Preference importance ratings among African American and White nursing home residents
November 6, 2023
Cultural sensitivity regarding preferences is an important consideration for nursing homes to enhance person-centered care. In this study, Preferences for Everyday Living (PELI) interviews were conducted with African American (n=57) […]
“It was Like a Whole New World Opened Up”: Nursing Home Provider Perspectives on Implementing a Person-Centered Communication Intervention
November 6, 2023
This study assessed factors influencing implementation of Preferences for Activity and Leisure (PAL) Cards, a person-centered communication tool, in nursing homes. Provider champions (N=26) created PAL Cards for 15 to […]
New Webinar: Sticky Wicket or Cakewalk? Involving Residents’ Loved Ones in Discussions About Care
November 3, 2021
Join Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (including one who is a nursing home administrator) with deep experience in long-term services and supports settings as they:
Provide practical tips to guide care conference and related conversations with older adults and their family and close friends.
Discuss how to handle challenges when family or close friends have differing desires from the older adult.
Share strategies and talking points to help you approach the process as a complement to care planning based on evidence-informed work.
Evaluating the Implementation of a Pragmatic Person-Centered Communication Tool for the Nursing Home Setting: PAL Cards
October 19, 2021
Honoring nursing-home (NH) residents’ preferences for daily living is a key part of person-centered care, yet communicating preferences across care team members can be challenging. This study evaluated the implementation […]
This tip sheet accompanies the webinar recording, Creative, Evidence-Based Methods for Conversing with Residents, presented by Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP and Vanessa Burshnic, PhD, CCC-SLP. The tip sheet highlights the strategies, best practices and and examples drawn from their clinical experience with older adults they shared during the webinar.
Creative, Evidence-Based Methods for Conversing with Residents with Communication Challenges
April 29, 2021
Preference Based Living
How do we communicate with older adults whose ability to speak, write, read or understand speech is impaired? In this one-hour webinar recording, Speech-Language Pathology experts Kelly Knollman-Porter PhD, CCC-SLP and Vanessa Burshnic, PhD, CCC-SLP discuss common reasons for communication challenges and demonstrate low-tech, low-cost solutions that can make a real difference in daily life for older adults!
This webinar discusses practical strategies to build staff investment in learning about and fulfilling preferences for people receiving long-term services and supports. Also, the webinar presents related recent research findings […]
This 34-minute video serves as a training resource for staff who will be facilitating care planning meetings with residents and their family members. This video offers practical tips and strategies […]