Guardians and family members can be critical advocates for preference based person-centered care. This section of the website introduces guardians and advocates to the concept of person-centered care and then describes a three-step process to advocate for improved quality of care for older adults receiving long-term services and supports.

Our advocacy toolkit and webinar provide guidance on:

  • Assessing an individual’s preferences with the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI)
  • Participating in the care planning process
  • Partnering with care teams to enhance person-centered care
  • Learning about preferences when a person cannot communicate through words
  • Handling preferences that involve risk.

These resources are available free of charge.