Enhancing Abilities and Life Experience Program (ENABLE) - 2006-2007 Awards Summary
The Enhancing Abilities and Life Experience (EnAbLE) Program allows adult care facility operators to develop programs targeted to the specific needs and interests of their residents to improve their quality of life. An overarching goal of the program is to improve residents' ability to live more independently.
Two million dollars was appropriated in the 2005-06 State Budget for Round 2 of this program and an RFA was issued in March 2006. Fifty-five applications were received and thirty-two were awarded funding. EnAbLE Round 2 awarded a total of $2,202,261 to facilities in seventeen of New York State's counties.
Below is a description of funded programs:
- Hofgur, LLC, located in Queens County, was awarded $98,000. The award funds a myriad of purposes, including purchase of an aquarium and two hundred safe boxes, provision of physical and occupational therapy, nutrition classes for residents, and the hiring of a driver for the facility's van.
- New Central Manor in Queens County, was awarded $99,500. This award funds implementation of the "Connection" program – a structured socialization, as well as a movement and wellness program. The award also funds hiring a full-time certified recreational therapy specialist and consultants to implement programs. Purchase of furniture, equipment and supplies are also being made through the grant monies awarded.
- Presbyterian Residential Community, Inc., located in Oneida County, was awarded $34,035. The benefits to residents made possible through this award include a fall prevention program; hiring of a Tai Chi trainer and assistant trainer; purchase of Nu-step exercise machines as well as other fitness equipment, televisions and DVD for residents.
- Sandford Home in Queens County was awarded $100,000. In addition to purchase of a passenger van to transport residents, the award will enable the facility to construct a kitchen and laundry room, construct an outdoor courtyard, beautify the residential sitting area, and enhance the resident computer lab.
- St. Columban's on the Lake Home for the Well-Aged, Inc., in Chautauqua County was awarded $89,088. This award funds expansion of the Wholeness and Wellness Program to include the "Community Partnerships for Senior Health and Wellness" project.
- Hoffman Manor of Long Beach, located in Nassau County, was awarded $99,841. The award will be used to establish and conduct the "Health Living" project for the facility's residents. It will also be used to provide assessments and interventions addressing physical, social and daily functional needs.
- Peregrine's Landing Senior Community, Cheektowaga. This facility, located in Erie County, was awarded $65,588. The award will facilitate the Total Fitness Program, which includes Memory Arts, Culture Club, and PACE to Good Health Programs.
- WSFSSH-109 W 129th Street, New York County, was awarded $61,980. The award will be used to promote wellness, socialization, literacy and mentoring programs, as well as computer skills training for residents.
- Plattduetsche Old Folks Home Society, located in Nassau County, was awarded $49,925. The award funds the initiation of the "Long Island Surf and Turf Club", an exercise program open to all residents of the Home.
- Henderson Hill Adult Home & Assisted Living, Inc., of Richmond County, was awarded $94,870. The award gives the facility the ability to improve educational and recreational structure, providing crafts, educational courses, trips and outdoor upgrades. Residents will have an enhancement of choices in their daily routines.
- Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, NY, Inc., located in Onondaga County, was awarded $78,078. With the award, the facility will purchase an adult passenger bus with a wheelchair lift. The facility will also be able to fund a replacement bathtub for physically disabled residents, as well as provide new laundry facilities.
- DePaul Adult Care Communities, Inc., Erie County, was awarded $82,644. The award will fund staff training in art, music and relaxation therapy, as well as the Sensory Therapy Project. Also funded by the award is a patio enclosure and furniture for the resident's courtyard.
- Westwood Village, Inc., in Erie County, was awarded $98,514. The award will be used to provide staff, supervision and materials to the Pathways to Memory Program. Staff, supervision and materials will also be provided for the Enhanced Activity Program.
- Rosewood Village, Inc., Erie County, was also awarded $98,514. The facility will be able to provide staff, supervision and materials to both the Pathways to Memory Program, as well as the Enhanced Activity Program.
- Bergquist Adult Home of Chautauqua County, was awarded $41,400. This award will be used for a variety of enhancements, such as purchase of personal refrigerators for residents, provision of sensory activities and purchase of surround-sound flat screen televisions. A county kitchen will be created, and one part-time staff member will be employed for activities.
- WSFSSH-West 74th Street Home in New York County was awarded $42,130. In addition to conducting a Wellness and Therapeutic Arts Program, the facility will use the award to employ a nutritionist, an escort/travel trainer and exercise consultant to work with residents.
- New Haven Manor for Adults, which is located in Queens County, was awarded $99,538. The award will be used at New Haven Manor for a myriad of improvements to resident life – recreational opportunities will be improved, a garden will be provided as well as the creation of an outdoor living space. More classes in computer art and independent living skills as well as laundry training will be possible by adding mobile trailers.
- New Brookhaven Town House for Adults, in Suffolk County, was awarded $98,000. The award will facilitate the provision of physical and occupational therapy, as well as education and training to residents and staff. The award will enable the purchase of a van and insurance, and hiring of a driver. An aquarium, fish, and related equipment will be purchased for the enjoyment of those in the home.
- Marion Woods, Inc., located in Westchester County, was awarded $43,000. The award will be used for health education and monitoring as well as disease and accident prevention. A video library will be available for residents. Psycho-education, support groups, art and music therapy, and implementation of a Tai Chi program will also be funded by the award.
- Family and Child Service of Schenectady, Inc., Schenectady County, was awarded $36,494. The award will allow the facility to continue and add services to improve education of proper nutrition, including specific prescribed diets, and medication compliance. Enhancement in recreation, social and physical activities will also be realized by this award. In addition, residents will be provided with professional case management.
- The Terrace at Glen Eddy, also located in Schenectady County, was awarded $48,431. The award will be used to provide residents with an in-house companion service to increase patient/provider communication and reliability to medical appointments.
- St. Elizabeth's Home, in Erie County, was awarded $59,662 to develop a comprehensive exercise and wellness program for residents.
- Frederic Fleming Residence (West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc.), in New York County, was awarded $39,310. The award will not only allow the facility to expand their escort position to 40 hours per week, but hire an exercise instructor and purchase exercise equipment. The facility will also hire assorted performers and musicians to perform on-site, and purchase tickets and fund travel to various cultural events.
- Green Briar Adult Home, in Dutchess County, was awarded $99,220. The award funds in-house and external recreation; will provide a computer corner, ping pong table, and resurface for a shuffleboard court. Staffing for these activities will be funded through the award.
- Gables Home for Adults, in Suffolk County, was awarded $99,500. The award will be used for creation of a new room to be used by residents for recreation, computer use and exercise.
- Crimson Ridge Meadows, Peregrine Properties of Upstate, Inc., located in Monroe County, was awarded $26,050. Not only will the award fund the addition of educational video-conferencing for residents, but the award will also allow for the expansion of the use of the "Community Connections" program.
- Elizabeth Brewster House of Cortland County was awarded $87,888. Residents will benefit from this award as the facility will renovate a room to be used for exercise, as well as purchase of new exercise equipment.
- Loretto Adult Community, Inc., in Onondaga County, was awarded $26,115. The funds will address the issues of depression in residents by training staff to recognize the signs and symptoms.
- Quaker Landing Memory Care Community, Peregine Properties of Upstate, Inc., in Erie County, was awarded $47,840. The facility proposes to create an alternative environment with a Serenity Room and to develop "Community Connections" via teleconferencing.
- Beacon Pointe Memory Care Community, Peregine Properties of Upstate, Inc., located in Saratoga County, was awarded $49,277. The facility will also develop "Community Connections" via teleconferencing, and create an alternative environment with a Serenity Room for residents.
- Crimson Ridge Gardens, located in Monroe County, was awarded $46,633. This is the third facility of Peregrine Properties of Upstate, Inc., to develop, similarly to the previous two awards, a Serenity Room for residents to create an alternative environment, and "Community Connections" via teleconferencing.