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Grants

ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE

Agency: Warren Stress Management
Amount: $7,549
Time Line: 01/01/2012-12/31/2012
P.I.: Hongdao Meng, Ph.D.

This project will examine the cost-effectiveness of a home-based management program for people with chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome. The program involves learning lifestyle and stress reduction skills to reduce fatigue and improve quality of life. The product will be commercialized following this study.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN OF GERIATRIC INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE

Agency: The John A. Hartford Foundation
Amount: $27,273
Time Line: 01/01/2011-10/31/2012
P.I.: Kathryn Hyer, Ph.D.

The objective of this project is to conduct an environmental scan of geriatrically focused best practices in interprofessional education to identify specific trends.

SAFE HAVEN: DECISION SUPPORT FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENT

Agency: Brown University (Subaward from National Institutes of Aging)
Amount: $185,531
Time Line: 09/30/2008-08/31/2012
P.I.: Kathryn Hyer, Ph.D.

The overall goal of this research project is to create and test a data-driven, “all-hazards’” decision support tool to guide the determination of whether, where and whom to evacuate from nursing homes in the setting of disasters. Based upon an aggregate risk score combining elements of person risk, facility risk, and disaster event risk, this decision support tool will serve as a heuristic guideline for nursing home administrators and emergency response and public health officials to assist their decision making during crises.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS TRAINING PROGRAM

Agency: Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Amount: $67,214
Time Line: 07/01/2011-06/30/2012
P.I.: Kathryn Hyer, Ph.D.

The objective of this project is to review and approve submitted Alzheimer’s disease training provider applications and training curricula for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, adult day care, and hospices as required by Florida Statutes.

SENIOR CARE ASSESSMENT PROJECT

Agency: Sittercity
Amount: $28,571
Time Line: 10/01/2011-12/31/2011
P.I.: Hongdao Meng, Ph.D.

The objective of this project is to design and develop a needs assessment tool to be used by care-seekers who are searching for elder care solutions.

COMMUNITY LIVING PROGRAM QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PROGRAM INNOVATION PROJECT

Agency: State of Florida
Amount: $31,381
Time Line: 07/01/2011-09/30/2011
P.I.: Hongdao Meng, Ph.D.

The primary objective of the proposed project are: 1) To improve the quality of the Community Living Program (CLP) delivery by assessing the appropriateness of the financial eligibility criteria, the screening and enrollment experience, service use, and client outcomes; and 2) To develop a consumer-directed program innovation by reviewing and synthesizing current best practices of consumer-direct care model across the country and developing an evidence-based consumer-directed care option for CLP clients.

UNDERSTANDING PROCESSES OF CARE AND PATIENT SAFETY OUTCOMES IN NURSING HOMES

Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research/Quality
Amount: $40,474
Time Line: 09/01/2010-08/31/2011
P.I.: Kali Thomas, Ph.D. (Mentor, Kathryn Hyer, PH.D.)

As a dissertation project, the ultimate goal was to find ways to improve the quality of health care through an understanding of the relationship between a culture focused on safety, care processes, and patient safety outcomes. These research findings will encourage the development of a patient safety culture in all nursing homes and will promote improvements in health care that can be measured by processes of care and resident outcomes.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE TRAINING CURRICULUM AND TRAINING PROVIDER REVIEW AND APPROVAL (Renewed for 12th year)

Agency: Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Amount: $73,935
Time Line: 07/01/2010-06/30/2011
P.I.: Kathryn Hyer, Ph.D.

The purpose of this contract was to provide services related to the review and approval of nursing home Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders training provider and training curriculum as required in subsection (5) of section 400.1755, Florida Statutes, and to provide services related to the review and approval of assisted living facility Alzheimer’s disease training provider and training curriculum as required in subsection (5) of section 400.4178, Florida Statutes.

FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION FOR THE COMMUNITY LIVING PROGRAM, PHASE II

Agency: Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Amount: $26,710
Time Line: 10/06/2010-01/31/2011
P.I.: Hongdao Meng, Ph.D.,

The objective of this project was to focus on identifying alternative approaches to achieve the Community Living Program objectives. Phase II of the project focused on completing the creation of financial eligibility criteria enabling the Department and Aging network to more accurately identify individuals at risk of Medicaid spend-down.

FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION FOR THE COMMUNITY LIVING PROGRAM, PHASE I

Agency: Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Amount: $43,228
Time Line: 09/10/2010-09/30/2010
P.I.: Hongdao Meng, Ph.D.

The objective of this project was to focus on identifying alternative approaches to achieve the Community Living Program objectives. Phase I focused on the dynamic process involving changes in client health, caregiver health, and income and asset level and how the financial eligibility criteria can be structured to postpone the most Medicaid conversions under a fixed budget for the Community Living Program.