The Jo Hoyt Freeman Dementia Education and Outreach Fund supported the development of this 12-part training series on staff-family partnerships to improve dementia care.  The training program is based on The Family Involvement in Care (FIC) for Persons with Dementia Evidence-Based Guideline ©, and includes modules that directly support staff education to use the FIC intervention in practice, along with content that extends FIC ideas by including three modules about person-centered care, and two modules about changing goals of care over the course of dementia.

The brief, easy-to-use, online training modules were developed using feedback from diverse long-term care providers to best assure relevance of the content and feasibility of use in community-based dementia-related settings. See the study description here.  In addition to the 12 training modules listed here, an PDF iconInstructors Manual is available to help users tailor the training series to best fit the need and goals of the care setting and individual users.

We also offer free copies of the book, Jo’s Story, which inspired the Jo Hoyt Freeman Fund and development of the training series.  We highly recommend the complimentary family-focused FIC training that is provided by the Iowa Geriatric Education Center.  If you have any questions or comments about the use of the Partners to Improve Care training, please contact Dr. Marianne Smith.

12 Training Modules of Partnerships to Improve Care and Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia


Copyright and Use

Permission is granted for individuals to print, copy and otherwise reproduce these materials in an unaltered form for use as personal development activities, in-service education programs, and other continuing education programs for which no fees are charged.

Use of these materials for personal profit is prohibited.  Credit should be given to the Jo Hoyt Freeman Dementia Education and Outreach Fund, Barbara and Richard Csomay Center of Gerontological Excellence, College of Nursing, University of Iowa.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Marianne Smith.