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.
Dr. Colleen Galambos is a professor in the School of Social Work with a joint appointment in the Sinclair School of Nursing. Dr. Galambos has over 70 publications and has written books, book chapters, journal articles, and encyclopedia entries. She received funding from the Hartford Foundation, Jesse Ball Dupont Foundation, The State of Missouri Department of Social Services, Division of Children's Services, HRSA, Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education, and State of Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration. Prior to entering academe, she worked as a medical and psychiatric social worker in both clinical and administrative positions for over 15 years. Her research interests include quality care in long term care with an emphasis on mental health and psychosocial services, intervention research, gerontology education, development of gerontological competencies, and research on vulnerable populations, including health disparities. A strong advocate for the development of industry standards to improve excellence, Dr. Galambos is a past member of the Joint Accreditation for Health Care Organizations Professional and Technical Advisory Committee on Long Term Care and currently serves on the Missouri State Board of Nursing Home Administrators. She is past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Health and Social Work and immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Work Education. She currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.