Quality Assurance and Improvement
Beginning in 2007, $803,950.00 Civil Money Penalty Funds have been
allocated to the Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee to fund
"innovative projects designed to protect the property and the health,
safety and welfare of residents in a facility and to improve the
efficiency and cost effectiveness of the operation of a facility so as to
improve the quality of life, care and treatment of its residents"
As of May 23, 2012, the Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee has
awarded $470,839.00 to the following projects:
of the Project
Grant Amount Awarded
||An initiative that provided dementia
training scholarships to direct care staff in nursing homes
|Wisconsin Pressure Ulcer Coalition
||An initiative that emphasized ways to
prevent pressure ulcers across settings and throughout Wisconsin.
|Lutheran Home & Health Services
||The purchase of information technology
hardware and software to be used to enhance communication between
residents, families, and caregivers and increase the quality of life
|St. Paul's Elder Services
||The implementation of aromatherapy to
reduce agitation, anxiety, pain and improve the overall quality of
life for residents of participating nursing home facilities.
|Wisconsin Star Method
||A pilot to extend a model of indirect
care (Wisconsin Star Method) to nursing homes and hospitals to
better serve residents with behavioral and psychological symptoms of
|Dunn County Health Care Center
||The incorporation of Green House®
designs in the replacement facilities for the existing Dunn County
Health Care Center.
|St. John's by the Lake
||Installation of a Home Free® Nurse Call
system in the Saint John's on the Lake nursing home.
|Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups
||The provision of statewide,
comprehensive, online trainings to Wisconsin nursing homes about
legal matters surrounding the law of substitute decision-making.
|Wisconsin DON Council
||The Director of Nursing Educational
Development Program to improve the performance and retention of the
Director of Nursing and improve the quality of care provided in Wisconsin Nursing Homes.
||Developing and implementing a
comprehensive train-the-trainer education program for nursing home
staff regarding Alzheimer’s behavior changes.
|University of Wisconsin-Madison
||Antibiotic start process and an inventory
of the major decisional, behavioral and environmental factors that
influence antibiotic prescribing decisions in nursing homes.
Last Updated: April 17, 2013