This qualitative study explored how nursing home (NH) residents (n = 337) define eight key care preferences drawn from the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory-Nursing Home (PELI-NH), as well as importance ratings associated with each item. Responses indicated great diversity in how residents define their preferences. Overall, the most important preferences of the eight items were: choosing who is involved in care discussions, staff showing they care, and staff showing respect. Results demonstrate the need to have in-depth discussions and assessments with NH residents about their preferences to fully study and implement PCC practices.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26035895

Funder(s)

National Institute of Nursing Research (R21NR011334), Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Internship Scholarship in Adulthood and Aging

Citation

Bangerter, L., Heid, A., Abbott, K. M., & VanHaitsma, K. (2016). “Make me feel at ease and at home” Differential Care Preferences of Nursing Home Residents. The Gerontologist, 56 (4), 702-713. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv026

Team Members as Authors

Members of the the PELI Team who contributed to this publication.

Katherine Abbott, Ph.D, MGS

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology

Scripps Gerontology Research Fellow

Katherine Abbott, Ph.D, MGS

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D., FGSA

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Professor, Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing
Director, Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D., FGSA