Considering older adults’ preferences for everyday living is important in nursing care. Yet currently, there is no systematic overview of the instruments, and it is unclear which instruments exist and what preferences they measure. This project identified 67 instruments for assessing the preferences of older people with various care needs across different care settings. The instruments clustered into two main categories: broad and specific. Results demonstrate a wide range of instrument types and assessment methods. The authors identify gaps regarding preference assessment instruments used in varied populations and settings.