpose. The OPCCC works closely with all sectors of long-term care including consumers, providers, families, local and state officials, regulators and surveyors to enhance the way we care for elders through education, outreach, and advocacy.
About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized not-for-profit expert in aging services founded in 1888, offers SAIDO Learning®, a non-pharmacological treatment shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Eliza Jennings manages a full spectrum of aging services on Cleveland’s West Side, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative services. In addition, Eliza Jennings provides a full range of home and community based services including the SAIDO Learning Center adult day program, in-home therapy, skilled home health care, and clinic services. To learn more about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org.
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