What is Person-Centred Care?

An explanation of what "person-centred care" means in a domiciliary care environment.

Person-centred care is a fundamental approach within domiciliary work that places the individual receiving care at the heart of all decision-making and support processes. This approach recognises the unique needs and preferences of each person living independently in their own home.

In domiciliary settings, person-centred care goes beyond simply addressing medical needs; it encompasses an understanding of the individual’s life, background, and personal circumstances. Our CareProfessionals aim to build meaningful relationships with clients, fostering trust and open communication. This helps tailor our service to match the individual’s preferences and values.

By involving the person receiving care in the planning and decision-making process, we can better understand their specific requirements, allowing for person-centred care plans that promote comfort and independence. As a person’s needs and circumstances change, the care plan can be adjusted accordingly. This proactive approach ensures that the individual remains at the center of the care process, even as their situation evolves.

Ultimately, person-centered care in domiciliary work strives to enhance the quality of life for those in need of assistance. It recognises that each person is a unique individual with a rich history, and it aims to empower them to maintain control over their own lives to the greatest extent possible. This approach not only benefits the person receiving care but also contributes to the overall well-being and job satisfaction of our CareProfessionals, creating a more fulfilling and supportive caregiving relationship.