The Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) is a person-centered care tool that uncovers/honors older adults’ important preferences. Using data from Ohio nursing homes, the study examined the relationship between complete versus partial PELI implementation and staffing levels, measured in hours per resident day, for various positions and total nursing staff. The study found that complete PELI implementation was associated with higher nursing staff levels in for-profit and not-for-profit communities. However, total nursing staff levels in not-for-profits were higher than for-profits. The specific nursing staff associated with PELI implementation varied by ownership. For nursing homes to fully implement person-centered care, a multifaceted approach to improve staffing is needed.