Person-centered care is a philosophy that changes the focus of care giving from accomplishing tasks to fulfilling the needs of the elder. As a result, the personal preferences of elders become as important as providing the services and support they need. Traditionally, high quality clinical care is seen as the pinnacle focus of a long-term care provider. With person-centered care, high quality clinical care remains critically important, but quality of life is valued as equally important.
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Benefits of person-centered culture:
Link to Greenhouse website https://www.thegreenhouseproject.org/
Link to PEAK website. https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/aging/outreach/peak20/