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US awards $744,202 grant for Bingocize(R) in KY nursing homes
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approve funds for the implementation of Bingocize(R) in 20 Kentucky Nursing Homes. Game was developed at Western Kentucky University by Dr. Jason Crandall. $744,202 in grants are from CMP Civil Penalties Funds
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From Western Kentucky University's College of Health and Human Services
BOWLING GREEN, KY (28 Feb 2017) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved $744,202 of civil money penalty (CMP) funds for the implementation of Bingocize(R) in 20 Kentucky certified nursing homes.
Bingocize(R), a preventative health promotion program designed by Dr. Jason Crandall, Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport (KRS) in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at Western Kentucky University (WKU), is designed to increase the functional performance, health knowledge and social engagement of older adults in a variety of settings.
The grant funding application process took place over the course of 11 months with collaboration of individuals from many disciplines at WKU. Dr. Crandall and Dr. Jean Neils-Strunjas, Department Head for the Department of Communication Sciences, served as the co-program managers, and were assisted by Dr. Neale Chumbler, Dean of the CHHS; Dr. Vijay Golla, Associate Dean of the CHHS; Ron Wilson, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at WKU; and Katie Muchmore, Senior Grants Coordinator for the WKU Office of Sponsored Programs.
"The awarding of these funds is the result of a great team of WKU colleagues, who invested much time and played integral roles in the multiple steps of this funding process," said Dr. Crandall, "We are very fortunate to have been awarded this funding that will help to further the mission of Bingocize(R)."
With this funding, WKU will be able to appoint a full-time program director in the KRS to manage this statewide project. The program director will be responsible for managing partnerships with other universities throughout Kentucky, and facilitating the implementation of Bingocize(R) into their programming.
In addition to WKU, Bingocize(R) has partnered with the following universities: University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Spalding University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Murray State University and Morehead State University. Various programs, to include Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Communication Sciences and Disorders, from each of these universities will be responsible for training their students to run the Bingocize(R) program at one of the 20 selected Kentucky certified nursing homes.
The goal of this project among the universities will be to improve the aspects of functional performance for adults experiencing dementia while providing valuable service-learning experiences for students.
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