University of Missouri researchers have found that a new strategy for long-term care called Aging in Place (AIP) is less expensive and provides better health outcomes. The AIP model provides services and care to meet residents’ increasing needs to avoid relocation to higher levels of care. AIP includes continuous care management, a combination of personalized health services with nursing care coordination.

Sinclair@Home combines registered nurse (RN) care coordination and sensor technology to keep you safe and independent at home. The RN care coordinator develops an individualized plan to help you meet your health goals and maintain your independence. Sensors detect changes in your health status and alerts are sent to the RN care coordinator so your wellness plan may be adjusted accordingly.

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The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) is a cooperative service of the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. It was created to provide nursing home staff technical assistance and support separate from the survey process. The Sinclair School of Nursing recruited gerontological nurse experts to work directly with nursing home staff to help them learn best clinical practices, improve care delivery, and improve the outcomes for nursing home residents.

QIPMO Website

As America’s population ages, life spans lengthen and more individuals enroll in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, the need for health care professionals will increase. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that the health care market will fall short of demand by 45,000 primary care physicians in 2020. Many states do not allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to perform primary care duties to their full potential; however, University of Missouri researchers say APRNs can help relieve the shortage of healthcare workers and expand access to care for underserved populations.

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