Process Evaluation of Implementation of Lutheran Wellspring Alliance of the Carolinas

by , Published On: Aug 24, 2008Updated On: May 11, 2011

A Process Evaluation of the Implementation of the Lutheran Wellspring Alliance of the Carolinas (LWAC) is a report from the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research that evaluates the implementation among the Lutheran Carolina nursing homes of the Wellspring model for improving quality of care in nursing homes.

Lutheran Services for the Aging of North Carolina and Lutheran Homes of South Carolina formed the LWAC alliance and adapted the Wisconsin Wellspring model in the Lutheran North and South Carolina nursing homes. LWAC nursing homes made changes in how they operate systematically by incorporating the Wellspring concepts.

The report summarizes the findings, including:

  • A description of the Wellspring model in the Carolinas.
  • How well the model was implemented.
  • Changes among staff, residents, and families.

The Wellspring model was pioneered in 1994 by an alliance of 11 not-for-profit providers in Wisconsin. Wellspring seeks to enhance the well-being of residents by improving the quality of care, increasing staff skill levels, and reducing employee turnover.


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