Integrating Preferences into Care Plans

This tip sheet walks care team members through the steps to create strengths based care plans to honor preferences and dignity. Topics include: involving direct care workers in care planning, tailoring activities, case scenarios and staying alert to change.

Integrating Preferences into Care Plans

Integrating Preferences Into Care Planning

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 […]

Integrating Preferences Into Care Planning

Do Resident Preferences Change Over Time?

Nursing home residents’ preferences tend to remain stable for at least a three-month period, allowing for reliable and predictable care planning. Yet changes in health and function or other factors can cause a person’s preferences to change over time. Learn about best practices to assess preferences initially as well as to be responsive to shifts and customize care accordingly.

Do Resident Preferences Change Over Time?

Ensuring Resident Choice

What steps are important to build an organizational culture that prioritizes and honors older adults’ preferences and choices? This tip sheet recommends methods to incorporate resident choices in care plans, address obstacles to individual choice, and involve resident councils, families and care team members in honoring preferences and personalizing care.

Ensuring Resident Choice

Helping Staff Engage

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.

Helping Staff Engage