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What Are The Principles Of Person Centred Care?

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Person centred care focuses on the needs of the individual. Rather than take the view that a person will passively engage with a health care service, it instead makes their needs, world view, and personal preference a priority.

A person-centred approach gives people choice and control over all aspects of their lives. It also empowers them to take an active role in managing their own health and well-being. This approach to care is one of the 13 fundamental standards of care required by the Care Quality Commission, which is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

What are the principles of person centred care?

What Are The Principles of Person Centred Care?

There are 4 main principles of person-centred care. These are:

  • Treat people with dignity, compassion, and respect
  • Provide coordinated care, support, and treatment
  • Offer personalised care, support, and treatment
  • Enable service users to recognise and develop their strengths and abilities, so they can live an independent and fulfilling life

Person-centred care is so important as it helps to ensure that residents receive the appropriate care that resonates with them on a human level, too. It helps them feel more comfortable and confident in the care they receive, while upholding their dignity and independence. Person centred care also ensures a high quality of life that encompasses both practical and emotional and social needs.

Person Centred Care from Lovett Care

In a residential setting, person centred care is vital. For many individuals moving to a care home can feel like they are losing their identity, independence and choice. Across our care homes, we put each individual at the heart of their own care. That begins with creating an individual profile for every single resident that encompasses their history, hopes, ambitions, wants and needs. We go to great lengths to demonstrate our respect and commitment to each resident’s past present and future.

Our person centred care is based on fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy. We use an innovative and varied approach to ensure we meet the needs of individuals, and ensure they are empowered to make informed choices about their own care.

At Lovett Care, we deliver person centred residential, day, respite and dementia care to individuals over the age of 65 years. To find out more about our care services and how we can support you, contact our team today.