We have partnered with the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the John Hartford Foundation to develop a curriculum to provide education to hospital staff in order to improve care for people with dementia in the acute care setting. Our goal is not the diagnosis of dementia, but awareness of symptoms of dementia that will affect care and outcomes.
Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative (DFHI): Care Not Crisis
This nationally recognized program provides education and community partnership to hospital staff to improve care for people with dementia and involve their families in the acute care setting.
The DFHI education program fosters best care approaches and practice changes that result in "dementia friendly care" in hospital settings. DFHI addresses acute care staff's dementia specific awareness, as well as the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors that most affect adverse outcomes and enhance quality of care.
Past funding has been received from The Retirement Research Foundation and The Practice Change Fellowship supported by The John A. Hartford and The Atlantic Philanthropies Foundations.