Costs of Person-Centered Planning by Approach [PDF]

John O’Brien

Nov. 2009

This is a rough sketch1 that arrays different approaches to person-centered planning in terms of their demand for investment in response to different levels of uncertainty. As uncertainty rises, so do the reasons to pay an increased transaction cost to build the clarity of purpose and level of alignment necessary to achieve a worthy purpose.

Resources include available assistance, access to desired settings and roles, social linkages, knowledge, skills, resiliency and self-efficacy.

When the people who choose a person’s life arrangements know what they want and how they want to organize the person’s conditions and they judge that necessary resources are available, a straightforward support plan of the sort offered on Shop4Support is the most direct, least costly way to plan. It makes sense not to require more