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Personalisation for older people: residential care

The film is introduced by the manager of a residential care home for older people with dementia who talks about the importance of understanding the individual, their interests, background and personal history. The benefits of this approach are illustrated by Marjorie’s story. Marjorie has been supported and encouraged to take up her interest in music again and it has brought pleasure to her life. There is an emphasis on relationship-based, individual person-centred care, rather than a functional approach to basic personal care. This is important to maintaining dignity and well-being. The latter half of the film looks at the family and carer support that the service also provides as part of person-centred care.

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Key Information

Type of Reference
Mpct
Publisher
Social care institute for excellence
Resource Database
Social care online
Publication Year
2009