Bowling Green, KY- Bingocize®, an evidence-based health promotion program that combines exercise and the game of Bingo, to improve the quality of life for nursing home residents, has been approved to receive an additional $126,215 in Civil Money Penalty (CMP) funding from the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This additional CMP funding brings the total awarded monies to over $900,000 to support the CMP Bingocize® Project. This funding will allow the expansion of the existing Bingocize® project to include five additional nursing homes in eastern and northern Kentucky and two additional university partners.
The Bingocize® program involves activities and exercises to improve functional performance leading to improvements in activities of daily living (ADLs) and reduced fall risk. Residents participating in Bingocize® will have the opportunity to socially engage and communicate with other residents as well as staff and university faculty and students. Bingocize® will educate university students, who are the future workforce, in best practices for working with older adults in long-term care.