Minnesota DHS Civil Monetary Penalties Committee and CMS Award $250,000 for AGE-u-cate Dementia Live® Training

St. Paul, MN  & Colleyville, TX – AGE-u-cate Training Institute (www.AGEucate.com)

TheMinnesota Department of Human Services(MN-DHS), through its Nursing Facility Rates and Policy (NFRP) Division and theCMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) have authorized the use of up to $ 250,000 in Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) monies to help MinnesotaMedicaid-Certifiednursing facilities improve care to residents with dementia, by partnering with AGE-u-cate Training Institute.

The goal of thisproject is to implement a dementia training project for direct care and support staff to enhance the quality of life and/or quality of care for nursing facility residents with dementia.  The training will be provided by AGE-u-cate® Training Institute (ATI) through its Dementia Live® program.

Dementia Live® provides an interactive, experiential simulation program that promotes a unique “inside-out” perspective of cognitive and sensory impairment.

Selected nursing facilities may elect to receive training at one of two distinct participation levels.  Nursing facilities can access the Request for Proposals (RFP) and application at the online MN Nursing Facility Provider Portal, and applications must besubmittedbyJuly 1, 2019.

“There is an urgent need to better support persons living with dementia and we look forward to working with Minnesotanursing homes,” says Pam Brandon, AGE-u-cate’s President and Founder. “This program provides care partners witha deeper understanding and empathy for personsliving with dementia and empowers care partners with simpleand effective tools that can be put into care practicesimmediately.”

About AGE-u-cate Training Institute
AGE-u-cate Training Institute develops and delivers innovative, research-based aging and dementia training programs for professional and family caregivers.  Training is delivered across the United States and internationally in long term care communities, hospitals, in-home, hospice, and community-based organizations as well as universities.

AGE-u-cate contact:  Mary Petersen, Manager of Strategic Projects

817.857.1157 x 204;  mary.petersen@ageucate.com