The Benedictine Institute for Long Term Care in Mt. Angel, Ore., developed and marketed training materials on its Individualized Seating Program. It also studied the resource and cost implications of the program. The program's goals were to:
Project staff produced two videos and related training manuals targeted to rehabilitation therapists, nursing homes, and family caregivers.
Both videos address a wide range of issues, including directions and challenges in assessing patients' needs, reimbursement problems, and ongoing wheelchair maintenance.
The institute has begun marketing these materials and developed a marketing plan.
The project also studied the resource and cost implications of providing customized wheelchair seating and produced a report for policymakers, funding agencies, and nursing home administrators.