The Top 10 Preferences Supporting Resident Purpose in Senior Care


The Top 10 Preferences Supporting Resident Purpose in Senior Care

Life Enrichment

Live Webinar: Tuesday, February 12th from 1pm – 2pm EST

What are the top preferences of older adults receiving long-term services and support? Do preferences differ by care setting? The answers to these questions can be useful for organizations seeking a starting point to enhance person-centered care in a variety of settings.

This webinar will highlight the importance of daily preferences, help attendees understand how to ask individuals for their preferences and honor their choice.


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*All attendees on the live webinar will receive 1-hour of NCCAP CEU credit.

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing, Associate Director of the Penn State Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, and Director of the Program for Person Centered Living Systems of Care.

Dr. VanHaitsma has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and has worked as an applied research scientist and geropsychologist in long term service and support settings for almost 3 decades. Over the course of her career she has lead research efforts related to the development and testing of various mental health education and intervention approaches designed to improve quality of life and quality of care to frail older adults. All of this work has been done in partnership with care providers to develop a better understanding of the context of effective person-centered approaches to care.

Recently Dr. VanHaitsma’s work has been focused around the goal of having care delivery to older adults be configured around their preferences for care and thus person centered.