Advocating for Individuals Receiving Long-Term Services and Supports
May 18, 2019
In this webinar discuss how family members, friends, and guardians can use the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) to advocate on behalf of individuals receiving long-term services and supports. We […]
What are the top preferences of older adults receiving long-term services and supports? Do preferences differ by care setting? The answers to these questions provide a starting point to enhance person-centered care.
What is the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI)?
September 14, 2018
This tip sheet introduces the PELI and explains how to use the tool in long-term services and supports. Learn about benefits of the PELI and its development as a scientifically validated assessment questionnaire recognized by leading organizations.
In short-term settings, time is compressed and treatment schedules are busy. Yet, it is important to learn about and honor preferences to maximize recovery. This tip sheet presents strategies to conduct timely preference interviews that promote a person’s wellbeing and satisfaction with care.
When an older adult is unable to respond to PELI questions due to cognitive or communication limitations, a proxy – a family member or friend who knows the individual well – can help. This tip sheet discusses how to identify, reach out to and collect information from a proxy. Also, learn what to do if a family member or friend is not available to assist with preference assessment.
This tip sheet recommends strategies to build staff commitment in learning about individual preferences, encourage team communication — and most importantly, how to use preference information to enhance each older adult’s daily life. Also, find answers to common staff questions about preference based care.
This tip sheet provides training “basics” for staff and volunteers who will conduct PELI preference interviews. Learn how to set up and begin interviews, record answers, and offer prompts to encourage full responses. Preference interviews are a chance to get to know individuals better and build meaningful relationships that improve quality of life and quality of care.
This tip sheet introduces a version of the PELI that your organization can adopt to raise awareness and address the unmet needs of LGBTQ+ older adults. Learn how to educate staff about inclusion and cultural sensitivity, as well as ways to implement the Rainbow PELI.
This tip sheet explains how to launch a PELI team and begin using the tool to learn about the preferences of older adults in your community as well as to personalize and improve the quality of daily care.