This implementation project is complete.
PCORI implementation projects promote the use of findings from PCORI-funded studies in real-world healthcare and other settings. These projects build toward broad use of evidence to inform healthcare decisions.
This PCORI-funded implementation project worked with two community-based organizations to promote the use of a website designed to help older adults and their families plan for aging at home.
|Older adults and their families may not be aware of services that can support living at home as people age. Without plans for aging at home, it may be hard to find these services when they are needed.|
What was the goal of this implementation project?
Older adults may be able to stay in their homes longer if they plan for home support services in advance. A PCORI-funded research study developed and tested a website called PlanYourLifespan, or PYL. PYL helps people plan for home support services they may need as they age, such as care after a fall or for memory loss.
This project worked with two community organizations to promote the use of PYL to help older adults and their families plan for aging at home and find resources for support.
What did this project do?
The project team worked with two community organizations to promote the use of PYL among older adults and their families. The organizations were FirstVitals Health and Wellness in Hawaii and Pastors4PCOR in Illinois and Indiana. The team trained two people, who then trained five community members to promote use of PYL. The community members included a nurse, a social worker, a geriatrician, and two patients. The training included a toolkit with handouts, answers to common questions, and other resources to help discuss PYL with their communities.
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Study Registration Information
Initial PCORI-Funded Research Study
This implementation project focuses on putting findings into practice from this completed PCORI-funded research study: Helping Older Adults Assess Their Need for Future Home-Support Services.
*PCORI posts an abbreviated Final Project Summary for Implementation Projects completed in 2019 or earlier.