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April 20, 2021 By Jan Olson

Quality of Life Improvement Project

Laurel Creek is one of 60 skilled nursing facilities in California that has been selected to participate in the INSPIRE Quality of Life Improvement Project.

The California Department of Public Health awarded a grant of $2.6 million to the Leading Age California Foundation to implement the engaging, computer-based program known as It’s Never Too Late (IN2L) in skilled nursing facilities.

This three-year grant project supports a study which includes our residents at Laurel Creek and has the key goal of improving resident quality of life. The project will evaluate the impact that using the interactive content on touchscreen systems and has two measurable objectives: increasing participation in person-centered activities by 20 percent and reducing the need for antipsychotic medication by 20 percent. In addition to connecting and engaging residents, the project will target residents with cognitive decline and social isolation.

The Wellness and Nursing Teams will work with the Leading Age California Grant Manager and IN2L until March 2023. I am excited and honored to serve as project leader and look forward to delivering even more life enhancing services for those we serve in Laurel Creek.

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