MINNEAPOLIS, MN—May 1, 2005. HealthCare Interactive, Inc's (HCI) announced on Friday that it has received a Phase I grant from the National Institute on Aging to develop a late-stage dementia care training program for nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Dr. Stanley Smith, making the announcement on behalf of the organization, stated that "this grant opportunity addresses a long unmet need in residential care for the development of an integrated training program for those residents in the latest stages of Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. HCI's planned implementation by filming actual late-stage residents in actual facilities will set this grant effort apart from other dementia training programs currently available."
The effort will be completed in conjunction with researchers from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and includes plans to test the resulting prototype in at least six states nationwide. Ten modules are slated for eventual development.
Smith is a geriatrician in Minneapolis, MN and serves as HCI's Medical Director. HCI was founded in 1997. It's mission is to develop the most innovative set of dementia training programs available in the marketplace today.