Are you looking for more effective ways to provide person-centered care for residents living with dementia?
Direct care workers often find it challenging to engage residents living with dementia in satisfying day-to-day activities. The Individualized Positive Psychosocial Intervention program, or IPPI for short, guides direct care workers as they lead residents in leisure and personal care activities that :
- Match the older person’s preferences and abilities
- Enhance their wellbeing
- Reduce distress.
How Does the IPPI Program Work?
We will provide you with all the materials you will need to try the IPPI program in your community! These include:
- IPPI kits that help care partners as they lead short (10-minute) leisure and personal care activities based on research and specially designed for residents at varying stages of dementia
- An interactive online training course and videos that show practical ways to communicate with and engage people living with dementia – and to build more satisfying days for staff and residents alike
- One-to-one virtual coaching
- All training and materials are available at no cost to providers.
What Are the Benefits of the IPPI Program?
- More meaningful activity and connection for residents who typically are not engaged
- An increase in positive moods and reduction in expressions of distress
- Ongoing interest to engage in an IPPI activity again
- Better understanding of older adults living with dementia,
- Stronger communication and relationship building skills
- Increased confidence in providing person-centered care
For nursing home communities:
- Outcome measures (based on data you already collect) that allow you to demonstrate you are providing evidence-based care tailored to individual preferences
- Strengthened capacity to engage in person-centered quality improvement initiatives.
We’re offering no-cost coaching to help you bring the IPPI program to your community. Sign up by December 31, 2021 to participate!