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.

Using the PELI to Advocate for Person-Centered Care

Guardians and advocates play an important role in assuring the quality of care and quality of daily life for older adults receiving long-term services and supports. This toolkit introduces the concept of person-centered care and then guides advocates to assess preferences, incorporate them in care plans, and collaborate with care teams to assure that preferences are honored to the extent possible.

Using the PELI to Advocate for Person-Centered Care