Thinking about our accreditation next week, it seemed fitting to post on person-centered excellence. Discovery begins with the understanding that every person is unique and has the right to advocate for themselves. Discovery should build more on strengths than focusing on weaknesses. It should be more than “a plan,” it should be the person’s life story, hopes, dreams, and goals. It should include all aspects of the person’s life, including health, safety, gifts, preferences, and spirituality (holistic care). These are the things that we get paid to work on. As providers, we should all be providing the best possible services that we can. As many of us know, we are not in it for the money but the gratification we receive when we truly make a difference in someone’s life.