Assessing everyday living preferences for nursing home residents is a cornerstone of delivering personcentered care (PCC), yet little is known about how cognitive ability can infl uence the importance of reported preferences. The current study examined the eff ect of cognitive ability on the level and stability of reported importance of preferences for everyday living in a sample of 255 nursing home residents across 3 months. Participants were grouped by cognitive impairment status (none-to-low, mild, and moderate) at baseline and completed the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory, Nursing Home version interview at baseline and 3 months. Repeated measures analyses of covariance revealed no signifi cant diff erences (p > 0.001) between cognitive groups on their reported level of importance of preferences at baseline and no signifi cant change over 3 months. These data highlight the value of assessing everyday care preferences to help support delivery of PCC for individuals with and without cognitive impairment.
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