Academic journal article Health Care Financing Review

Foundation Supports Innovation in Adult Day Care

Academic journal article Health Care Financing Review

Foundation Supports Innovation in Adult Day Care

Article excerpt

Fifty adult day centers across the country have been chosen to participate in the $2.5-million "Partners in Caregiving: The Dementia Services Program," a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) initiative designed to stimulate innovation in the field of adult day care.

Adult day centers offer supervised social, recreational, and health activities in a group setting while other centers also provide individualized care. Partners in Caregiving is intended to strengthen and expand the services that adult day centers offer to better meet the needs of people with chronic cognitive disorders and their caregivers. The program also is designed to help centers become financially self-sufficient.

The 50 sites participating in this initiative will receive free programmatic and administrative assistance as well as staff training. Each center will develop innovative in-home or center-based services, build upon existing ones, and extend services to people with chronic disorders other than Alzheimer's disease.

In addition to technical assistance, sites will be eligible to compete for 20 implementation grants totaling $2.5 million to be awarded on a rolling basis until funds have been depleted. Grantees will receive a maximum of $150,000 each for up to 36 months, and will be expected to acquire matching funds locally--$l for every $2 of RWJF funds they receive. …

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