Partner With Me: University of California, San Francisco Always Events

Partner With Me: Improving Patient and Family Centered Care for Hospitalized Persons with Dementia

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University of California San Francisco Principal Investigator: Carla Graf, RN, MS, PhD Project Title: Improving Patient and Family Centered Care for Hospitalized Persons with Dementia Always Event(s): The Always Event will be that patients with dementia and their families receive care that is targeted to the patient’s type and stage of dementia.  

Overview: This initiative is designed to improve the care of hospitalized patients who have dementia. Our overall goals are to enhance patient and family-centered care by partnering with families to guide patient care, improving family knowledge and readiness regarding the hospital experience, and fostering continuity across the different sites of care. The Always Event will be that patients with dementia and their families receive care that is targeted to the patient’s type and stage of dementia and to their specific care needs. Implementation of a “Dementia Bundle” that facilitates continuity of care and safety for the hospitalized patient with dementia. Components of the Dementia Bundle include a targeted assessment upon admission with the patient’s family regarding personal care routines of the patient (communication, hygiene, nutrition, and day/night activities) that will be used to guide hospital care.  Families will be provided an educational video that details aspects of the hospital experience and strategies for prevention of negative sequela.  Families will also be provided an educational packet focused on hospital and post-hospital concerns.

Partner With Me Patient/Family Questionnaire 

Pre-hopsitalization checklist for patients/families 

Patient Room Care Plan 

Partner With Me Chart Care Plan 

Hospital Volunteer Partner With Me Competency checklist 

Caregiver Visitation Hospital Schedule

Partner With Me Volunteer Protocol 

Evaluation: Partner With Me Project 

 

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