“Person-centred care is written into policy documents, training courses, mission statements, care-planning tools, job descriptions and protocols in almost every part of the UK care scene. This is particularly true for services for people living with dementia. It seems that any dementia care initiative has to claim to be ‘pc’ (person-centred) in order to be ‘pc’ (politically correct). Many of us live with the uneasy knowledge, however, that, although the words sound good, the lived experience of care for people with dementia – is anything but person centred.” – Dawn Brooker.
This is why we need person-centred models of care as frameworks to guide us to be truly person-centred. So we can be sure that we are being what we are saying we are and not just talking about a person-centred approach as a concept. Person-centred models also help us to be accountable for what we have committed to do and are a foundation on which to build a culture that not only sustains person-centred approaches but is person-centred in its entirety. Person-centred models assist in the change process by having a structure to work within and are helpful as a guide for forward movement. They can also highlight old practices that do not fit the scope of the model and may need to be considered as obsolete. For example, the wellness approach that the Home and Community Care (HACC) service providers use as a model has person-centred principles at its core.
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