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Person-centered care is the term used to describe the approach used in many long-term care settings…but is it? What does it really mean and is it truly being practiced? Either way, can it work, be successful and have its benefits for residents? How can gaps be identified and improvements in daily care practices be made? With the goal of creating interpersonal partnerships between care staff, people with dementia and their family members, implementing person-centered care plans needs to be holistic, individualized and flexible in nature and engage players in promoting the needs and the rights of the individual resident.
If you have any questions regarding a situation of elder mistreatment, you can contact the Elder Mistreatment Helpline (La ligne aide abus aînés) so that a staff member can fully assess your situation and needs, and provide the most appropriate assistance (bilingual service for Quebec residents only):
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