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

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

New App for Person-Centered Care: ComPASS-16

September 29, 2020
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Preference Based Living

We are pleased to announce the launch of ComPASS-16, a new web-based app that gives providers a simple, efficient system to assess older adults’ preferences, streamline care planning, and improve the quality of person-centered care. ComPASS-16 is easy to use and available at NO COST, thanks to funding from the Ohio Department of Aging and the Tennessee Department of Health.

New App for Person-Centered Care: ComPASS-16

Registration Now Open for PELI PAL Card QIP!

September 28, 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!