That’s Why We’re Here is a monthly blog about Person-Centered Practices written by Lori Hauge of Bios Companies, Inc.
The purpose of the blog is to draw attention to the routine and systematic things we do that can either be good tools for helping people have meaningful lives they value or that can get in the way of that progress toward a good life.
Most processes and procedures for organizations and systems are well-intended. Most are developed for the purpose of keeping people healthy and safe, helping them move toward goals they value and ensuring the funding for their services is authorized. Unfortunately, in our efforts to standardize things and maximize efficiencies, the best intended process and procedures can become simply tasks to “check off” a service-oriented To Do list. Sometimes the modification is so drastic, that the process actually gets in the way of helping a person move toward a life they value.
That’s Why We’re Here blog is intended to shed a light on those routine and systematic activities that get watered down to the point that the original intent is no longer recognizable. Join me each month to learn how you can understand these processes that can either be useful tools for helping people have positive control in their lives or can get in the way of their forward movement toward the life they desire.
Lori Hauge is a Speech Language pathologist by training and first life career. For the past 20 years, she has served on the executive leadership team of her family owned and operated provider agency, Bios Companies. Lori is a certified Person-Centered Thinking mentor trainer through The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices and she has extensive experience leading provider organizations supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and people who are aging.