PRIDE is a voluntary program conducted in the participant’s own home. The individual enrolling in the program is asked to sign a consent form to be enrolled. In some cases, the decision to enroll can be made by an individual designated as the healthcare decision maker or the medical power of attorney for the potential participant.
We encourage every caregiver to speak with his or her loved ones to determine what their needs are, including their desire to stay independent, history of falls, and willingness to participate in a study. It may be helpful to begin the discussion by showing them our brochure.