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The Ohio Person-Centered Care Coalition cordially invites you to our conference

November 9, 2017

Navigating the Future

Partners in Person-Centered Care

We are excited to work with the Ohio Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to offer an intense opportunity for nursing facility leadership and staff to learn more about person-centered care. Sessions will include innovative initiatives to improve staff retention, person-centered choices such as dining, person-centered discharge planning and much more!

Bridgewater Banquet Center
10561 Sawmill Parkway
Powell, OH 43065

The conference is 9:00 - 4:15 p.m. with registration starting at 8:00 a.m. Go to the banquet center website for information about local hotels.

Tickets: $149 per person

Lunch included

Scholarships will be available for staff of about 100 nursing homes participating in the Staff Engagement NH Quality Improvement Project with their local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. More information about scholarships and online registration coming soon to the Ohio Person-Centered Care Coalition website at If you have questions, contact the PCCC by emailing

The PCCC is applying for 6.0 CEUs from most licensing boards.

Navigating the Future Brochure Download

2017 Pioneer Network Conference

2017 Pioneer Network Conference

It’s that time of year again where we ask for your coalition’s help in getting the word out about the Pioneer Network conference. This year’s conference, Be the Future: Person-Directed Culture is Happening – Be Part of It, to be held July 30- August 2, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency-O’Hare, is particularly special because we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the first gathering of the original Pioneers which led to the founding of Pioneer Network. Our celebration includes opportunities to showcase the innovative ideas and practices happening across the country and around the world which are advancing person-directed care and changing the culture of aging.

For more information, click here.

Download 2017 Pioneer Network Conference Brochure

New consumer-focused brochure!

brochure The Ohio Person-Centered Care Coalition developed a brochure for nursing home residents. It is designed to function as a tool for residents to define what person-centered care is to them and to help them communicate those preferences to facility staff. The brochure provides statements to help residents create a conversation with caregivers about his or her preferences, choices, abilities, and culture. Please feel free to download, print, and distribute this brochure widely to help spread the message of person-centered care.

IMPORTANT: The brochure is designed to be printed on 8.5” x 14” paper so please set your printer and paper settings accordingly.

Click here to download & print the brochure
Click here if you wish to complete brochure online prior to printing

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Incorporating the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) into Ohio's Nursing Homes to Improve Resident Care

Vol.1, No.10. | June 2017
Knowing the person. Honoring preferences. Improving quality of life.

What a Year!
We have had a very productive and exciting first year of the PELI-Can project!
Highlights from our first year include:
  • New Website with tools and resources dedicated to using the PELI.
  • Quarterly webinars where we provide free continuing education credits.
  • One-to-one meetings with organizations, where we listen to your plans and offer consultation.
  • Presentations at local and national conferences for the Ohio Health Care Association, Academy of Senior Health Sciences, Alzheimer's Association, Aging in America Conference, and Gerontological Society of America.
  • Tip sheets about preference-based person-centered care and the PELI.
A sneak peek at what is to come in year two!
  • A 22-minute video to help you train staff and volunteers about how to conduct PELI interviews.
  • New webinars focused on ways to integrate preferences into care plans, strengthen cultural sensitivity, and honor preferences when choices involve risk.
  • PAL Cards, a quick and easy tool to capture and share information about resident preferences.
  • Customizable brochure about why preferences matter for residents and family.
  • Tips on using the PELI with short-stay residents.
  • Watch for details -- Tell us a story about your success in using the PELI, and enter a drawing to win a robotic companion pet for your residents.
  • And so much more!!
When we hear from you, we can improve our work and refine our materials to meet your needs. If you have questions or comments about implementing preference-based person-centered care in your organization, please reach out to us at or 513-529-3605.

Our team of academics, clinicians, and students.

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Upcoming Events

Pioneer Network Conference

On Monday, July 31st, our team will present "PELI Boot Camp: The Foundation for Implementing Preference Based Person-Centered Care Across Long-Term Senior Services Settings." This year's Pioneer Network Conference takes place July 30th-August 2nd in Rosemont, Illinois. Find conference details here.

OHCA's Social Work & Admissions Conference

On August 22nd, our team will present two sessions at OHCA's Social Work & Admission's conference in Columbus, Ohio. Our first session,

"Using the Preferences for Everyday Living (PELI) for Quality Improvement Purposes," will be held from 1:00-2:00 PM. Our second session, "Communicating Important Preferences Using the PELI Among Staff, Residents, Families, and Volunteers," takes place from 2:15-3:15 PM. Learn more about the conference here.

Ohio Person-Centered Care Conference

Join Ohio's Person-Centered Care Coalition at the "Navigating the Future" conference in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, November 9th.

Read a brief and inspiring blog post for CNAs, "Kindness Doesn't Cost a Thing"

From the CNA Edge

We want to hear from YOU!! Our "Dear PELI" column is lonely! Call our Helpline!

We'd love to hear about your challenges and successes in using the PELI -- and your colleagues are interested too! Readers tell us they learn most from hearing about the experiences of other communities. Call our helpline or email us anytime to share your dilemmas, insights and advice. We'll problem solve with you, share your achievements in assessing and meeting resident preferences, and celebrate your success!

Please send your comments to or call our helpline at 513-529-3605.

Together, we CAN make nursing homes better places to live and work--by honoring resident preferences using the PELI!

Through partnerships between providers and researchers, the PELI-Can initiative aims to promote preference-based, person-centered care in Ohio's nursing homes.

The Ohio PELI-Can project is made possible through financial support from the Ohio Department of Medicaid. For more information, please contact the project team at or 513-529-3605.

We encourage you to forward this newsletter to the individuals in your organization who are interested in developing a culture of preference-based, person-centered care in their nursing home facilities.

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Contact Us

PC3 Coordinator
Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman