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

Participants Needed for Research Study

July 27, 2020
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Preference Based Living

Are older adults in your community or programs eager for engagement during the COVID pandemic? We’re currently recruiting participants for a virtual research study. The purpose is to improve preference assessment for older adults through the use of supplemental pictures.

Participants Needed for Research Study

Registration Now Open for PELI PAL Card QIP!

July 27, 2020
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Preference Based Living

Communicating important preference information can be challenging but PAL Cards offer an easy solution. We’ve partnered with the Ohio Department of Aging to offer virtual 1-to-1 coaching and on-demand support to Ohio nursing home providers interested in using PAL Cards for a quality improvement project (QIP) in their community.

Registration Now Open for PELI PAL Card QIP!

We Stand in Solidarity Against Racism and Injustice

July 27, 2020
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Preference Based Living

The Preference Based Living Team stands in solidarity against racism and injustice. We raise our voices in support of Black Lives Matter, and commit ourselves to being part of the ongoing work to address health disparities and other forms of injustice rooted in long-standing systemic racism.

We Stand in Solidarity Against Racism and Injustice

Events

Upcoming events.

Envisioning the Future of Preference Fulfillment

Date: Sep 01, 2020
Time: 15:00:00
Place: Pioneer Network Virtual Gathering

Join us for our presentation, Envisioning the Future of Preference Fulfillment, on September 1, 2020, from 3-4 pm ET at Pioneer Network’s Virtual Gathering. In this presentation, we’ll discuss how knowing resident preferences can support the delivery of person-centered care during the pandemic and provide a demo of a new website that tracks and reports important preference information as well as offer examples of how to use these reports for quality improvement.

Envisioning the Future of Preference Fulfillment

Stronger Together: Combatting Isolation by Understanding Preferences

Date: Sep 22, 2020
Time: 13:00:00

Join us Tuesday, September 22nd, from 1pm – 2pm ET for a Linked Senior Webinar! This webinar will focus on the first steps of person-centered care: understanding who the residents are, learning how to get data about their current preferences in a digital and actionable manner and how to use that information to build individualized plans. 

Stronger Together: Combatting Isolation by Understanding Preferences