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Nursing Homes: Apply for CMP Funds

DHEC’s Healthcare Quality would like to remind all nursing homes that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment (CMP) Program is an amazing funding opportunity to apply for that can provide aid and resources to nursing home facilities in South Carolina.

CMP funds may be used for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Activities that protect or improve the quality of care or quality of life for residents
  • Facility improvement initiatives, such as training or technical assistance
  • Assistance to support and protect residents of a facility that closes or is decertified
  • Culture change/quality of life
  • Projects that support resident and family councils and other consumer involvement in assuring quality care in facilities
  • Resident transition due to facility closure or downsizing
  • COVID-19 specific funding for virtual technology, such as iPads and tablets
  • COVID-19 specific funding for tents and shelters for outdoor visitation

More information regarding the CMP Program and its different application types, including COVID-19 Communicative Technology Funding and COVID-19 In-Person Visitation Aids Funding, is available in DHEC’sNursing Home Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Projects web page.

Contact CMPFunds@dhec.sc.gov with any questions regarding the program.

DHEC in the News: Flu, nursing homes, drone technology

Here’s a look at health and environmental news from around South Carolina.

Flu vaccine important but not only vaccine needed

The topic of seasonal flu vaccinations tends to resurface around this time of year as the weather turns colder and the days grow shorter.

While the flu shot is important, it is not the only vaccine people need to get.

Following deaths of Florida nursing home patients, Rep. Wendell Gilliard looks into local emergency preparations

After the deaths of almost a dozen nursing homes patients in Florida as Hurricane Irma knocked out power across the state, S.C. Rep. Wendell Gilliard reached out to the state agency tasked with regulating senior care facilities in South Carolina to ensure that the same doesn’t happen here.

Cameron farmer uses drone technology to detect problems in fields

Cameron farmer Drake Perrow’s roots run deep in agriculture.

He and his son, John, farm land that has been in the family since the middle 1700s.

Technology has changed over the years and the Perrows have had to change with it to remain efficient.