Preference Based Living

Adults who receive long-term services and supports experience better health and well-being when their care reflects their values and preferences. This website supports care providers, researchers, policymakers, advocates, older adults and their families who wish to:

  • Learn about individual preferences
  • Design and implement care in line with preferences
  • Measure and improve the quality of preference-based care in diverse settings
  • Access current research on preferences

Join our work to affirm and promote the best possible health and wellbeing of adults who receive long-term services and supports through greater connection, independence, dignity, and satisfaction.

Roles

Find practical resources and research to support your role in improving care for older adults.

Practitioner

Find tools, tip sheets, webinars, training videos, activity protocols and other practical resources for care team members.

Practitioner

Researcher

Explore publications on theory, assessment, care delivery and quality measurement in preference based care.

Researcher

Advocate

Find guidance on how guardians, family members and others can advocate for preference-based care.

Advocate

Policymaker

Learn about policy and programmatic initiatives to promote preference-based care in long-term services and supports.

Policymaker

Why Preferences Matter

Share this three-minute video with staff and family members!

Start a conversation about why preferences matter to promote quality of life for older adults receiving long-term services and supports.

News and Updates

New Study Underway: Impact of Person-Centered Care on Nursing Home Quality

December 15, 2020
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Preference Based Living

How does using the PELI affect outcomes in nursing homes? Our new project, supported by The Donaghue Foundation, explores whether Ohio’s statewide initiative to encourage use of the PELI affected resident and family satisfaction, clinical and care processes and quality ratings. Read more

New Study Underway: Impact of Person-Centered Care on Nursing Home Quality

Preference Research Symposium – GSA 2020 Annual Meeting Online

November 2, 2020
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The Preference Based Living team presented a symposium, Micro to Macro: Exploring Preference-Based Person Centered Care from Multiple Perspectives, at the Gerontological Society of America 2020 Annual Meeting Online. Learn about our latest findings!

Preference Research Symposium – GSA 2020 Annual Meeting Online