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Engagement and Person-Centered Care

Posted on April 13, 2018

Webinar Recording Available Here

Engagement and person-centered care: How to meet needs and preferences of all residents. An introduction to the PELI and other evidence based tools that promote purpose and quality of life.

The focus on person-centered care is a philosophy that recognizes “knowing the person” and honoring individual preferences. However, assessing, integrating and communicating information about nursing home residents’ important preferences across care team members is difficult. Not all care team members have access to electronic medical records in order to access resident preferences as well as high staff turnover are barriers to communicating preferences. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI), which is a validated and reliable way to assess resident/client important preferences.

Attendees will leave this session with access to downloadable templates, training videos, and tip sheets for using these resources in their own organizations.

Join Linked Senior and Dr. Katy Abbott to learn:

  • How to utilize the PELI to assess resident/client preferences
  • How to communicate resident/client preferences around leisure and recreation, as assessed with the PELI, via PAL cards
  • Why preferences matter and to hear about resources for educating residents/clients and families about person-centered care

Attendees will leave this session with access to downloadable templates, training videos, and tip sheets for using these resources in their own organizations.

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*All attendees will receive 1-hour of CEU Credits through Linked Senior’s partnerships with N.A.B and NCCAP

About the Speakers

Dr. Katy Abbott
Assistant Professor of Gerontology
Miami University of Ohio

Dr. Katy Abbott is an Assistant Professor of Gerontology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  Her research and teaching focuses on preference-based person centered care.  Dr. Abbott was involved with the development and testing of the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory or PELI.  Currently, she is working with the State of Ohio where use of the PELI has been mandated to be used as a quality improvement pay for performance indicator for the state’s 960 nursing homes.

Charles de Vilmorin
CEO & Founder
Linked Senior

While at Georgetown University, Charles wrote his thesis on retirement communities: The nursing home institution, a Foucauldian paradigm (2006). Around the same time, his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s disease and moved to a nursing home. These two experiences helped Charles realize how lonely, bored and secluded many residents of nursing homes and retirement communities were. Linked Senior was created to enhance the quality of the lives of these seniors.

He serves on the board of:
• The Validation Training Institute: The Validation Method is proven method of communication developed by Naomi Feil that helps improve the connection between caregivers and older adults experiencing dementia.
• AMDA: The Society for Post Acute and Long Term Care Medecine.