Toles receives additional funding for transitional care study

Toles receives additional funding for transitional care study

Congratulations to Mark Toles, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has received a supplement to his funded R01 project from the National Institute of Nursing Research. The grant is titled: “Adapting Connect-Home Transitional Care to Fit the Unique Needs of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias and their Caregivers: A Pilot Study.”

“Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD), as they draw closer to the end-of-life, experience multiple transitions between healthcare providers and settings. More than 50% of persons admitted to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) die or return to hospital within 90 days of discharge to home. The proposed study to adapt and pilot test an adapted version of the Connect-Home transitional care intervention is relevant to the NIH’s mission because (a) it has the potential to improve quality of life, function, and acute care use for persons with AD/ADRD during the transition from SNFs to home, and (b) reduce burden and distress for their caregivers.”

This grant is for one year of supplemental funding, through April of 2021, totaling $381,684.

Principal Investigator
Mark Toles – School of Nursing

Jennifer Leeman – School of Nursing
Laura Hanson – School of Medicine
Maihan Vu – UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
John Preisser – Department of Biostatistics
Lisa Gwyther – Duke University – Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science