Protective Factors for Maintaining Independence (PFMIpro) gives service providers the power to easily assess older adults and ensure they remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.
PFMIpro easily and accurately measures and evaluates risk factors associated with institutionalization. You can quickly review physical inactivity, social isolation and ADL challenges - as well as critical events including hospitalizations, falls and nursing home admissions. Then, with the click of a button, generate reports to accurately demonstrate outcomes and plan appropriate interventions.
“Our agency recently implemented PFMIpro and were very impressed with the level of attention and support we received from JFCS during the training and onboarding process. The orientation process was thorough and the staff were attentive to our needs and presented all of the information in a clear and concise manner that was easy to follow and sensitive to the unique nature of our programs and services.”
“The PFMIpro is flexible and adaptable to our client and program needs. There are even conditional questions on caregiver involvement that only need to be answered if a client has a loved one involved in their care.”
“PFMIpro has been very effective at tracking changes in our clients as they age in place, and the ability of being able to addresses needs quickly.”
"The potential benefits of PFMIpro seem particularly compelling, in both monitoring and managing risk factors of our participants in the comfort of their homes. We hope to demonstrate reductions of incidents and institutionalization with the use of PFMIpro in several of our programs."
“It is so much easier to input data and generate reports needed for our funders with this new software versus the old systems that we were using.”
In 2018, Dr. Steven Albert of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health validated the assessment factors behind PFMIpro. He found that drops in client PFMI scores directly correlated with life crises, such as nursing home admissions and hospitalizations.
With PFMIpro in hand, staff work efficiently to deliver appropriate care and help seniors understand their need for program services. At the same time, administrators run real-time business data to demonstrate program outcomes to key stakeholders and funders.
PFMIpro was developed and tested by JFCS Pittsburgh, a nonprofit with over 80 years of experience in delivering comprehensive, innovative and compassionate social services.
JFCS Pittsburgh developed and used the original PFMI in-house for a decade, understood the need for better client assessments and took steps to create a more user-friendly solution. A forward-thinking team of psychologists, social workers and researchers worked with Pittsburgh-based developers to build PFMIpro as the first affordable, research-based senior assessment tool available on the market.