State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. Pets on Wheels


This is an evaluation of the extremely popular Pets on Wheels program. It is designed to provide quantitative data on the positive impact of pets in the nursing home environment on the quality of life. OHCQ has supplied funding ($51,000) from the Civil Money Penalty Account to do a literature review and conduct resident satisfaction surveys with pet programs in Maryland homes. Results of this evaluation are anticipated in early January 2003.

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