The Person-Centered Way

Revolutionizing Quality of Life in Long-Term Care

There is no other source that guides health care professionals in such a comprehensive and meaning way.

"The Person-Centered Way" is a revolutionary way to change not only the quality of care in your facility – but the quality of life itself!

  • Health care professionals working in long-term care facilities, group homes and assisted living facilities will find it indispensible
  • Families and friends of residents will find it insightful and helpful
  • Any healthcare professional in the field will find it an important and enjoyable read

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Collins designs a roadmap for turning dull, average institutions into lively social environments. These become places where residents don’t simply live – they become homes where they can thrive.

How can you turn your facility into such a "person-centered" place?

Dr. Collins addresses specific changes in:

  • Dining and dietary services
  • Activities
  • Nursing and the delivery of care
  • Remodeling and structural changes to the building
  • Dementia care and Alzheimer’s units

He also provides detailed information concerning:

  • Culture change
  • Creating a home
  • Family-centered care
  • Leadership
  • Regulations and person-centered care
  • Finances and the budget
  • Policies
  • Benefits of culture change

Simply put, there is no other single source that addresses as many person-centered concepts and ideas as this book.


I'd like to say "thank you" for writing your book, "The Person Centered Way" - I use it in my LTC Administration class. The topic certainly makes an impact on students and I'm hoping that change will occur as a result of your book.

Donna Alexander, MBA, LNHA
Gerontology/Nursing Home Administration
Kent State University

"a wealth of information about why these changes are so important, and the mindset shifts that are required to get started."

Sarah White
ForeWord Clarion Review

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