iNSPIRE Quality of Life Improvement Project
Who is Eligible for the Project?
The Integrate fuN, Sustainable, Programming that is Innovative, Rewarding and Enriches (iNSPIRE) project provides skilled nursing facilities with the iN2L engagement technology, which offers thousands of computer-based experiences aimed at improving quality of life, reducing psychotropic drug use, providing stress relief, and much more.
How long is the project?
Beginning in April 2020, the three-year project supports a study including 30 residents at 60 skilled nursing facilities for a total of 1,800 study participants and includes an evaluation to determine changes over time.
Is There a Cost to our Community to Participate?
No, the California Department of Public Health awarded a grant of $2.6 million to the LeadingAge California Foundation to implement the engaging, computer-based program known as “It’s Never Too Late” (iN2L) in skilled nursing facilities. Join LeadingAge California by participating in the iNSPIRE project to deliver engaging and individualized recreational and leisure activities (RLAs) using iN2L engagement technology. The project is funded by a civil monetary penalty (CMP) grant and is the first of its kind in California.
Which of our Residents does the Project Support?
The iNSPIRE project targets up to 1,800 residents with cognitive decline (dementia), social isolation, or symptoms of depression and evaluates the impact that using iN2L’s interactive content on touch screen systems has on:
- Improving resident quality of life (QOL)
- Reducing the use of antipsychotics
The project includes evaluation on the quality of care, and quality of life, through two measurable objectives:
- Reduce antipsychotic use by twenty percent (20%)
- Increase participation in person centered activities by twenty percent (20%)
How Do We Apply?
We are currently finalizing our application form. In the meantime, please contact Amanda Davidson, Grant Manager via email or by phone at (916) 469-3385.