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The USI GWEP reached out to its network of academic nursing program partners and nursing home partners to develop a strategic proposal of the use of FY 2022-23 Nursing Staff Training in Nursing Home Care Supplemental Funding.

The Nursing Staff Training in Nursing Home Care supplemental funding will support several initiatives focusing on nursing homes:

Dementia Curriculum: A Dementia-Focused Nursing Home Orientation designed for certified nursing assistants, nurses and other nursing home staff members. Learn more

Age-Friendly Curriculum: Coming soon

Nursing Home Staff Education, Recruitment and Retention: Our nursing home partners will utilize the dementia curriculum and the Age-Friendly curriculum, and one staff member from each nursing home will receive the Dementia Live® coach certification. To address resilience, partnering nursing homes will select one staff member to be trained as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. After receiving the instructor status, these individuals will host a course for nursing home staff members focusing on mental health concerns.

For More Information:

Katie Ehlman photoKatie Ehlman, PhD, CHES, HFA
Director, USI Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness
Professor of Gerontology

Nick FaddisNick Faddis
Graduate Assistant, USI Bronstein Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness
MBA Student