P.I.E.C.E.S.™ is a best practice learning and development initiative that provides an approach to understanding and enhancing care for individuals with complex physical and cognitive/mental health needs and behavioural changes. The P.I.E.C.E.S.™ model helps us to understand the whole person.
U-First! uses P.I.E.C.E.S.™ concepts in its training.
P.I.E.C.E.S.™ is an acronym that stands for the following:
Physical (pain and physical conditions can cause changes in behaviour)
Intellectual (dementia affects the person’s memory, thinking, language, self-awareness)
Emotional (a person may experience problems adjusting to changes occurring in his/her life)
Capabilities (knowing what the person can and can’t do will help to build in his/her strengths)
Environment (a supportive environment will help the person maintain his/her abilities)
Social & Cultural (each person has unique social and cultural needs that can be met only through an individualized approach)