Nursing Home Quality of Life Projects Sought to Improve Care and Services

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 10, 2008) – The state Department of Health announces the availability of $1.5 million in funding to assist long term care providers and stakeholders to implement projects that will improve the quality of nursing home care and services in New York state.

DOH has launched the Long Term Care Quality Improvement Initiative (LTCQII) through its issuance of a Request for Applications (RFA No. 0708140813).

The initiative will provide funding in partnership with long-term care providers and stakeholders to improve outcomes and experiences for nursing home residents by:

  • Improving resident quality of life
  • Improving quality of care
  • Improving use of data in decision-making
  • Improving cross-provider communication & care coordination

The Department seeks applications from nursing homes and other stakeholders interested in using grant monies to implement projects that demonstrate sustainable benefits to New York State's nursing home residents. Applicants are encouraged to consider creative quality improvement projects when applying for funds.

Applications will be received from April 11-May 5, 2008. The RFA is posted at http://www.health.ny.gov/funding/rfa/0708140813/.