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.
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