Person-Centered Planning Made Easy
By: Allison Lewis Bennett, AD/TXC
We all strive to create the best person-centered care we can. But, let’s be honest, it’s daunting to try and meet the needs of every single resident! They all have different backgrounds, different lifestyles and different levels of functioning. They all have different needs. Or do they? Dr. Abraham Maslow was a famous psychologist who based his whole career on the idea that we all had the same basic needs and it was only the methods of achieving those needs that differed. This is an idea that can revolutionize the way we approach activity planning. After all, meeting residents’ individual needs is the definition of person-centered planning. Once we understand our residents’ common needs we can plan group activities that feel personal and serve a purpose for each resident. It essentially give us a template from which to build our entire program. Suddenly planning for a couple of hundred different people is now planning for one universal need at a time. This course will show you how to easily shift your planning. You will be surprised at the difference this creates in the lives of everyone involved.
- Learn how to meet the needs of many through thoughtful planning.
- Apply psycho-social techniques to enhance meaning.
- Learn how to adapt all activities and easily make them Person-Centered.
- History of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
- Physiological Needs
- Safety Needs
- Love and Belonging Needs
- Esteem Needs
- Cognitive Needs
- Aesthetic Needs
- Self-Actualization Needs
- Transcendence Needs