Advance care planning for assisted living community residents with dementia
National Institute on Aging
Susan Mitchell, MD, MPH (Hebrew SeniorLife)
Ellen McCreedy, PhD, MPH
Advance care planning
Conduct a pragmatic trial in which assisted living communities are randomized to implement one of two educational interventions targeting residents living with dementia and their families
This trial is one of numerous administrative supplements to the IMPACT Collaboratory and is jointly led by IMPACT’s co-leads, Q&I and Hebrew SeniorLife.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for effective advance care planning interventions for residents living with dementia, but few such interventions have been tested in assisted living communities. The study also involves a novel research partnership with a physician practice that provides on-site primary care in assisted living.