PC P.E.A.R.L.S.™ 7 Key Elements of Person-Centred Care

Long-term care homes must work within current regulations and legislation to meet the needs of people with dementia and their families.  There is an urgent need to change the culture of care – shifting from an institutional model to a relationship-based approach – and to focus on the needs of people with dementia and their families through a person-centred approach. This approach is beneficial for all people, especially those with dementia, regardless of the stage of the disease or where they live, and is based on the values of dignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration.