In-home fall risk assessment and detection sensor system

Posted On: 10-25-17

Falls are a major problem in older adults. A continuous, unobtrusive, environmentally mounted (i.e., embedded into the environment and not worn by the individual), in home monitoring system that automatically detects when falls have occurred or when the risk...

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The relationship of community-based nurse care coordination to costs in the Medicare and Medicaid programs

Posted On: 10-25-17

The purpose of this evaluation was to study the relationship of nurse care coordination (NCC) to the costs of Medicare and Medicaid in a community-based care program called Missouri Care Options (MCO). A retrospective cohort design was used comparing...

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Use of videophones for distant caregiving: An enriching experience for families and residents in long-term care

Posted On: 10-25-17

The objective of this study was to explore the role of videophone technology in enhancing the distant caregiving experience of and communication between residents of a long-term care facility and their family members. Ten participants – 4 residents of...

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Senior residents’ perceived need of and preferences for “smart home” sensor technologies

Posted On: 10-25-17

The goal of meeting the desire of older adults to remain independent in their home setting while controlling healthcare costs has led to the conceptualization of “smart homes.” A smart home is a residence equipped with technology that enhances...

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Nurse care coordination in community-based long-term care

Posted On: 10-25-17

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of a nurse care coordination program for people receiving services from a state-funded home and community-based waiver program called Missouri Care Options (MCO). A quasi-experimental design was used...

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Entrepreneurial program of research and service to improve nursing home care

Posted On: 10-25-17

This is a methodological article intended to demonstrate the integration of multiple goals, multiple projects with diverse foci, and multiple funding sources to develop an entrepreneurial program of research and service to directly affect and improve the quality of...

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Clinical outcomes of aging in place

Posted On: 10-25-17

Programs such as Medicaid Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) have provided an alternative to institutionalization through community-based, long-term care services; however, there are limited studies on the clinical outcomes of participants in these programs as compared to nursing home...

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Technology and nursing collaboration to help older adults age in place

Posted On: 10-25-17

This is an account of an active collaboration between Computer Engineering, Health Informatics, and Nursing within an academic health science center to improve the quality of life of older adults as they “age in place.” The Sinclair School of...

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Senior Care: Making a difference in long-term care of older adults

Posted On: 10-25-17

This article describes the creation of Senior Care , a practice of the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (MUSSON). Senior Care is a home care agency that specializes in care of frail older...

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Integrative review of physical activity intervention research with aging adults

Posted On: 10-25-17

This paper reviews randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) that have attempted to increase physical activity behavior by aging adults. A systematic review was necessary because numerous studies target older adults, and previous reviews have addressed a limited range of primary...

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