Wisconsin Virtual Dementia Tour®
In October of 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that Second Wind Dreams® (SWD), Inc. has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to use Civil Money Penalty funding (CMP) in Wisconsin skilled nursing homes. The two-year project will assist nursing home staff by helping them identify with dementia residents in an effort to improve care. SWD will provide hands-on, experiential training in 384 certified nursing homes in the state of Wisconsin through the use of the patented Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT), which has been scientifically proven to build a greater understanding of dementia through the use of sensory tools and instructions. A Second Wind Dreams Certified VDT trainer will conduct the training at the nursing homes and supervise the implementation of the VDT and related assessments which measure person-centered caregiver outcomes.