Nursing home (NH) residents’ preferences are the foundation for person-centered care, yet little is known about which preferences are most important to residents or if the way residents feel about preferences change over time. This study used the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) to assess resident’s (n = 255) important preferences and examine changes over 3 months. The study highlights preferences that are most important to NH residents (i,.e., staff show respect), and shows that most (68 of 72) preferences had 70% (percent agreement) or higher stability in importance over 3 months. Preference-based care plans can be used with confidence over a 3-month period.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30287264

Funder(s)

National Institute of Nursing Research (R21NR011334), The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation

Citation

Abbott, K. M., Heid, A. R., Kleban, M., Rovine, M. J., & VanHaitsma, K. (2018). The change in nursing home residents’ preferences over time. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(12), 1092-1098. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2018.08.004

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

Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professor, Scripps Research Fellow

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology

Katherine Abbott, Ph.D, MGS

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D.

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Director, Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care

Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D.