Person Centered Care – Definition and Essential Elements

The SCAN Foundation (TSF) in keeping with its mission to advance a coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality healthcare services for older adults that preserves dignity and independence, undertook a project to establish standards for the person-centered care model. TSF charged a team from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), in collaboration with a research and clinical team from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), to provide the evidence base to support a definition of person-centered care and its essential elements.

This Journal of the American Geriatrics Society article provides an evidenced-based definition of person-centered care, an important tool that can help community-based organizations (CBOs) and their health care partners tailor services to meet the full range of needs of individuals and their caregivers.


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