At this year’s Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, the Preference Based Living team presented papers on key issues, including: preference assessment, Covid, the need for long-term services supports reform, and a national study to improve care for people living with dementia in nursing homes. Conference attendees can view the presentations via the links below (through December 31, 2021).
For more information about our research, or if you would like to arrange a presentation for your organization, contact: Dr. Katy Abbott, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Kimberly VanHaitsma, email@example.com.
“Recommendations to Deliver Person-Centered Long-Term Care for Persons Living With Dementia”
October 25, 2021
Preference Based Living
Person-centered care (PCC) is the standard for the delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS) to people living with dementia. In this new article, Kimberly VanHaitsma, PhD, Preference Based Living co-founder, and colleagues review the state of the science on meaningful outcomes and workforce development in PCC, and discuss what is needed to ensure that person-centered LTSS becomes a universal reality. The article emphasizes the need to develop pragmatic measures to assess the quality of dementia care, along with training matched to desired quality outcomes.
ComPASS-16 (Care Preference Assessment of Satisfaction) is a web-based application that gives providers a simple, efficient system to assess older adults’ preferences, streamline care planning, and improve the quality of person-centered […]
“It’s worth the time and energy”: Nursing Home Provider Perspectives on Implementing a Person-Centered Communication Intervention During a Global Pandemic
March 22, 2021
Preference Based Living
Covid-19’s impact on residents and staff was profound. Along with fearing the virus itself, many residents felt lonely and isolated — without visits from family or volunteers; without group dining and social and recreational activities; and with long hours spent alone in their room. Staff workloads intensified and it was difficult to meet residents’ social and emotional needs. Nursing homes that completed our Tennesse PAL Card QIP reported that the cards blunted the impact of Covid-19 on residents and staff.
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.