People on the Move – Beacon Institute Program Awarded Grant to Improve Nursing Home Quality Serving Low Income Populations

Congrats to our friends at the Beacon Institute for the recent award, lets hope that this is a trend that will be replicated throughout the region and the country!

The Maryland Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) has awarded a $150,000 grant to LifeSpan and its education affiliate, The Beacon Institute, to improve clinical outcomes and enhance the quality of life for residents in 20 challenged nursing homes in the state.  Beginning in January 2010, the grant will apply nursing home culture change principles to facilities with limited resources.  Funds for the grant derive from a fund comprised of civil penalty monies paid by nursing homes and other entities resulting from a variety of Medicare and/or Medicaid infractions. The Office of Health Care Quality is committed to seeking additional funds to support a second year of the project.  LifeSpan is also seeking additional funds from major foundations to support full implementation.

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