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.
Marcia Flesner, PhD, RN, is a Clinical Educator at the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia working with Marilyn Rantz in federal-funded research projects related to quality of care and life in nursing homes. Her past experiences have been in hospital and long-term care administration, regulatory practices of nurses in Missouri, and the role of the nurse practitioner in rural settings. Recent research has addressed implementing Person Centered Care in the long-term care setting. She currently is the Project Coordinator for a CMS-funded 4-year grant titled "Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes" under the direction of Dr. Rantz at the Sinclair School of Nursing. She is a co-author of the book Person Centered Care: A Model for Nursing Homes published by the American Nurses Association.