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WEBINAR | Finding the Evidence — Nursing Home Research that Measures Impacts and Change

When: September 21, 2023
Time: 12:00pm Pacific
Where: United States
Price: FREE

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar



Various forms of research can be used to understand the impacts and outcomes of care and the environment where it is delivered. To evaluate outcomes in nursing homes, researchers studied care environments using PEAK, a state-based, pay-for-performance program that incentivizes person-centered care.

This webinar will highlight multiple methodological approaches and share how data-driven information has guided critical programmatic and design decisions. Presenters will share case study examples that definitively connects research to the resulting design of the environment of care. 


Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the unique structure of the PEAK person-centered care program and the methodological advantages of evaluating person-centered care.
  • Understand how multiple methods of collecting data can provide an assessment of critical outcomes in the design of person-centered care environments.
  • Learn how quantitative data can be viewed against qualitative data to develop a broader understanding of the total built environment in which care is given.
  • Describe how research can inform design decision-making. 


Presenting Faculty

Migette L. Kaup, PhD, FIDEC, FGSA, ASID, IIDA, NCIDQ, EDAC, Professor | ID Program Director, Dept. of Interior Design & Fashion Studies, College of Health and Human Sciences, Kansas State University

Migette Kaup, PhD, is a Professor and Director of Interior Design in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Kansas State University. She also serves as the Coordinator of Aging Research and Graduate Studies for the K-State Center on Aging. As a designer and gerontologist, her research is focused on aging and environmental relationships. She uses organizational culture and long-term care policy structures as a lens to understand place-type practices and to investigate progressive changes occurring in nursing homes. She serves as Co-PI on the PEAK program and participates in ongoing research to study the impacts and outcomes of person-centered care.


Laci Cornelison, Interim Director of the Kansas State University Center on Aging; PEAK Program Coordinator

Growing up in the nursing home where her mom worked, Laci Cornelison was a gerontologist from the start. Those years of hanging out with older adults while her mom said to "keep busy" turned into her passion. Now she holds the official credentials of a gerontologist along with a long-term care administration and social work license. Laci’s experience has included direct leadership and clinical practice in an innovative person-centered care home, college instruction on aging, program leadership with the Kansas PEAK program and the KSU Center on Aging, and national long-term care advocacy and research. She currently serves as the interim Director of the KSU Center on Aging and PEAK program coordinator.