The progressive loss of abilities in dementia often results in family members caring for their loved ones as the disease advances. Studies show that when family and health care providers approach care as a partnership, better outcomes occur. The overarching goal of the Family Involvement in Care (FIC) and Partnerships in Caring programs is to help families and providers work together to provide the highest quality of person-centered care possible.
This 10-part series, designed for family members of persons with dementia, covers topics such as communicating with providers, negotiating on behalf of your loved one, how to ask difficult questions, managing medications, and more.
This 12-part training, designed for health care providers, addresses topics such as interacting with family members, family-staff partnerships, person-centered care, goals of care, and more.