Essentially, person-centred care involves taking an individualised flexible approach to care, as opposed to an overly institutionalised model. As well as improving the quality of life and care for residents, person-centred care has a broader scope in terms of enhancing the job satisfaction of care staff and changing the culture of residential aged care facilities. It also means a positive working relationship with family members.
The aim of the research is to understand your perspective on person-centred care, how you see it being applied in Cedar Place, what has worked, and what part leadership has played as part of an overall vision. Research in this area is important, as relatively little has been done previously on such leadership processes especially at the facility level. It will help to fill a gap in our learning.