Nursing Home Grant Program: Approved Projects

The Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) is responsible for overseeing all nursing home grant projects. Information includes a brief description of the project, amount awarded, project status and on many projects, a final report and any additional resources. Projects are listed in two groupings; projects approved by the Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee, and projects approved by the Department of Health Services.

Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee Approved Projects

Grantee and Project Status Project Summary

TimeSlips Creative Storytelling

Amount awarded: $200,000

Start date: 1/1/19
End date: 12/31/20

Status: Ongoing

Creative Community of Care Training

Expanding on their previous project, TimeSlips Creative Storytelling, Inc. will implement a two year project that will bring meaningful creative engagement techniques to 25 nursing homes. In year one, TimeSlips will train two lead facilitators at each nursing home to use their evidence-based creative engagement method. In year two, they will train and support the lead facilitators in the design and production of five regional festivals to share the resident’s creative work with their broader communities. By building social connections through meaningful, creative engagement techniques, this program aims to improve the well-being of residents. Creative engagement is a powerful and evidence-based tool to improve resident quality of life by building relationships and increasing social connection in long-term care setting that build strengths of people with dementia.

Second Wind Dreams, Inc.

Amount awarded: $982,052

Start date: 10/1/18
End date: 9/30/20

Status: Ongoing

Virtual Dementia Tour Comprehensive Education Program Second Wind Dreams

The Virtual Dementia Tour provides insight into the world of dementia for caregivers, families and members of the community by providing individuals with the opportunity to experience what dementia is like through an individualized learning experience. The two-year training program will be provided at all nursing homes in Wisconsin and include for each facility, facilitator training, a training manual and equipment, including headphones, stopwatches, clothing, glasses, shoe inserts, etc. The success of the training will be determined by pre/post evaluations obtained at each nursing home training session.

The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

Amount awarded: $610,928

Start date: 10/1/18
End date: 9/30/20

Training the Next Generation of Wisconsin Nursing Home Infection Preventionists

The University of Wisconsin – Madison will design and implement a statewide training program to successfully implement the new federal infection control regulations. The proposal includes modifications to the Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) toolkit that will also be part of the statewide Infection Preventionists training.

The training program will include:

  • Core competencies of the individual responsible for infection control and prevention in a Wisconsin nursing home.
  • A specific training curriculum that targets the core Infection Control and Prevention Officer tasks and responsibilities.
  • A list of training resources to help individuals achieve core infection control and prevention competencies.
  • A plan to disseminate infection control and prevention training throughout the state of Wisconsin.
  • Testing the effectiveness of the training resources for 20 individuals who are currently responsible for infection prevention in Wisconsin nursing homes.  

Music & Memory

Amount awarded: $41,871

Start date: 10/1/18
End date: 9/30/19

Status: Completed

Reallocation of Underspent Funds

The national Music & Memory organization will reallocate unspent CMP funds awarded in 2015 in the amount of $41,871 to cover the renewal fees for 311 nursing facilities for one year, to increase sustainability of the Music & Memory programs initiated in Wisconsin. Funds will be used to bolster the existing programs through resources and support delivered online through the members-only Care Community website. The resource provides training and support for one year to help new staff and newly-assigned staff keep abreast of best practices in providing personalized music via iPods to their residents.

Final Report (PDF)

Sensory and Aromatherapy

Amount awarded: $10,688

Start date: 8/20/18
End date: 8/28/19

Status: Completed
 

Sensory and Aromatherapy Treatments to Enhance Care for Luther Manor Nursing Home Residents

The goal of this project is to alleviate the symptoms associated with dementia, depression and anxiety through sensory and aromatherapy treatment. Objectives include developing individualized sensory and aromatherapy plans with customized oils for each resident as part of their life enrichment care plan. The nursing home will also have a project-oriented activity in which residents create a wearable pendant, i.e., necklace or bracelet, to hold their oils. The effectiveness of aromatherapy and sensory treatment will measure symptom presence by consistent staff and recorded based on a numerical scale rating. The results will be noted in regular charting and during care conferences. Evaluation will be ongoing as part of care delivery and further measured and reinforced through a review of aromatherapy and sensory treatment at care conferences.

Final Report (PDF)

Cycling Without Age, Inc.

Amount awarded: $390,000

Start date: 4/1/18
End date: 3/31/20

Status: Ongoing

Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a program that helps nursing home residents stay connected with their communities through the use of three-wheeled cycle “trishaws.” Originating in Denmark and active in more than 40 countries, CWA programs have enhanced the lives of residents around the world through the simple act of sharing trishaw rides in the outdoors. Wisconsin is currently the state with the most active CWA chapters in the U.S. and will grow significantly through a federal Civil Money Penalty grant available to federally certified nursing homes.

Park View Health Center

Amount awarded: $7,500

Start date: 12/1/17
End date: 5/31/18

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $7,500

Write Your Life Project

Park View Health Center residents will attend a “Write Your Life” workshop where they will be partnered with a high school or college student. The workshop gives residents an opportunity to share stories of their childhood, adult life or other events they have experienced. The stories will be recorded by the students and printed in a book for each resident. The completed books will be presented to the residents and their families at a celebratory banquet. Through this innovative project, the opportunity to tell their stories may help residents improve cognition, lessen depression, and improve behavioral functioning. An additional benefit is the development of intergenerational relationships that are created as a result of this project. 

Final Report (PDF)

Midwest Lighting Institute, Inc.

Amount awarded: $200,000

Start date: 12/1/17
End date: 11/30/19

Status: Ongoing

Nursing Home Lighting to Improve Resident Health & Lower Fall Rates

Studies have shown the benefits of designing lighting to help improve alertness, cognition, sleep and mental health. The Midwest Lighting Institute will conduct a pilot study in two Wisconsin nursing homes to determine if the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting will improve health by helping residents maintain better daytime alertness and cognitive function, improve sleep and reduce their symptoms of depression and also improve safety by helping residents see better and move around more easily. This pilot is an opportunity to understand how the right spectrum of light may improve the lives of nursing home residents.

Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence (WCPE)

Amount awarded: $44,820

Start date: 10/1/17
End date: 6/30/18

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $44,820

Performance Improvement Project

The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence (WCPE) has developed an effective method to help nursing homes narrow the gap between their current performance and future potential with the expected outcome to improve resident health and safety. WCPE will hold 5 workshops across the state for staff from 105 nursing homes with a one or two star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services designed to improve their performance using the Eight Disciplines method. Workshop participants will develop corrective action plans as part of the workshop. Facilities will then participate in a 2-hour interactive group webinar 4 weeks later to facilitate their transition into individual action projects. The webinar will provide tools, resources and expectations for accomplishing their projects. Nursing homes will be given 6 weeks to complete their project. WCPE will provide individual coaching to facilities as necessary. WCPE will conduct a 2-hour group webinar approximately 1 week after the project performance period to answer questions, discuss lessons learned and instruct participants on the report-out procedure. WCPE will coach and support individual nursing homes in their report preparations as needed.

Final Report (PDF)

Dove Healthcare – West Eau Claire

Amount awarded: $14,040

Start date: 9/1/17
End date: 8/31/19

Status: Completed

Pressure Redistribution System

The facility will purchase and use a pressure mapping system to assess and monitor residents at risk for developing pressure injuries.  Facility staff will be trained in the technology and use of the mapping system. Individual staff will be assigned responsibility for conducting pressure mapping on an ongoing basis in the facility. The facility will analyze the data and report on the outcomes of the use pressure mapping system related to the speed of healing existing pressure injuries, the prevention of future injuries and the improvement in resident satisfaction and quality of life. The grantee will share the results of the data analysis with nursing home associations, nursing homes and the Wisconsin Director of Nurses Council.

Final Report (PDF)

North Central Health Care

Amount awarded: $23,000

Start date: 9/1/17
End date: 6/30/19

Status: Ongoing

Stop Starting It!

The “Stop Starting It” program is an interpersonal skills workshop developed to help caregivers assess attitudes, reframe perspectives, and practice interpersonal skills for working with people with dementia. Participants will learn how to promote an overall environment of positive language and behaviors when working with people with dementia. The workshop will be held for 30-40 attendees at 10 locations throughout Wisconsin in 2017 and early 2018. Pre and post-test information will be collection at each presentation and used to evaluation the effective of the training. 

Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council-Education Forum, Inc.

Amount awarded: $29,300

Start date: 8/15/17
End date: 8/14/18

Status: Completed

Leadership & Systems Implementation 101 Workshop    

The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council – Education Forum, Inc. will provide seven day long workshops statewide for teams of Nursing Home Administrators (NHA) and Directors of Nursing (DON) to focus on developing leadership skills, principles of systems implementation and systems maintenance. Often deficits in quality care can be linked to a lack of leadership and systems development and maintenance. The workshops will provide education and interactive guidance regarding these issues and include development of an action plan for process improvement by each team tailored to the needs of their facility. Part of the learning experience is to be able to effectively implement change in a system that will impact the quality of care and life for residents. The success of the program will be evaluated during regular follow-up contacts by the trainers with redirection provided to the teams as necessary.

Final Report (PDF)

Center for Community Stewardship

Amount awarded: $46,700

Start date :8/1/17
End date: 3/31/19

Status: Ongoing

Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

Over a three month period, 20 nursing homes will be trained in the methods and techniques of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project (APP) and begin to implement the program with their residents. APP is a unique and innovative program that uses the power of the spoken word and builds on the long tradition of poetry as an oral art form. The use of well-loved, classic and humorous poems, reinforced with props or fragrance is used to engage residents to participate. The use of repetition and moving of hands with the help of touch therapy also help to reinforce the rhythm of the poem. This innovative, non-pharmacological intervention communication tool is designed to help improve the quality of life of residents with dementia and other psychosocial needs. At the end of the training the 20 nursing homes will be certified in the APP program.  

Music & Memory

Amount awarded: $192,200

Start date: 4/1/17
End date:  3/31/19

Status: Completed

Implementation of the Wisconsin Student Volunteer Program - Statewide Expansion

The program will develop student run Music & Memory programs in certified Music & Memory nursing homes. Anticipated outcomes include increased number of volunteers in nursing homes and residents benefiting from intergenerational relationships, and continued reduction in the use of antipsychotic medications.

Final Report (PDF)

Wisconsin Department of Health Services/Division of Quality Assurance/ Division of Medicaid Services

Amount awarded: $1,159,250

Start date: 3/1/18
End date: 2/29/20

Status: Ongoing

DHS Caregiver Program

The Department of Health Services (DHS), in partnership with nursing homes, LeadingAge Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Health Care Association, the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care, and the Wisconsin Technical College System will develop the DHS Caregiver Career Program designed to add up to 3,000 nurse aides to the workforce. The program will offer training and testing at no cost to students, and a $500 retention bonus for nurse aides, after six months on the job at a nursing home. The program includes a marketing and recruitment plan and engagement program to increase awareness about the value of caregiving and the change caregivers can make in the lives of Wisconsin’s elders.

Brewster Village

Amount awarded: $5,000

Start date: 2/15/17
End date: 2/14/18

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $4,214.30

Fitbits and iPads to monitor sleep patterns

A pilot program that uses Fitbits and iPads to monitor sleep patterns and routines of nursing home residents with dementia. Studies have shown that sleep disturbance affects the overall quality of life. The information collected will help staff assess sleep patterns with minimal disruption to residents. Understanding sleep in residents with dementia will be used to distinguish falls patterns, monitor medication adjustment, and improve overall psychosocial well-being. Brewster Village will work with the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to analyze the data collected.

Final Report (PDF)

Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh

Amount awarded: $58,300

Start date: 2/1/17
End date: 1/3/18

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $47,214.70

Noah's Landing Program

Establish a Noah’s Landing Program to enhance life by encouraging resident relationships with pets. Whenever possible residents will be involved in the love and care of the dogs and cats. Therapy programs will be adapted to lessen reliance on traditional therapy equipment and induce grooming dogs to build strength. The facility will create a video and program manual with lessons learned and a toolkit for program replication.

Final Report (PDF)

Good Samaritan Society-Lodi

Amount awarded: $7,000

Start date: 1/3/17
End date: 8/31/18

Status: Completed

Intergenerational Program – Engagement with a student

The Good Samaritan Society-Lodi/School District of Lodi Intergenerational Programming is building relationships between the generations with their school-nursing home program. The after school program includes special events where students and residents foster relationships using prepared activities. These activities develop a social connection between the students and residents, establish positive relationships, and a respect for another generation. It is a win, win program for both generations.

Final Report (PDF)

Miravida Living

Amount awarded: $67,372

Start date: 12/1/16
End date: 11/30/17

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $67,372

Cycling Without Age Program

Implement a Cycling Without Age program in the facility. Develop systems to support ongoing success of the program, develop a program manual, create a video and informational handout to assist nursing homes start their own program. The grant will fund the purchase of a transport trailer to carry a rickshaw to other nursing home communities and raise awareness of the benefits of the program. The nursing home will partner with the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, College of Nursing to conduct research to determine outcomes of the program.

Final Report (PDF)

Division of Quality Assurance Office of Caregiver Quality

Amount awarded: $25,000
Start date: 11/1/16
End date: 10/31/18

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $5,688.40

Social Media Awareness

The Office of Caregiver Quality (OCQ), within the Division of Quality Assurance, plans to increase awareness among nursing home providers and caregivers of the potential for violations of resident’s rights and caregiver misconduct by using handheld devices to capture images of residents. OCQ will develop posters to display in staff break areas and brochures to give to employees when they are hired and at ongoing training events. A webcast will be developed to assist nursing homes in introducing this topic to their staff.

Final Report (PDF)

Division of Quality Assurance and WI Healthcare-Associated Infections in Long-Term Care Coalition

Amount awarded: 59,250

Start date: 8/1/16
End date: 7/31/18

Status: Ongoing

Healthcare-Associated Infections in Long-Term Care Coalition Workshops

The Division of Quality Assurance/WI Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Long-Term Care Coalition will provide 5 regional workshops in 2016 and a statewide conference in 2017 for nursing home staff to enhance infection control and prevention practices in their facility. The training will help facilities develop and implement effective policies and procedures and increase staff knowledge of infection prevention and control standards of practice. The Coalition anticipates that the increased knowledge will result in better care for residents and a more prudent use of antibiotics.

TimeSlips Creative Storytelling

Amount awarded: $100,000

Start date: 9/1/16
End date: 8/31/17

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $100,000

TimeSlips Program

The TimeSlips Company will provide training to nursing home staff, families and volunteers in the use of symbolic and emotional language arts through storytelling. The storytelling strengthens communication and relationships with residents with dementia and increases engagement between staff and residents while reducing challenging behaviors and the use of antipsychotic drugs. At the end of the grant period, TimeSlips will analyze the feedback from the surveys completed by participants and report the results to the Department of Health Services.

Final Report (PDF)

Department of Health Services/Division of Long Term Care

Amount awarded: $100,000

Start date: 7/1/16
End date: 12/31/18

Status: Completed

DHS Dementia Care Training

The Department of Health Services, Division of Long Term Care, contracted with the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to provide training for Wisconsin nursing home staff to increase competency in the areas of dementia, crisis response and challenging behaviors. The purpose of this project is to improve the competency of the nursing home workforce to meet the needs of residents with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

Final Report (PDF)

Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA), University of Wisconsin - Madison

Amount awarded: $124,140

Start date: 8/1/16
End date: 7/13/18

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $107,765.98

Pilot Test Quality Improvement Reporting Tools

The Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA) will pilot test the Wisconsin Nursing Home Performance Measurement Reporting System in 20 nursing homes to determine the usefulness of the reporting system as a tool to identify areas for quality improvement. The Performance Measurement Report System will assist nursing homes in selecting which measures are most useful and to identify resources and protocols to use to improve or maintain a high level of measured performance.

Final Report (PDF)

Atrium Post Acute Care of Little Chute  (Formerly Parkside Care Center)

Amount awarded: $40,141

Start date: 1/1/15
End date:12/31/17

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $39,660.45

SNOEZELEN Room

Provide a SNOEZELEN Multi-Sensory Environment room to offer residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia a relaxing place to stimulate their senses through tactile, olfactory and visual stimuli and reduce distress. Atrium Post Acute Care is contracting with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Center for Career Development to conduct an evaluation to measure the impact on the well-being of residents using the multi-sensory environment room.

Final Report (PDF)

Music & Memory

Amount awarded: $232,150

Start date :12/1/15
End date: 6/30/17

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $149,720.86

Music & Memory – Phase III

Implement Phase III of the Wisconsin Music & Memory program. Phase III will bring in the remaining 135 nursing homes who wish to participate as a Music & Memory nursing home and provide equipment for between 7 to 10 residents to listen to personalized music. Phase III will establish relationships between 50 Wisconsin nursing homes and area schools to assist in the implementation of the Music & Memory program and develop a blueprint for other nursing homes to replicate a student volunteer program.

Final Report (PDF)

Alzheimer’s Association-Southeastern Chapter and Greater Wisconsin Chapter

Amount awarded: $70,000

Start date: 12/1/14
End date: 2/29/16

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $70,000

Managing Challenging Behaviors

Provide training for nursing home staff to increase skills and competency in approaches to prevent and/or manage challenging behaviors with nursing home residents who have dementia.

Final Report (PDF)

Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh

Amount awarded: $80,000

Start date: 12/1/14
End date: 11/30/15

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $80,000

Namaste Care Program

Namaste Care is an innovative approach for people with severe dementia who are not able to participate in traditional activity programs. In a comforting environment with season scents, calming music, etc. residents receive meaningful activities through a caring touch by a specially trained staff.

Final Report (PDF)

Music & Memory

Amount awarded: $197,400

Start date: 8/1/14
End date: 12/31/15

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $188,990

Music & Memory – Phase II

Phase II of the Wisconsin Music & Memory Initiative to certify 150 additional nursing homes to become “Music & Memory” facilities. Expected outcomes include a reduction in anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety medication, reduced agitation and enhanced socialization for persons with dementia. A major component of “Music & Memory” certification is to engage the community to help expand the project within the participating nursing home and into non-participating nursing homes.

Final Report (PDF)
Music & Memory: 2 WI Projects (PDF)
Implementation Survey Results (PDF)

Aspirus Care & Rehab – Medford

Amount awarded: $20,000

Start date: 8/1/14
End date: 12/31/16

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $16,736

Chair Yoga Program

Implement a Chair Yoga program designed to reduce the number of falls, improve sleep, provide better pain management and increase activities of daily living range of motion among participating residents.

Final Report (PDF)
Manual (PDF)
PowerPoint (PDF)

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Center for Career Development and Employability Training

Amount awarded: $37,000

Start date: 4/1/14
End date: 3/15/15

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $36,506

Increase Safety and Improve Quality of Life Training

Pilot a two-hour online training designed to increase safety by preventing violence, improve the quality of life for residents and help assure the safety of frail, elderly residents.

Final Report (PDF)

Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence

Amount awarded: $35,800
Start date: 11/1/13
End date: 10/31/14

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $35,800

Evidence-based Technical Assistance

Implement a pilot program that will identify, develop and disseminate evidence-based technical assistance and resources to help twenty-four nursing homes achieve their quality and organizational goals.

Final Report (PDF)

Alzheimer's Association

Amount awarded: $72,000

Start date: 7/1/13
End date: 9/30/14

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $72,000

Sexuality and Intimacy in Dementia Care

Developing and implementing a comprehensive train-the-trainer education program regarding sexuality and intimacy in dementia care.

Final Report (PDF)

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amount awarded: $86,285

Start date: 4/1/13
End date: 9/30/14

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $86,285

Antibiotic Prescribing in Nursing Homes

Antibiotic start process and an inventory of the major decisional, behavioral and environmental factors that influence antibiotic prescribing decisions in nursing homes.

Final Report (PDF)

Wisconsin DON Council

Amount awarded: $50,300

Start date: 4/1/12
End date: 8/31/13

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $49,650

Director of Nursing Training Program

Implement a Director of Nursing Educational Development Program to improve the performance and retention of Directors of Nursing and improve the quality of care provided in Wisconsin Nursing Homes.

 

Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups

Amount awarded: $66,000

Start date: 7/1/11
End date: 6/30/12

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $66,000

Substitute Decision Making Training

The provision of statewide, comprehensive, online trainings to Wisconsin nursing homes about legal matters surrounding the law of substitute decision making.

St. John's by the Lake

Amount awarded: $42,387

Start date: 1/1/11
End date: 12/31/11

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $42,387

Nurse Call System

Installation of a Home Free® Nurse Call system in the Saint John's on the Lake nursing home.

Dunn County Health Care Center

Amount awarded: $60,000

Start date: 11/1/10
End date: 12/31/11

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $60,000

Green House® Designs

The incorporation of Green House® designs in the replacement facilities for the existing Dunn County Health Care Center.

 

Lutheran Home & Health Services

Amount awarded: $16,280

Start date: 7/1/10
End date: 6/30/11

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $13,492

Enhanced Communication Technology

The purchase of information technology hardware and software to enhance communication between residents, families, and caregivers and increase the quality of life of residents.

St. Paul's Elder Services

Amount awarded: $15,161

Start date: 7/1/10
End date: 3/14/12

Status: Completed

Aromatherapy

The implementation of aromatherapy to reduce agitation, anxiety, pain and improve the overall quality of life for residents of participating nursing home facilities.

MetaStar

Amount awarded:$67,400

Start date: 1/1/10
End date: 12/31/10

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $44,376

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

An initiative that emphasized ways to prevent pressure ulcers across settings and throughout Wisconsin.

Alzheimer's Dementia Alliance

Amount awarded: $48,000
Start date: 7/1/09
End date: 6/30/11

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $48,000

Dementia Training Scholarships

An initiative that provided dementia training scholarships to direct care staff in nursing homes throughout Wisconsin.

 

Department of Health Services Approved Projects

Grantee and Status Project Summary

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare

Amount awarded: $96,765

Start date: 1/1/14
End date: 8/15/15

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $96,086

Music & Memory Program – Evaluation

Conduct an evaluation of the Wisconsin Music & Memory Initiative. The evaluation will study the effect of the Music & Memory program on resident, family and staff outcomes as well as the use of psychotropic medication.

Final Report (PDF)
Evaluation (PDF)

Division of Quality Assurance/Division of Long Term Care

Amount awarded: $284,765

Start date: 10/1/13
End date: 9/30/15

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $101,500

Music & Memory Program

Implementation of the Wisconsin Music & Memory Initiative to fund 100 nursing homes to become certified as a Music & Memory facility and provide equipment for 15 residents with Alzheimer and related dementias. Certification includes three 90-minute webinars for nursing home staff. Expected outcomes include a reduction in anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety medication, reduced agitation and enhanced socialization for persons with dementia.

Final Report (PDF)
Implementation Survey Results (PDF)

Wisconsin Health Care Association /LeadingAge

Amount awarded: $100,000

Start date: 3/1/12
End date: 12/31/12

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $100,000

Wisconsin Wound Care Program

Expand the number of nursing homes that use wound care professionals by increased specialized education, skills training and certification of facilities for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

 

Division of Long Term Care/UW Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis

Amount awarded: $120,000

Start date: 3/1/12
End date: 6/30/14

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $60,000

Falls Prevention Program

Develop a Nursing Home Falls prevention program that will identify nursing homes with high and low falls with injury rates, test a mentor/mentee program, test the program for effectiveness and disseminate successful falls prevention programs and track the incident of falls in nursing homes.

Final Report (PDF)

Division of Long Term Care/UW Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis

Amount awarded: $124,140

Start date: 8/1/15
End date: 7/31/16

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $60,000

Clinical Performance Measurement System

Development of a Nursing Home Clinical Performance Measurement System that defines quality and how to measure quality outcome for statewide implementation.

Final Report (PDF)

Division of Long Term Care/LeadingAge

Amount awarded: $598,870

Start date: 1/1/13
End date: 12/31/14

Status: Completed
Amount paid: $598,870

Wisconsin Clinical Resource Center

Develop the Wisconsin Clinical Resource Center (WCRC) website to provide resources, training materials and guidelines for nursing homes in eight resident care areas. Care areas include: dementia and distressed behavior, pain management, pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, falls and fall risk, urinary incontinence, dehydration and fluid maintenance, depression and restraints.

Final Report (PDF)

 

 

Last Revised: March 19, 2020