A person-centred approach to care

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Foundational
  • 40 minutes
  • Online Module
Access on dta.com.au

In this module we describe person-centred care and the priorities for a person-centred approach in aged care settings. We explore biography and tools to obtain the most relevant elements of the person's life story. We provide a brief overview of three models which will help you focus on the person with dementia while also understanding how the disease is impacting upon them You will learn about using models that can help you holistically understand the person within the care environment and help you choose the most appropriate interventions aimed at resolving or minimising responsive behaviours. This is module 2 in the 3 part module series: The view from here: Skills in aged and community dementia care

Person-Centred Care



Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
40 minutes

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, staff should be able to:
  • Describe person-centred care (PCC)
  • Recognise that applying the principles of PCC can improve the quality of care for people with dementia
  • Recognise a number of models and frameworks that can provide structure to assessing and planning person-centred care for people with dementia
  • Apply simple strategies that support a person-centred approach