How we support a person to realize their dreams, choices and goals in life
Adapted from Dr. Robert Schalock’s Quality of Life framework | Schalock, RL & MA Verdugo, 2002
Through Person-Centred Planning, we support a person to reach their maximum potential in 8 Quality of Life areas. We do it in a collaborative process that involves direct input from them and their family or personal representative. This is an individualized approach – not cookie-cutter or predetermined.
The service a person receives protects the person’s rights and freedoms. The value we place on participation and inclusion in each person’s community, encourages social connections and friendships that will provide additional support.
Services offer learning and growth with dignity and respect for each person’s capabilities and personality.
Goals are set based on interests, and cultural, spiritual and personal preferences.
Person-centred plans are reviewed 4x/yr and adjusted for changes in preferences and from ongoing input from each person and their Circle of Support.
8 Quality of Life Areas
Emotional & Spiritual Well-Being
Contentment, self-concept, lack of stress, connection and opportunities to meet spiritual needs
Interactions, relationship, other supports
Financial status, housing, employment and work
Education, personal competence and efficacy, performance
Physical and Mental Well-Being
Health, mental health, and daily living, leisure and wellness activities
Autonomy and personal control, personal goals, choices
Community integration and participation, roles, supports
Legal, human rights (respect, dignity, equality)