This Family Presence Policy Decision-Making Toolkit was developed by a group of nurse leaders, patient, family and elder advocates, and other clinical and non-clinical partners. It presents a decision-making framework that guides organizational leaders in considering a range of factors when adjusting family presence policies, including local conditions, resource availability, impact on equity,
Released in May 2020, this set of 8 recommendations delineates practices that support a compassionate approach to visitation that balances the benefits of family’s physical presence with a loved one and the need to minimize the risks of transmission of COVID-19.
A tool for creating more meaningful connections with residents in long-term care communities during rounding.
A survey healthcare centers can use to better understand interest and utilization patterns of integrative therapies within their community and/or patient population.
Implementing a structured approach for inviting informal caregivers to participate in care activities for their loved one builds confidence and competence in managing the patient’s care outside of the healthcare encounter. This Family Engagement Strategies Gap Analysis Tool is designed to prompt teams to 1.) assess the current state of your family engagement
A template for a structured way to track issues identified during daily interdisciplinary huddles that focus on daily operations.
A tool designed to help teams take the steps necessary to turn an idea into reality. The worksheet generates practical thinking and provides structure to the process of moving from thinking about making a change to actually executing on the vision. .
A sample membership application for prospective patient, resident and/and family advisors/partners. The questions in the application could also be used as interview questions for potential new patient/resident/family partners.
A person-centered care steering committee is a key building block to sustainable culture change. This group is organized and structured to promote the inclusion of individuals who bring diverse perspectives and experiences, and to scale and spread promising person-centered approaches organization-wide. A committee charter creates a strong foundation for such a group by establishing a