Honoring the Individual: The Value of Person-Centered Care in Aging

For many seniors examining their long-term care options, the decision to “age in place” remains the most desirable. Unfortunately, for those individuals with dementia who require a higher level of care, often nursing homes are the only option. For many, the traditional model of institutionalized care represents a detention center they will try desperately to avoid. The culture change model represents a more person-centered approach in which the comforts of aging in place can be replicated in an institutional setting.