Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds

Nursing Home Grant Program

Washington state participates in the Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Fund Grant Program.  Civil money penalties (CMPs) are fines imposed on nursing facilities that do not meet federal health and safety standards.  Washington state receives a portion of the funds collected to be reinvested in support of projects that improve the overall quality of life and/or care of nursing facility residents. 

Nursing facility providers, stakeholders and other organizations are encouraged to submit CMP fund grant applications for the development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives that directly or indirectly benefit nursing facility residents.   Learn more

States must obtain approval from CMS before using federally imposed CMP funds to pay for projects. The Department will evaluate applications using criteria developed by CMS and published in CMS QSO -19-19-NH abd CMS S&C 12-13-NH

Application & Resources

Approved Projects

 

Grantee and Dates of Project                                                         

Project Summary

Amount Awarded

Status

LeadingAge Washington
Start Date:   12/01/2018
End Date:    12/01/2020
 
It's Never 2 Late (iN2L)       
The iN2L engagement technology is a comprehensive approach to engaging life enrichment activities, redirection and rehab interventions for senior living residents.  The project integrates engagement technology, which offer thousands of computer-based experiences; continuous training and support for staff to ensure project sustainability; and data collection and assessment to demonstrate quantitative and qualitative outcomes.  The funds provided through this grant will enhance the quality of care and life for residents in 21 facilities.        
         

$817,561

Active
LeadingAge Washington
Start Date:   9/1/2019
End Date:   12/31/2021
 
Garden Access Responds to Diagnosis and Environmental Needs (GARDEN)
This project, in partnership with Eldergrow, will implement the GARDEN program in 31 LeadingAge facilities.  The program brings nature indoors with mobile gardens and will give residents the opportunity to nurture life and feel a sense of purpose.  Eldergrow educators will facilitate therapeutic horticulture classes twice each month.
$706,496 Active
 
Western WA University Palliative Care Institute
Start Date:   8/31/2018
End Date:   8/31/2021

 

 
Touch of Grace
This project is a video-based training program on palliative and end-of-life care for nursing home staff, including all non-licenses support staff.  Funding will support the implementation of a pilot project in a local skilled nursing facility with a staff of over 200.  Training is intended to increase the understanding of palliative care in both professional and non-profession staff and shift staff attitudes and behaviors toward a culture where palliative approach is welcome and supported. 
 

$58,345

Active

 
Woodard Creek Healthcare, Inc. for Olympia Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Canter
Start Date:   5/31/2019
End Date:    12/31/2019
 
Music & Memory 
This project will bring the Music and Memory program to the facility.  The funds will be used for training, equipment and the purchase of the Music and Memory certification.  Outcomes for nursing home residents should include decreased behavioral symptoms with increased mood, engagement and interaction with others, and improved cognition/memory.

$15,493

Active
New York University
Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Start Date:  1/1/2020
End Date:  12/31/2022
 
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
The NICHE Program will provide nurses and certified nursing assistants in 30 nursing homes in Washington State with specialized education and clinical leadership development training to implement evidence-based clinical practices to improve the care of older adults. The program begins with an eight-week Leading Training Program (LTP) during which nursing leadership teams develop an action plan aimed at enhancing two clinical care areas. Teams work with NICHE expert mentors to develop and implement their action plan, including routine check-ins throughout the first year of membership.  Shortly after completing the LTP, facility staff complete the Staff Training Assessment (STA) administered by the Cornell Survey Research Institute.  The STA assesses staff and organizational capabilities to deliver evidence-based care targeting common health problems experienced by older adults, and nursing homes receive feedback aimed at supporting their prioritization of opportunities for improvement.  Front-line staff complete a comprehensive continuing education program to extend their knowledge, skills, and clinical competencies to appropriately respond to the needs to older adults.  Facility teams also have access to a library of evidence-based tools and resources to support improvements in resident care. The NICHE Program has been proven successful in preventing falls, reducing potentially inappropriate medications, and helping healthcare providers to care for patients with dementia.  It is vitally important that nursing staff practicing in long-term care settings be well-versed in providing patient-and family-centered care for older adults, and the funds provided through this grant will improve the quality of care and quality of life for nursing home residents in Washington State.   
 
$644,234 Active
LeadingAge Washington
Start Date:   12/1/2019
End Date:   2/28/2022
It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L)
The iN2L engagement technology is a comprehensive approach to engaging life enrichment activities, redirection and rehab interventions for nursing home residents.  The project integrates engagement technology, which offers thousands of computer-based experiences; continuous training and support for staff to ensure project sustainability; and data collection and assessment to demonstrate quantitative and qualitative outcomes.  The funds provided through this grant will enhance the quality of care and life for residents in three facilities.  LeadingAge Washington has been implementing the iN2L project since 12/01/2018 through a currently ongoing grant.  This grant extends the iN2L project to three additional nursing homes.  
 

$96,103

Active
LeadingAge Washington
Start Date: 9/15/2017
End Date:  5/1/2019
Music & Memory
This project provided funds to 42 facilities in Washington State for the implementation of the Music and Memory program.  The funds were used for training, equipment, and the purchase of the Music and Memory certification.  Outcomes included decreased behavioral symptoms with increased mood, engagement and interaction with others, and improved cognition/memory. 
 
$124,486 Completed