The Fundamentals of Person-Centered Care for Individuals With Dementia

Author: External Author | | Categories: Dementia Care , Dementia Care Home , Dementia Day Program

Person-centered care is essential to good dementia care and the underlying philosophy of the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. Person-centered care is a philosophy of care built around the needs of the individual and contingent upon knowing the person through an interpersonal relationship. It challenges the traditional medical model of care that tends to focus on processes, schedules, and staff and organizational needs. It requires commitment from everyone within the organization, especially leadership. Whether referred to as “person-directed,” “resident-focused” or something similar, the core principles are essentially the same.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Oxford University Press ,

Article Written By:  Sam Fazio, PhD, Douglas Pace, NHA, Janice Flinner, MS, Beth Kallmyer, MSW

Original Article Posted on:  18 January 2018

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