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Background
Grant Type ADSSP Innovation grant
Grant Number 90AI0024
Project Title COMPASS II: Early Stage Directions Program
Lead Agency Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Year of Original ADSSP Funding 2009
Project Period 09/30/2009-09/30/2011
Contact Name Mr. Zach Root
Contact Title Administrative Programs Officer
Contact Agency Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Contact Phone (405)522-3121
Contact E-mail zachary.root@okdhs.org
Grantee PartnersOklahoma Department of Human Services
Tulsa Area on Aging (TAAA)
Alzheimer Association, Oklahoma/Arkansas
Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma
OASIS Adult Day Services
College of Allied Health of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Integris Medical Center
Catholic Charities


Area Covered Canadian County, Cherokee County, Cleveland County, Creek County,
Delaware County, Logan County, Muskogee County, Nowata County,
Oklahoma County, Osage County, Payne County, Pottawatomie County,
Rogers County, Sequoyah County, Tulsa County
Collaborative Partners
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services Division (ASD), is working in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter (AA), the Tulsa Area on Aging (TAAA), Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Integris Medical Center, OASIS Adult Day Services, Catholic Charities, and the College of Allied Health of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Project Overview and Objectives
The purpose of this collaborative partnership is to reach persons with dementia (PWD) in the early stages (ES) of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), and their families, to equip and support them, mitigating later crises.

Project objectives:
• To establish the COMPASS: Early Stage Directions Program (COMPASS), a system of supportive interventions of the consumer, thereby meeting consumer needs for information and support, and increasing the voice and self-direction of ES PWD.
• To build and strengthen relationships among community agencies.
• To expand community awareness of ES issues, identify more ES families, and increase access to ES programs.
• To evaluate impact of added services.
• To disseminate project information.

Project expansion includes the following objectives:
Project objectives:
• To establish the COMPASS II: Early Stage Directions Program (COMPASS II), a system of supportive interventions of the consumer, thereby meeting consumer needs for information and support, and increasing the voice and self-direction of ES PWD.
• To build and strengthen relationships among community agencies.
• To expand community awareness of ES issues, identify more ES families, and increase access to ES programs.
• To evaluate impact of added services.
• To disseminate project information.
• To build upon existing research and demonstrate additional effective interventions for finding, educating, supporting and empowering ES persons with dementia and their families.

Target Population
Individuals with early stage ADRD and their caregivers will be the target population for this project.
Anticipated Outcomes
The expected outcomes are for ES PWD and their families to report increased knowledge of the disease and care options, as well as increased ability to cope and plan effectively for future needs as the disease progresses.

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