The 8 Principles Of Patient Centred Care | Halocare Group

As healthcare becomes more personalised than ever before, the patient-centred care approach is widely becoming the preferred model of care as it recognises the uniqueness of each individual receiving care and encourages them to have an active role in their care.    


What is patient-centred care? 

Patient-centred care is achieved when the patient is supported and encouraged to make decisions surrounding their treatment, and ensure they are actively involved in every stage of the care journey. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) "recommended that to achieve high quality health care, improvements were needed to the delivery of patient-centered care"

Examples of patient centred care might include; 

  • Customising the patient’s care based on their culture, values and informed choices  
  • Keeping the patient and their Circle of Care informed in care and decision making
  • Focusing on the patients mental and physical well-being

The eight-principles of patient-centred care 

Research conducted by Picker and Harvard Medical School outlined that there are eight core principles that make up the delivery of patient-centred care.  These are;


Respect for patient preferences

For many people, their wish is to remain at home, HaloCare adopts assistive living technology to make living at home possible for those that are well enough to do so. Remote Patient Monitoring technology means that clinicians are able to monitor patient vitals from the comfort of their own home, allowing for the delivery of quality care. 


Coordination and integration of care 

HaloCare services combine innovative technology and expertise to help support health professionals and enable clients to live independently at home. 

Smart devices, HaloPad technology and the Care Hub Team come together to offer a holistic solution and coordination across all aspects of client care. 


Information and education

HaloCare technology is created with the end-user in mind. The technology deployed is inclusive and user-friendly for individuals of all technical abilities.

Using the HaloPad, HaloCare clients are able to access information such as:

  • Tailored exercise programmes 
  • Nutrition and hydration information  
  • Support groups


Physical comfort  

The HaloCare solution is built to be discreet and fits seamlessly into the background of the client’s home. This allows the client to feel both safe and comfortable, knowing the Care Specialists are there when needed, while still allowing privacy for the client. 


Emotional support 

The HaloCare Care Hub provides clients 24/7 access to an expertly trained team, available to offer support and guidance at a time that suits the individual. Clients can decide to opt-in for a daily ‘comfort call’ if they wish, where they will be contacted and have the opportunity to speak to a familiar voice.


Involvement of friends and family 

HaloCare has been developed to make it easier for clients to stay in contact with their Circle of Care. The Circle of Care Companion App provides family with an interface where they are able to stay up-to-date with their loved one’s care. This information can be easily accessed in the dashboard and will also be sent via weekly activity reports to Circle of Care members of client’s choosing once full consent is given. 


Community and transition 

Transferring clients from hospital to home becomes a more efficient process with the peace of mind that a proven technology enabled care plan has been put in place. HaloCare offers a long-term solution that makes living independently at home possible for the individual, ensuring their safety, social and physical wellbeing are all taken into consideration. 


Access to care 

HaloCare’s HaloPad provides a user-friendly interface where clients can access all information in one location such as: 

  • Education-based content
  • Interest-based content
  • Local media outlets

The HaloPad also facilitates video support calls with the Care Hub, where the client can ask any questions they may have about their care. 


About HaloCare 

HaloCare is a 24/7, 365-day technology enabled care solution for people who wish to remain independent in their own homes but need a little extra support day-to-day. HaloCare adopts a holistic approach to patient-centred care and have three core pillars at the foundation of everything they do: Safety, Social & Wellness, and Vital Sign Monitoring. 

Safety: Keeping clients safe at home is paramount. HaloCare Technology is best-in-class and developed to promote independence which gives HaloCare clients and their Circle of Care the peace of mind that, should anything happen in the home (for example an unusual pattern in client behaviour), the HaloCare team will be alerted and can intervene when required. 

Social and Wellness: Social isolation can become a problem, particularly for older people or those living with a disability. HaloCare offer a bespoke service where trained Care Specialists will call clients, at their request. This service helps to keep clients connected and works in conjunction with family visits and homecare support. The HaloCare solution supports clients, so they can carry out their activities of daily living while delivering better physical and mental health outcomes through a blended approach of virtual homecare solutions. 

Vital Sign Monitoring: Vital Sign Monitoring technology allows care professionals timely access to precise medical information including blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate, without the client having to leave the comfort of their home. The HaloCare solution means clinicians will have accurate and up-to-date data at hand to make decisions around the individuals' health.

HaloCare is built to the highest International Standards and Best Practice in Governance and is led by a highly trained team so clients and their Circle of Care can put their trust in HaloCare. 

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