The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri's Long - Term Care Facilities (QIPMO) is committed to Missouri's Elderly.
The "Aging-in-place" model allows older adults to receive health care in their preferred place of living, eliminating the need for a more restricted living space, such as a nursing home.
TigerPlace is a specially designed elder housing project initiated by the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, working to provide elders a better quality of life.
Marilyn Rantz, RN, PhD, FAAN, has developed and sustained a research program to improve quality of care of elderly. Her innovative work in nursing home quality spans thirty years, in practice and as a leading researcher, establishing her as a premier international expert in quality measurement in nursing homes. In late 2012, she was elected to the Institute of Medicine while also securing a $14.8 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents; the largest ever received across the entire University of Missouri-Columbia campus. In total, Dr. Rantz and her multidisciplinary research teams have garnered nearly $60 million in funds to support their work measuring effectiveness of nurse care coordination, conduct cutting edge research in long-term care, new delivery models of care, and for technology development to enhance aging in place of community-dwelling elders.
Curators' Professor, MU Sinclair School of Nursing
Helen E. Nahm Chair, MU Sinclair School of Nursing
University Hospitals and Clinics Professor of Nursing
Executive Director, Aging In Place Project at TigerPlace
Associate Director, MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging