Person-Centered Care Resources

Person-Centered Care

Person-centered care is a philosophy that changes the focus of caregiving from accomplishing tasks to emphasizing the person. As a result, the personal preferences of residents become as important as providing the services and supports they need. Person-centered care requires a shift in an organization’s values and beliefs about quality. Traditionally, high quality clinical care is seen as the pinnacle of a high quality nursing home. With person-centered care, high quality clinical care remains critically important, but quality of life is valued as equally important. We need to do both.

The PEAK program focuses on five domains essential to person-centered care: The Foundation, Resident Choice, Staff Empowerment, Home Environment, and Meaningful Life.