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1Running head: MEDICARE & MEDICAIDMedicare & Medicaid Xavier PayneWestern Kentucky University
2EMPOWERING THE PATIENTAbstractThis paper will be about the changes person-centered care in long-term care services. Person-Centered care focuses on the individual’s personal needs, wants, desires and goals so that they become central to the care and nursing process. This can mean putting the person’s needs, asthey define them, above those identified as priorities by healthcare professionals. The term person-centered care is used to indicate a strong interest in the patient’s own experience of health, illness, injury or need. It infers that the nurse works with the person’s definition of the situation, as well as that presented through a medical or other diagnosis. Empowering a patient has been found to shown to promote better health outcomes.
3EMPOWERING THE PATIENTEmpowering the Patient: An Innovation Approach to Long-Term CarePerson-Centered care is not just about giving people whatever they want or providing information. It is about considering people’s desires, values, family situations, social circumstances and lifestyles. Also about seeing the person as an individual, and working togetherto come to develop appropriate solutions. Mostly have to do with the treatment and care for elderly and how that would like to be taken care of and treated through organizations like The

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