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The Importance of Person-Centred Care

Care giver and a senior in a wheelchair

Every resident is different in what they need, and what level of care they should receive.

That’s why an objective approach does not work, and in this article, we’ll highlight this and discuss the importance of attending to the needs of each resident individually.

What is Person-Centred Care?

At its core, it is a personalised approach that is based on the specific wants, needs, and goals of each resident.

It’s about recognising that each person is different and making care plans that fit those differences. It comes down to putting the person receiving care at the centre of the process.

What Does it Involve?

Being aware of a person’s identity, values, and preferences is the first part of person-centred care. Each resident has their own life story, which is like a tapestry made of their experiences, likes, dislikes, and beliefs.

With person-centred care, care plans are made that take into account and include these personal aspects of the person’s daily life in the care home.

Person-centred care also stresses that the resident should be actively involved in making decisions about their care. Their choices and preferences are very important when it comes to picking out activities, meal plans, or daily routines.

The Importance of Person-Centred Care

A person-centred care approach is crucial when it comes to residential care. This is because it takes into account the emotional, social, and psychological well-being of the person, not just their physical needs.

It’s important to understand a resident’s feelings, fears, hopes, and dreams in order to make them feel understood, valued, and supported.

In a person-centred care setting, carers work hard to build strong relationships with residents based on trust. These connections aren’t just about giving care; they’re based on understanding, respect, and real care, which is what makes emotional support possible.

Examples of Person-Centred Care

  • Tailored activity plans
  • Knowing food preferences and providing choices at mealtime
  • Having unique bed and wake up times based for each resident
  • Equipping residents with tools to do as many things as they can independently. For example, providing a seat for the shower.

Person-Centred Care at The Bill House

At The Bill House, person-centred care is not just an idea; it is a caring philosophy that guides all aspects of caregiving in our home.

This method improves lives, protects dignity, and promotes a sense of belonging and well-being by recognising, respecting, and responding to the uniqueness of each person in our care.

If you’re interested in the level of care we provide, please get in touch to see how we can help your loved ones.

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