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A person-centered system respects and responds to individual needs, goals and values. Within a person centered system, individuals and providers work in full partnership to guarantee that each person's values, experiences and knowledge drive the creation of an individualized plan of care as well as the delivery of services.

All persons have the right to have an individual support plan developed through a person-centered planning process regardless of age, disability need or residential setting. Person-centered planning means a process to develop an individual support plan that is directed by the participant and their representative and is intended to identify their preferences, strength, capacities, needs and desired outcomes or goals.

The focus of the person-centered system is on the individual and their network of family and community support in developing a flexible and cost effective plan to allow the individual maximum choice and control over the supports they need to live in the community. A person-centered system is aligned with the values of:

  • Quality of life
  • Dignity and respect
  • Choice and access
  • Personal responsibility
  • Ease
  • Service
  • Integration
  • Responsiveness
  • Wellness
  • Quality and outcomes
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