Person-Centered Care: Equip, Enable, Empower, & Engage Persons in Their Health

Presented by Aimee E. Perron PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA

Meet Your Instructor

  • Aimee E. Perron PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA
    Aimee E. Perron PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA

    Aimee E. Perron PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA received her BS in Health Studies and MS in Physical Therapy from Boston University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital - Institute of Health Professions. She achieved American Physical Therapy Association Board Certification as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist in 2008. She has over 20 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings with the majority of experience with people with neuromuscular deficits and older adults. She also has extensive training and is certified as a Geriatric Certified Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA), Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), and in LSVT BIG. Aimee is currently a Regional Clinical Director for Genesis Rehabilitation Services (GRS) where her primary role is in supporting evidence-based service delivery and top of license practice throughout New England. She also serves as a GRS Master Clinician in Neurology and Strength Training for the Older Adult. In addition, Aimee is Lab Instructor for Massachusetts General Hospital – Institute of Health Profession for the entry-level DPT program neurological courses. She has conducted nationwide seminars on the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological deficits, spasticity management, balance challenges, strength training, and aging adults.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe foundational elements and general principles of person-centered care
  • Describe how the person-centered care model fits in with the priorities of the current healthcare arena
  • Understand the importance of determining and incorporating a person’s values, preferences, and expressed needs into each plan of care
  • Evaluate the difference between task-oriented care versus shared decision making
  • Identify assessments tools used to determine a person’s level of activation related to their current state of health
  • Apply learned concepts to better equip, enable, engage, and empower clients in making treatment decisions and becoming more active participants in their own self-care
  • Provide resources to support healthcare professionals and organizations in creating partnerships that results in shared decision making with clients and their caregivers
  • Describe the importance of organizations having coordinated and integrated care as it related to discharge planning, better outcomes and improved care transitions
  • Apply learned concepts and strategies to promote person centered and population health care through case-based examples and learning assessment


5:00pm-5:30pm Chapter 1: What is Person-Centered Care?
5:30pm-6:00pm Chapter 2: The Patient Experience
6:00pm-6:30pm Chapter 3: Transformation of Health Care Professionals
6:30pm-6:40pm Break
6:40pm-7:10pm Chapter 4: Organization Care Delivery and Transitions in Care
7:10pm-7:40pm Chapter 5: What About Population Health?
7:40pm-7:45pm Break
7:45pm-8:15pm Question & Answer Session