Person Centred Aproach

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1.1 A person-centred approach to providing care and support is as important for people who receive services (and their) as it is to staff. The emphasis should always be on the person as an individual. In a person centred approach the unique qualities of the individual as determined by their life history and experiences, likes and dislikes, are their defining characteristics. 1.2 People with dementia have the same rights as citizens. This includes the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Care and support services should build on individual strengths and abilities to maximise and promote independence. Services should enable people to feel valued and safe. The inherent risks of life should be recognised. Many people with dementia can make their own choices such as what they like to wear, what they like to eat or drink. If anyone are unable to make so, we can inform them available choices. They may not be able to communicate or tell us anything sometimes so we need to show them the available options. We may also aware of their choices such as what do they like to eat or drink most from their biography or asking service user’s family or friends. Another important thing is observation. By observing, we may make note what they like to eat and drink most or what went well. 2.1 A person’s life history is central to their identity, and events and occupations from their past influence their actions and needs today. Learning about the background of a person with dementia can help a carer gain a better understanding of their needs. It will also help them to keep their sense of identity intact. By focusing on the person with dementia and learning about their past and present, we can understand the person much better and work out the best way of supporting them as an

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