Understand the Principles of Person-Centred Assessment and Care Planning

Understand the principles of person-centred assessment and care planning

1.1: Explain the importance of a holistic approach to assessment and planning of care and support.
The word holistic derives from ‘Holism’ which means to look at the whole person. So the holistic approach rather than focusing on a specific problem area, e.g. (behavioural problems) would take into account all aspects that affect an individual.
These aspects can be broken down into five areas as follows;
This could be the relationship an individual has with a group or individual.   It can identify weather the individual is isolated, lonely or maybe is a loner and prefers to be on own.
This ranges from where the person lives at the moment or where they are at this specific moment in time.   It can relate to their financial status, how they access transportation, whether they can access nearby health and shopping facilities.
This could be any health conditions or disabilities the individual may have. A full assessment would provide information relating to this.
This would highlight what is going on in their head. E.g. Are they in good spirits/sad. Do they feel they are being treated fairly with dignity and respect?
Gives an understanding of a person’s faith or religion. Which when getting to know the person allows an insight to where they feel they stand in life.
The plan should reflect actions that are about life, not just services, and show what is possible, not just what is available.
2. Describe ways of supporting the individual to lead the assessment and planning process
The person Should always be consulted throughout the planning process and choose who to involve in the process,   they should be involved in arranging the setting and timing of meetings and involve family members and friends where possible
The purpose of person centred planning is to enable people to live their lives the way they want in their communities. It helps...