Understanding an older adult’s preferences is a cornerstone for person centered care. The Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) is a scientifically validated tool that assists providers and researchers in learning about what is most important to older adults. 

Phrased in clear conversational language, the tool asks about preferences for social contact, personal development, leisure activities, living environment and daily routine. The PELI is designed to spark discussions about individual preferences, lay the foundation for building trusting relationships, and promote care plans and service delivery that honor client preferences. Using the PELI can also assist in meeting regulatory mandates for person-centered care.

New versions of the PELI are forthcoming for additional long-term services and supports settings and international populations.