Stronger Together: Combatting Isolation by Understanding Preferences

On-Demand Webinars: Stronger Together: Combatting Isolation by Understanding Preferences

Stronger Together: Combatting Isolation by Understanding Preferences

DementiaLife EnrichmentNon-Drug Therapeutic StrategiesQuality of LifeStaff Efficiency

Recorded on: 09/22/2020

Join us for a Linked Senior webinar with featured speaker Katy Abbott, PhD, MGS, Associate Professor of Gerontology at Miami University. Dr. Abbott will describe the evidenced-based assessment instrument called the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) and how it can be used to combat the growing isolation experienced by older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will also discuss the importance of gathering actionable data when engaging residents, both during the pandemic and beyond, and how a new and innovative tool called the Care Preference Assessment of Satisfaction (ComPASS) can be used to achieve that. This presentation will focus on the first steps of person-centered care: understanding who the residents are, learning how to get data about their current preferences in a digital and actionable manner and how to use that information to build individualized plans.

Participants who join will:
Understand the purpose behind the PELI/ComPASS project and why preferences matter
Learn about the power of using the digital ComPASS tool and see how it can be implemented
Describe the promise of these tools by understanding their benefit for staff and residents

Katy Abbott, PhD, MGS
Associate Professor
Miami University

Dr. Katy Abbott is an Associate Professor of Gerontology and a Scripps Gerontology Center Research Fellow at Miami University in Oxford, OH. She teaches graduate courses in Qualitative Research Methods and Organizations and the Aging Enterprise. Her research and teaching focuses on preference-based person-centered care and the social networks and health of older adults receiving long-term services and supports. She is the co-founder of Preference Based Living, whose mission is to conduct studies that build understanding of individual preferences and test innovative methods to honor preferences for people receiving long-term services and supports.

Charles de Vilmorin
CEO and Co-Founder
Linked Senior

Charles de Vilmorin is passionate about honoring the older adult in our society. From his master’s thesis on nursing homes and memory care, to his close connections with the older adults in his family, to creating and leading Linked Senior, a resident engagement platform for senior living, he is an advocate for the person-centered movement. With Linked Senior, he has more than twelve years of experience building solutions that value meaningful engagement to meet the changing needs and preferences of every older adult. Charles is on the board of the Validation Training Institute that promotes the Validation Method, work of Naomi Feil and on the Innovation Council for AMDA, the American Medical Doctor Association. He also started the Old People are Cool initiative to combat rampant ageism in our society and build intergenerational conversations and collaboration.