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Pet Therapy is Popular at Sancta Maria Nursing Facility

caringcanines2Caring Canines, an all-volunteer, non-profit canine pet therapy program serving the Boston area, has been visiting Sancta Maria Nursing Facility , sharing the “love” with our residents and staff alike!

With a mission to provide exemplary volunteer visits with their dogs to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, schools and residential programs, the organization focuses on improving the quality of life and emotional health of those served.

Pet visits have consistently been a popular activity with our residents.

As one person suggested, “Dogs make people happy!”


Sancta Maria Receives Massachusetts eHealth Institute Grant

mehigrant2MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, has announced the first round of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) grantees from the eQuality Incentive Program (eQIP).

MeHI awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 15 post-acute care organizations that oversee 44 facilities and 6,110 patient beds across Massachusetts. Under the eQIP program, MeHI’s funds will help these Massachusetts facilities invest in innovative health information technologies to improve patient care through enhanced care coordination and efficient care transitions.

“Sancta Maria Nursing Facility is extremely pleased to have been awarded a grant from MeHI,” said Mary Jane Nottonson, Administrator.

“As a provider of short term rehab and long term care, these funds will allow us to expand upon our existing capabilities through the enhanced and innovative use of health information technology to improve care transitions. I commend MeHI for recognizing the vital role of long term and post-acute care facilities in the health care continuum, through this generous grant initiative.”

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