Phase Two – Resources

In the DO phase, your IPPI team will:

  • Communicate information about the project to all care team members
  • Review each participating resident’s important preferences
  • Select meaningful activities matched to each person’s preferences
  • Begin carrying out IPPI activities led by direct care workers. 

Also, Alex Heppner, project manager, will be in touch to set up monthly coaching calls. She’ll help you troubleshoot implementation barriers and answer questions along the way.  

Below are the resources you’ll need for the DO phase. Consult the IPPI Guidebook for information on how to use this material. If you have questions, contact Alex Heppner, project manager: heppnean@miamioh.edu.

Emotion-Focused Communication Training Website

IPPI Protocols

A list of IPPI Protocols for each of the preference items from Section F of the MDS.

IPPI Protocols

IPPI Training Video 1

This is part one of a two-part training series on how to lead an Individualized Positive Psychosocial Intervention (IPPI) for residents with dementia in your community.

IPPI Training Video 1

IPPI Training Video 2

This is part two of a two-part training series on how to lead an Individualized Positive Psychosocial Intervention (IPPI) for residents with dementia in your community.

IPPI Training Video 2

Considerations Before the IPPI

There are a number of general principles to keep in mind before the intervention: Consider the following possible distractions: Background noise Visual distractions ((e.g., pictures or posters on the wall) […]

Considerations Before the IPPI

Considerations During the IPPI

There are a number of general principles to keep in mind throughout the protocol: Allow the resident time to respond to a question or complete a task. Silence can be […]

Considerations During the IPPI

Ending the IPPI

There are a number of general principles to keep in mind as you end the IPPI: Give the resident time to process that your time together is over.  This is […]

Ending the IPPI