More than 100 nursing homes across Minnesota have begun kicking off 36 projects to promote better care and quality of life for their residents. At $6.7 million per year, the Performance-based Incentive Payment Program (PIPP) provides up to 5% in additional operating payments to nursing homes throughout the state. The projects are funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Grant recipients for fiscal year 2020 include: $89,000 for Saint Francis Health Services of Morris Collaborative for multiple locations to strengthen the quality of care for residents with Walk to Dine and balance exercise programs;

$10,000 for the Evansville Care Center to improve fall assessment, prevention, follow-up and interventions;

$17,000 for the Good Samaritan Society of Battle Lake to improve quality of care by revising infection control program and further developing antibiotic stewardship;

$11,000 for Johnson Memorial Health in Dawson to implement the Eden Alternative with a focus on elder-centered community, loving companionship and meaningful activities;

and $31,000 for the Lac qui Parle Health Network in multiple locations to enhance the pain management program by creating “meaningful moments” that improve resident’s emotional well-being and quality of life.

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