What Is Person Centered Care?

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Person-Centered Care means to focus on the resident as the locus of control and support the resident in making their own choices and having control over their daily lives.

Person-Centered Care is an approach that frames care through the eyes of the person receiving that care. Choices and actions are based entirely on the unique needs, desires, goals, and preferences of the person. In a person-centered organization, Elder preferences or past patterns form the basis of decision-making about routines and daily activities.

Person-Centered Care is the driver to transform the culture of care. This is accomplished by knowing each person well, developing close and continuous relationships, ensuring meaningful and spontaneous activity, and ultimately putting the person before the task. Staff begin to organize routines to accommodate Elder preferences whether they are articulated or simply observed.

Notice how you and your organization are integrating Person-Centered Care in your daily work.

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