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Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee
Approved Civil Money Penalty Projects

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" (DHS 132.16).

As of August 14, 2014, the Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee has awarded $603,304.00 to the following projects: 


Summary of the Project

Grant Amount Awarded

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Center for Career Development and Employability Training Pilot a two-hour online training course designed to increase safety by preventing violence, improve the quality of life for residents and help assure the safety of frail, elderly residents. $37,000 Ongoing
Alzheimer's Association An initiative that provided dementia training scholarships to direct care staff in nursing homes throughout Wisconsin. $48,000 Completed
Wisconsin Pressure Ulcer Coalition An initiative that emphasized ways to prevent pressure ulcers across settings and throughout Wisconsin. $67,400 Completed
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 of residents. $16,280 Completed
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. $21,312 Completed
Dunn County Health Care Center The incorporation of Green House® designs in the replacement facilities for the existing Dunn County Health Care Center. $60,000 Completed
St. John's by the Lake Installation of a Home Free® Nurse Call system in the Saint John's on the Lake nursing home. $42,387 Completed
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. $66,000  
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.  $50,300 Ongoing
Alzheimer's Association Developing and implementing a comprehensive train-the-trainer education program for nursing home staff regarding Alzheimer’s behavior changes. $72,000 Ongoing
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. $86,825 Ongoing
Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence Implement a pilot program that will identify, develop and disseminate evidence-based technical assistance and resources to help twenty-four (24) nursing homes achieve their quality and organizational goals. $35,800 Ongoing

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Last Updated: August 15, 2014