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Person-Centered Care Planning: 4 Foundational Concepts

Posted by Melissa Fox on Wed, Jan 18, 2017

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Person-Centered Care.jpgHarmony Healthcare International (HHI) continues to work with providers to mine through the implementation of Phase 1 of Requirements of Participation (RoP). One area we begin to discuss is the foundational concept of Person Centered Care Planning.

The Implementation of Phase 1 of RoP, (which began November 28, 2016) reports 4 Foundational Concepts for Person Centered Care Planning:

  1. 483.20 Resident assessment
  2. 483.21 Comprehensive person-centered Care Planning
  3. 483.24 Quality of life
  4. 483.25 Quality of care:
    • Trauma informed care will be Implemented in Phase 3

HHI Interdisciplinary Team Meeting Form

Person-Centered Care Planning is defined as care that is customized based on the patient needs and values.  As we interpret the Requirements of Participation we must engage our interdisciplinary team to cultivate change to focus on Person Centered goals and care plan.

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) further clarifies Person Centered Care Planning as:

  • Resident Direction: Care and all resident-related activities should be directed as much as possible by the resident.
  • Home-like Atmosphere: Practices and structures should be designed to be less institutional and more home-like.
  • Close Relationships: Relationships between residents, family members, staff, and the community should be close (e.g., staff consistency).
  • Staff Empowerment: Work should be organized to support and empower all staff to respond to residents’ needs and desires
  • Collaborative Decision-Making: Management should enable collaborative and decentralized decision-making (flattening of the typical nursing home hierarchy and participatory management systems are encouraged).
  • Quality-Improvement Processes: Systematic processes would be established for continuous quality improvements that would be comprehensive and measurement-based.

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) reinforces the importance of understanding the regulatory standards of a Person Centered Care Plan. The Care Plan is designed to be a tool that directs the care for each resident. Any member of the IDT should be able to pick up the comprehensive Care Plan and know exactly what care needs to provide.

If you need any assistance with understanding or implementing policies and procedures for the NEW Requirements of Participation, please contact us by clicking here or calling our office at (800) 530-4413.


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Topics: Requirements of Participation, Person-Centered Care

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