P.I.E.C.E.S.™ is a holistic, person and care partner-directed model which enhances capacity at the individual, TEAM, organization and system levels to support the care of the older individual living with complex chronic disease, including neurocognitive disorders and/or other mental health needs, and associated behavioural changes.
The model provides a shared understanding of the often multiple underlying causes of behavioural expression and associated risks, recognizing areas of need, building on the person’s remaining strengths, and considering the person’s Physical, Intellectual, and Emotional health, supportive strategies to maximize Capabilities, the individual’s social and physical Environment, and his/her Social self (cultural, spiritual, Life Story).
P.I.E.C.E.S.™ provides a practical framework for assessment and supportive care strategies using a comprehensive person-directed approach that is enabled by interprofessional communication and collaboration. This framework complements and can be integrated with other best practices in the care of the complex older person. A common set of values, a common language for communicating across the system and a common yet comprehensive approach to collaborative care are embedded within the model. This foundation supports a shared accountability for person and care partner-directed care across the system of care focused on health promotion, prevention and chronic disease management.
“I enjoyed all the new aspects of learning and can definitely incorporate it into my working field. I am looking forward to using this course information to benefit the resident/patient. Also, it helps that a lot of our regulated staff took this course and we are all on the same page to promote better health for the patient/resident. I will HIGHLY recommend and encourage other staff to take this course.” – P.I.E.C.E.S. Learner