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Adaptive Treatment for At-Risk Family Caregivers
Funded by: National Institute of Mental Health
4/1/2005-3/31/2009
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Age Well Community, Barberton, OH
Development and implementation of an online "Age Well Community" in Barberton, Ohio, seeking to improve the
quality of life for Barberton's older citizens and their family caregivers.
Dates: 4/1/2013 to 12/31/2014
Funded by: Serality, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Contact: dbass@benrose.org

Aging Strategic Alignment Project
Funded by: Administration on Aging
7/1/2007-6/30/2010
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Alzheimer’s Association Chapters and Partners in Dementia Care
Funded by: Alzheimers Association
Dates: 6/1/2006-6/30/2010
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter: Respite Program Evaluation
An evaluation of a respite program combined with care consultation offered through the Alzheimer's Association, Miami Valley Chapter, with the aim of easing the burden for dementia caregivers.
Dates: 8/1/2012 - 6/30/2014
Funded By: Alzheimers Association, Miami Valley Chapter
Contact Heather Menne at: hmenne@benrose.org

Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter: Evaluation of Early Stage Programs
An evaluation of social and recreational programs offered by the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to families dealing with the early stages of dementia.
Dates: 4/1/2010 - 6/30/2014
Funded By: Toledo Foundation & Alzheimers Association Northwest Ohio
Contact Heather Menne at: hmenne@benrose.org

Autonomy and Functioning in African American Caregiving Families
Funded by: AARP Andrus Foundation
3/1/1998-8/31/2000
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging Care Consultation Program
Funded by: Johnson & Johnson/Rosalynn Carter Institute Caregivers Program
Dates: 10/1/2009-10/1/2011
Contact Branka Primetica at: bprimetica@benrose.org

Better Education = Better Jobs: The Impact of Job Preparation, Ongoing Education and Training on Job Satisfaction and Commitment Among Front-Line Workers and Their Supervisors
Funded by: Atlantic Philanthropies; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
1/1/2004-12/30/2005
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Care Consultation to Help Anthem Members and their Families use Metro Health’s Services More Effectively
Funded by: Administration on Aging
10/1/2004-12/31/2008
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Care Network for Depression (Wellness Network)
Funded by: Aetna Foundation
5/1/2006-6/30/2009
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Caregiver Assessment 2.0
Develop an online caregiver assessment tool for Family Caregiver Alliance, a national leader in innovative approaches to supporting families involved in caring for an ill or impaired relative.
Dates: 1/1/2015 - 06/30/2016
Funded by: Archstone Foundation (subcontract from Family Caregiver Alliance)
Contact: Dr. Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Caregiver Options Program and Evaluation: Project COPE
Funded by: 9 local foundations
1/1/1998-6/30/2000
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Catalyst Bystander Intervention Program Evaluation
Adapt and evaluate the Catalyst Bystander Intervention for use with Senior Companion Program volunteers to enhance their skills for interpreting and intervening in problem situations.
Dates: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016
Funded by: Recovery Resources
Contact Dr. Farida K. Ejaz at:fejaz@benrose.org

Cleveland Alzheimer’s Managed Care Demonstration
Funded by: Cleveland Foundation and 5 other local foundations
1/1/1998-12/31/2001
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Conceptualizing Mental Health Interventions for Caregivers
Funded by: National Institute of Mental Health
4/1/2004-12/31/2009
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Consumer Satisfaction in Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Funded by: AARP Andrus Foundation
1/1/2001-6/30/2003
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Consumer Satisfaction in Rhode Island’s Nursing Homes
Funded by: State of Rhode Island
1/1/2005-1/31/2006
Contact Farida Ejaz at:fejaz@benrose.org

Decision Making and Service Use in Caregiving Families (NIA)
Funded by: National Institute on Aging
4/1/2000-5/31/2008
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Decision-Making and Service Use in Caregiving Families Over Time
Funded by: Retirement Research Foundation
10/1/2000-12/31/2003
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Develop Consumer Satisfaction Tools for the Ohio Long-term Care Consumer Guide
Funded by: Ohio Department of Aging
11/1/2000-12/31/2001
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Developing video training and electronic applications for the SHARE dyadic intervention
Develops a video training curriculum package and iPad app to train care professionals to implement the SHARE Program with 20 new SHARE counselors and 60 early-stage dyads.
Funder Dates: 10/1/2012 - 6/30/2015
Funded By: National Institute on Aging
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Development and Dissemination of an Elder Abuse/Domestic Violence Assessment Tool
Funded by: Ohio Department of Human Services
1/1/1998-6/30/1999
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Development and Testing the Ohio Residential Care Facility Resident Satisfaction Survey
Funded by: Ohio Department of Aging
1/1/2006-6/30/2007
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Early Diagnosis of Dementia: Dyadic Counseling for Family Caregivers and Patients
Funded by: Administration on Aging
9/30/2001-9/29/2004
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

EARLY-STAGE PARTNERS IN CARE: THE EPIC PROJECT
Dates: 1/1/2011 - 12/31/2013
Funded By: Administration on Aging
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Effect of a Nursing-based Intervention in Emergency Departments
Funded by: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
6/1/1999-3/31/2001
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Elder Abuse Prevention Interventions Program: Texas Adult Protective Service Collaboration with WellMed Medical Management
Train primary care professionals from an integrated healthcare system in Texas to screen, refer, and prevent elder abuse and neglect among older patients.
Dates: 10/1/2012 - 9/30/2016
Funded by: U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services (subcontract from WellMed Charitable Foundation)
Contact Dr. Farida K. Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Empowering Elders by Enhancing Cognitive Health Outcomes: The ECHO Program
Funded by: Administration on Aging
Dates: 9/30/2008-9/30/2011
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Encore Campus in the City
Funded by: Cleveland Foundation
4/1/2008-12/31/2009
Contact Heather Menne at:hmenne@benrose.org

Enhancing the Role of Older Adults in Research and Care Planning
Funded by: Retirement Research Foundation
8/1/2005-12/31/2008
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Evaluation of APS Emergency Intervention Team
Evaluate an innovative, multidisciplinary program being implemented by Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services to improve Adult Protective Services.
Dates: 3/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funded by: Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services with support from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Contact Dr. Heather Menne at: jujohnson@benrose.org

Evaluation of BRI Care Consultation Implementation, Ohio Alzheimer’s Association Chapters
Evaluate the statewide implementation of the evidence-based BRI Care Consultation program by six Ohio Alzheimer's Association Chapters.
Dates: 1/1/2014 - 9/30/2016
Funded by: Ohio Department of Aging, Ohio Alzheimer's Association Chapters, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Contact Dr. David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

EVALUATION OF THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES (APS)
INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM (I-TEAM)

Funded By: Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services
Click here for the Full Report
Dates: 5/15/2013 - 9/15/2013
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging contact: Branka Primetica, bprimetica@benrose.org
APS Contact: Sylvia Pla-Raith, plaras@odjfs.state.oh.us

Evaluation of Early Stage Programs
An evaluation of social and recreational programs offered by the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimers Association to families dealing with the early stages of dementia.
Funded by: Toledo Foundation
Dates: 4/1/2010-4/30/2011
Contact Heather Menne at: hmenne@benrose.org

Evaluating the Long-term Care Workforce Initiative of the Senior Success Vision Council
Funded by: United Way
5/1/2003-06/30/2006
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Evaluation of Ohio’s Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program
Funded by: Ohio Department of Aging
7/1/2006-6/30/2009
Contact Heather Menne at:hmenne@benrose.org

Evaluating the Rewarding Education through Advanced Careers in Healthcare (REACH) Intervention
Funded by 10 local foundations
Click here for the report
Dates: 2/1/2008-1/31/2011
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Evaluation of the Social Life Template
Funded by Mount Sinai Healthcare Foundation
Click here for the Full Report
Dates: 2/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Examining Direct Service Worker Turnover in Ohio
Funded by: The funds for this initiative (Ohio Direct Service Worker Initiative) were supported by the federal Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Grant (CFDA 93.791) to the Ohio Office of Medical Assistance (OMA) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Click here for the Policy Brief
Click here for the Full Report
Dates: 10/1/11-11/30/12
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

EXAMINING CAUSES OF DIRECT SERVICE WORKER TURNOVER: EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE PERSPECTIVES
Dates: 11/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
Funded By: Ohio State University
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

The Experiences of Human Services Organizations with Older Workers, Volunteers and Senior Community Service Employment Program Participants in Seven States
Funded by: Senior Services America, Inc.
Click here for the Executive Summary
Click here for the Full Report
Dates: 3/1/2011-12/31/2011
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Feasibility Study to Develop a Methodology For a Research-Practice Partnership
Funded by: Stroud Foundation
7/1/2003-6/30/2005
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Frontline Worker Career Advancement in Cuyahoga County Nursing Homes
Funded by: A.M. McGregor Foundation
7/1/2007-12/31/2008
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Georgia Replication of Care Consultation
Tests the effectiveness of BRI Care Consultation as a complementary service added to the broad array of assistance offered by three Area Agencies on Aging in Georgia.
Dates: 10/1/2010 - 8/31/2014
Funded By: Administration on Aging & Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Contact Branka Primetica at: bprimetica@benrose.org

Great Lakes Interdisciplinary Team Training Project
Funded by: Cleveland Foundation; Hartford Foundation
1/1/1997-12/31/1999
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

heart health program
The development and initial testing of a Heart Health Program that gives older-adult participants consumer-friendly information and encourages them to make individualized action steps for living healthier.
Dates: 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2015
Funded By: University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Contact Heather Menne: hmenne@benrose.org

Heart Health Program Refinement
Refine and test the feasibility and impact of the Heart Health Program to encourage older-adults to follow steps for healthy living.
Dates: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016
Funded by: Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Contact Dr. David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

HOME HEALTH AIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF REDUCING DISABILITY IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE PROGRAM
Dates: 7/1/2011 - 8/31/2013
Funded By: Administration on Aging
Contact Heather Menne at: hmenne@benrose.org

How Do We Contribute to our World? Expressive Arts for the Community
Project to engage older adults in expressive arts for self-actualization, group resonance, community building and social action.
Dates: 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2016
Funded by: Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

Implementing the 2001 Family Member Mailed Survey for the Ohio Long Term Care Consumer Guide
Funded by: Ohio Department of Aging
7/1/2001-12/1/2001
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Implementing the 2002 Family Member Mailed Survey for the Ohio Long Term Care Consumer Guide
Funded by: Ohio Department of Aging
8/1/2002-6/30/2003
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Implementing the Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey
Funded by: Ohio Department of Aging
4/01/06-3/30/07
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Improving Work Settings and Job Outcomes for Nursing Assistants in Skilled Care Facilities
Funded by: Retirement Research Foundation
10/1/1998 12/31/2001
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

Making Hard Choices: Respecting Both Voices
Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
7/1/1997-3/31/2000
Contact Carol Whitlatch at:cwhitlat@benrose.org

MUSIC & MEMORY℠ in the Community
Implement MUSIC & MEMORY℠ in home and community settings across Northeast Ohio for older adults with dementia.
Dates: 11/1/2015 - 3/31/2017
Funded by: Ohio Department of Aging
Contact Silvia Orsulic-Jeras at: sjeras@benrose.org

Ohio Replication of Partners in Dementia Care
Replication and evaluation of the partnership version of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging evidence-based program BRI Care Consultation.
Dates: 10/1/2011 - 10/1/2016
Funded By: Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Ohio’s Statewide Expansion and Advancement of the Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease Program
An evaluation of the statewide expansion and advancement of the "Reducing Disability in Alzheimer's Disease" Program to explore alternative delivery models and options for sustainability.
Dates: 1/1/2011 - 12/31/2014
Funded By: Administration on Aging
Contact Heather Menne at: hmenne@benrose.org

Partners in Dementia Care for Veterans with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers
Funded by: Veteran's Administration
Dates: 6/1/2006 5/31/2011
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Partners in Dementia Care for Veterans with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers — The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
6/1/2006-6/30/2010
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Partnerships in Motion: A Renaissance in Aging Program Evaluation
A program evaluation of the “Partnerships in Motion: A Renaissance in Aging” curriculum developed by VistaLynk Solutions, LLC designed to improve well-being and life satisfaction in older adults.
Dates: 2/1/2013 - 1/31/2015
Funded By: VistaLynk Solutions, LLC.
Contact Sarah Schwartz at: sschwartz@benrose.org

Patient and Caregiver Outcomes Survey: Evaluation of the Chronic Care Networks for Alzheimer’s Disease Project (CCN/AD)
Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
3/3/2001-12/31/2004
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Phase I: Classification of Dementia Caregiving Programs
Develop a methodology for profiling evidence-based programs for persons with dementia and their family caregivers as part of the Dementia Caregiving Network.
Dates: 4/1/2015 - 12/31/2016
Funded by: The John A. Hartford Foundation (subcontract from the Gerontological Society of America)
Contact Dr. David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Planning Grant — VA Partnership for Dementia Care: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Alzheimer’s Association
Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
11/1/2002-12/31/2004
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Project Assist: Senior Integrated Behavioral Health System
Funded by: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
1/1/2006-6/30/2009
Contact David Bass at: dbass@benrose.org

Promoting Positive Relationships Between Nurse Assistants and the Families of Cognitively Impaired Nursing Home Residents
Funded by: Cleveland Foundation
1/1/1993-1/1/1996
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

reducing disability in alzheimer's disease
Exercise program for persons with dementia, and training program for family caregivers on managing symptoms of dementia.
Funded By: Administration on Aging
Contact Heather Menne at: hmenne@benrose.org

Rewarding education through advanced careers in healthcare
Education programs that teach: human resource directors behavioral interviewing; long-term care staff career planning and techniques for managing other life stressors; and supervisors leadership training.
Funded by: A.M. McGregor Foundation
Contact Julie Rentsch at: jrentsch@benrose.org

Seamless Entry Points for Consumers: Establishing Aging and Disability Resource Centers for Ohio (ADRN)
Funded by: Administration on Aging; Ohio Department of Aging
10/1/2005-9/30/2008
Contact Linda Noelker at: lnoelker@benrose.org

selected caregiver assessment Measures: A Resource Inventory for Practitioners
Funded by: Family Caregiver Alliance
12/31/2011-12/31/2012
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

Strength-Based Intervention for Dyads with Mild Dementia
This project developed and tested an intervention intended to provide older adults with memory problems and their family members with information and skills to help them deal with a wide variety of care situations.
Funded By: National Institute on Aging
7/1/2006-6/30/2008
Contact Silvia Orsulic-Jeras at: sjeras@benrose.org

Strength-Based Skills Training for Caregiving Dyads with Dementia
Two year project that examines the efficacy of a newly developed intervention that trains caregivers and care receivers how to more effectively manage symptoms of early to moderate dementia using a combination of educational and cognitive rehabilitation techniques.
Funded By: Alzheimer's Association
1/1/2006-12/31/2007
Contact Silvia Orsulic-Jeras at: sjeras@benrose.org

Supporting Health, Activities, Resources and Education (SHARE) for early-stage dementia families
A randomized control trial of an intervention for families facing the challenges of early-stage memory loss by increasing knowledge of dementia and services, improving communication skills and well-being, and the understanding of care values and preferences.
Dates: 1/11/2011 - 8/31/2014
Funded By: Administration on Aging
Contact Carol Whitlatch at: cwhitlat@benrose.org

TENNESSEE REPLICATION OF CARE CONSULTATION
Dates: 10/1/2009 - 9/1/2013
Funded By: Administration on Aging
Contact Kate McCarthy at: kmccarthy@benrose.org

Using Information On Quality to Improve Nursing Home Care
Funded by: Commonwealth Fund
1/1/2003-12/31/2004
Contact Farida Ejaz at: fejaz@benrose.org

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