Person Centered Care

At Aster Healthcare we believe in honouring each person's dignity, rights, self-respect and independence by giving them choices, respecting their wishes, meeting their needs, involving them in decision making processes, giving them the control of their life and keeping them actively involved, happy and as healthy as possible.  

 Aster Healthcare - Vision and Principles of the Person Centered Care

1. Provide the best possible quality of life and quality of service to the residents who live in our care by meeting their needs, and focusing on each person's outcomes.

2. Keep them actively involved, as independent as possible, by involving them in decision making process and give them control of their lives.

3. Keep them happy by respecting their wishes, fulfilling their desires and giving them personal attention.

4. Keep them as healthy as possible by providing them the choice of food and activities of interest to them, using proactive and preventive approaches by involving interdisciplinary healthcare team. 

5. Treat people with dignity, respect, courtesy and politeness.

6. Provide a fun and enjoyable working environment for staff.

Nurses working to implement Person Centered Care at Aster Healthcare would be expected to;

-   Involve the person in all decisions about their care.

-   See the person as the expert in their own care.

-   Take account of the strengths the person can bring to bear on their needs.

-   Provide information and make necessary arrangements for aids needed, such as communication aids. 

-   Ensure each person is informed of, and consents to, information about their needs and circumstances being collected and shared.

-   Ensure the older persons contribution is not underestimated, however disabled they are or whatever their level of difficulties.

-   Work together across agencies in the best interest of the older person

-   Acknowledge and take account of  the impact of a person's age, gender, living arrangements, personal relationships, lifestyle and culture on their choices and needs.

-   Have key decisions informed and given to the older person.

-   Safeguard the older person's interests where they lack capacity, and has been assessed as such.

-   Empower the older person to decide about the level of risk they are prepared to take if they can.