We're Already in Year 2 of the Grant!
Sixty-five (65) nursing homes are already participating in this no-cost grant opportunity. In total, 100 nursing homes across the State of South Carolina will receive our therapeutic, expressive art program. Don't miss out!
We provide quality art materials, training, resources, support, and listing on our Participating Care Communities web page for the duration of this three-year grant initiative — at no cost to you. We train your staff to deliver this fine-arts program that greatly differs from arts and crafts.
Art4Life is a Dignity-Promoting Arts Program That Can Be
Offered in Individual or Group Settings for
Those in Isolation or Living with Alzheimer’s Disease,
Cognitive, Mental, Developmental or Other Impairments
See our Program Impact Report:
APPROVED FOR 4 CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS
The South Carolina Board of LTC Administrators has approved Art4Life program training for CE Hours through CE Broker. Who's eligible?
Administrators, Nursing, Activities, Social Services, Therapy, Medical Services/Records, Food Services & Pharmaceutical Staff.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE
As a trusted partner in health care quality and member of the Health Quality Innovation Network, the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) is pleased to support the Art4Life program which aligns with CCME's scope of work and quality improvement initiatives.
This initiative for South Carolina Nursing Homes is a program of the Thriving4Life nonprofit organization. It is offered by
Tennessee Technological University’s Whitson-Hester School of Nursing.
Funding is provided by a CMP grant compliments of
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in partnership with the
South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control.
- Staff Training Workshop to Facilitate the Program via Live Webinar (Zoom)
Additional, Recorded, On-Demand Art-Based Exercises with an Art Therapist
Live Support Zoom Sessions provided online
Refresher Training Opportunities
High Quality Art Materials
Manual including Resources and Implementation Guide
Written Acknowledgement of Participation
Help preserve dignity, self-expression and enhanced quality of life for Nursing Home residents
Reduce agitation, negative behaviors, symptoms of anxiety and depression
Provide opportunity to stimulate the brain and reduce negative impact of isolation
Improve cognitive function, communication, positive interactions, autonomy, and well-being
Reduce antipsychotic drug use
Develop staff appreciation of the value of arts-based interventions
Equip caregivers with alternative tools to meet needs and reduce caregiver burden by enhancing relationships, facilitating care, and reducing stress