Vinge seeks to demonstrate an awareness of, respect for, and attention to the diversity of the persons served (individuals in care, families and other stakeholders). This is reflected in attitudes, care plans, quality of life plans and services. Cultural competence is the ability to effectively relate to and communicate with people from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, social and linguistic backgrounds.
Becoming culturally competent is a dynamic process between all stakeholders that requires cultural knowledge and skill development at all service levels. Vinge is committed to continued training, staff meetings & annual revision of Quality of Life and Care Plans, to allow for the diversity of stakeholders to work effectively cross culturally by understanding, appreciating, and respecting differences and similarities in beliefs, values and practices within different cultures.