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.
Building on her extensive experience as a gerontological nurses, the focus of Dr. Aud's program of research is the promotion of health and safety of older adults in institutional long-term care: nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Because many older adults in institutional long-term care have diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, dementia and care of older adults in dementia-specific special care units are also part of her program of research. At the same time, recognizing that older adults prefer to remain at home and avoid relocation to institutional settings, she is deeply involved in Sinclair School of Nursing's Aging in Place project and the interdisciplinary research team. The interdisciplinary team investigates technologies to detect variations in activities suggestive of changes in health status.