Wisconsin Dementia-Capable Crisis Response Grants Available

From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services this week issued a memo to counties regarding grant opportunities available for dementia-capable crisis response.

DHS has allocated $250,000 for innovative grants to help improve dementia-capable care and crisis systems. These grants will be awarded through a competitive application process.

At a minimum, grant recipients will be expected to:
  • Address crisis response and stabilization of persons with dementia within the broader context of crisis services for all populations.
  • Involve a broad range of potential partners (e.g., crisis services, APS, law enforcement, human services, mental health services, aging services, corporation counsel, care facilities, home care providers, ADRCs, MCOs, hospitals, other health care providers, etc.).
  • Assess the capacity of the crisis system to respond to persons with dementia in crisis, including a review of crisis practice, policy, and protocol for providers and crisis responders.
  • Develop a strategy to improve crisis planning, response, and stabilization for persons with dementia.
  • Prioritize stabilization-in-place as the initial response to crisis for persons with dementia.
  • Identify training needs and develop a plan for addressing those needs.
  • Identify current and potential funding sources.
  • Describe and report on measures of success.
  • Report results and share their experience with the Department of Health Services and with other counties and coalitions.
  • Plan for sustainability of coalition efforts.

Applications Dues 4 p.m. – November 13, 2015

Read the Memo.

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