FEATURE TOPIC: Dementia Care: ResearchStaff Perspectives on Person-Centered Care in PracticeDILLEY, LORNA PHD; GEBOY, LYN PHDAuthor Information Dr Dilley is an independent researcher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr Geboy is a research and planning consultant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Correspondence: Lyn Geboy, PhD ([email protected]). The authors acknowledge Beth Meyer-Arnold, the director of Luther Manor Adult Day Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the LMADC team for their continued support and collaboration in research on environments for aging and dementia. Thanks to the Helen Bader Foundation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for their funding of the larger study of which this study was a part. Alzheimer's Care Today: July 2010 - Volume 11 - Issue 3 - p 172-185 doi: 10.1097/ACQ.0b013e3181eb9921 Buy Metrics Abstract This descriptive study explored staff perspectives and experiences following the transition to a person-centered approach to care in an adult and dementia day center. Information about staff perspectives and experiences was gathered using a narrative approach and analyzed via inductive qualitative analysis. Analysis suggests that staff regard the person-centered care approach positively and believes that the approach supports participants' well-being. The transition process was revealed as dynamic and fluid, consisting of 3 distinct stages of evolution. The resulting conceptual framework suggests that the person-centered approach to care replaces the traditional model of care, carried by the momentum of the 3-stage transition process. © 2010 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.