Nursing homes need systems to measure progress toward providing more person-centered care (PCC). This article reports on development and testing of a toolkit to measure preference congruence, a PCC indicator. The toolkit consists of a questionnaire that asks residents about the importance of 16 personal care and recreational activities from the Minimum Data Set 3.0, as well as satisfaction with the way preferences are met. The toolkit’s Excel spreadsheet produces graphics showing preference congruence for an individual, household, and facility. In a 12-site pilot test, staff rated the toolkit highly for staff training, care planning, and PCC quality improvement.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24721341

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Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life

Citation

VanHaitsma, K., Crespy, S., Humes, S., Elliot, A., Mihelic, A., Scott, C., Curyto, K., …Abbott, K. (2014.). New toolkit to measure quality of person-centered care: Development and pilot evaluation with nursing home communities. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 15(9), 671-680. Doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.02.004

Team Members as Authors

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

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

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