PC P.E.A.R.L.S.: 7 key elements of person centred care

This resource was developed by Alzheimer Society Canada (ASC). Through their research, ASC learned about seven common key elements to begin and sustain a culture change to provide person-centred care. These elements are outlined and explained in seven information sheets entitled PC P.E.A.R.L.S.™, under the following headings:

Person and Family Engagement

  1. Care
  2. Processes
  3. Environment
  4. Activity & Recreation
  5. Leadership
  6. Staffing

The approaches adopted and practices implemented by the six homes studied are real-life, credible, effective choices that can be duplicated in most other homes and the lessons learned can be applied in various situations and settings.

ASC encourages long-term care homes to put the PC P.E.A.R.L.S.™ into practice to improve the experience of people living dementia, care partners and healthcare providers. The ultimate goal of ASC is to make person-centred care the norm rather than the exception in Canada.

Read more via the Alzheimer Society Canada Website