OPTIMISTIC is a comprehensive initiative funded by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, to enhance care in Indiana nursing homes under the leadership of Dr. Greg Sachs, Dr. Kathleen Unroe, and Dr. Arif Nazir with the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Indiana University Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Together with our local partners, including the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging and Community, we are well positioned to lead a demonstration and evaluation initiative aimed at avoiding inappropriate or unnecessary hospitalizations of long stay nursing facility residents.
Indiana State Health Department Conference
Each quarter we are asked to identify top performing/early adopting nursing home facilities that we would recommend to be nominated for their achievement for the Quarterly Outstanding NF Recognition Award.
Current Awardees include: