The KEEN-CDC Project: The Kentucky Enduring, Education & Care Network for Collaborative Dementia Care

Grants and Contracts Details


To improve the quality of care for CNF residents through the development of educational programming targeting healthcare administrators, physicians, medical directors, advanced practice nurse practitioners (ARNP), physician assistants (PA), nurses, social workers, PT/OT professionals, speech therapists, nursing assistants, dieticians/nutritionists, activity directors, and OIG long term care surveyors, LTC ombudsman and quality improvement organizations. The overarching goals include the development of a novel educational program (none similar in existence today) that will specifically focus educational topics on CMS deficiencies and provide quality of care recommendations, leading to implementation of CMS “Best Practices” across CNFs in the Commonwealth. Specifically, we intend to demonstrate improved understanding and implementation of CMS “Best Practices” and quality of care recommendations using specific case examples that will form the basis for our pre- and post-test CME accreditation examinations. Expected outcomes include an overall improvement from pre- to post-test scores >50%. This target is readily achievable as demonstrated by our prior HRSA-funded CME series. Specific goals and objectives for each component of the education program are provided below, topic by topic.
Effective start/end date12/15/1812/31/21


  • KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services: $300,340.00


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