Applications being accepted for Music & Memory® program

Over the next two years, 55 South Dakota nursing homes will have the opportunity to receive national Music & Memory® certification, training and equipment at no charge as a result of a $402,500 grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Music & Memory® helps to improve dementia and person-centered care using personalized music experiences.

The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care is leading the South Dakota Music & Memory program in collaboration with the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations, South Dakota Health Care Association, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, South Dakota Department of Health and South Dakota Department of Human Services.

For more information, contact Teresa Haatvedt or Kayla Nielsen at 605-444-4115 or email Click here to view the program brochure and here for an application to participate.