Resident-Family Connections Get New Support With CMS Grant For Communicative Technology

$20,000 For Tablets From New Communicative Technology Grant
For residents and families of Westminster Communities of Florida’s Health Centers, communication and connection during a pandemic can be difficult. But with a new Communicative Technology Grant from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we will now be able to offer additional technology to facilitate video calls using tablets.

We have received approval for more than $25,000 in grants for our communities to purchase these new devices, thanks to CMS.

Currently visitation is restricted to residents in the Health Center by Executive order of the Florida Governor and recommendations from the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and CMS, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving families and friends unable to see their loved ones.  Through our Resident Family Connection program, Westminster has worked with our residents to help them keep in contact virtually.

With the approval of this grant, we will be providing 60 tablets for use by residents living in our Health Centers in nine communities. Our team members look forward to helping residents utilize these tablets and connect with their families.

Thank you to CMS and AHCA for the grant and the opportunity to facilitate better connections between residents and their families.

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