The Georgia Department of Community Health has awarded a civil money penalty fund grant through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for nearly $3 million to Second Wind Dreams.

The three-year grant is for nursing home staff to learn how to help those with dementia. Second Wind Dreams will provide hands-on, experiential training in 169 certified nursing homes in the state of Georgia through the use of Second Wind Dreams’ Virtual Dementia Tour(VDT®).

A Second Wind Dreams Certified VDT trainer will lead the training at the nursing homes and supervise the implementation of Dementia Aware Competency Evaluations (DACE).