Technology for healthy independent living: creating a tailored in-home sensor system for older adults and family caregivers

Published On: 07-01-2020

Sensing technologies hold enormous potential for early detection of health changes that can dramatically affect the aging experience. In previous work, we developed a health alert system that captures and analyzes in-home sensor data. The purpose of this research...

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A coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri nursing homes

Published On: 07-01-2020

In the United States, the first case of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) was detected in January 2020 in the state of Washington. By February 2020, COVID-19 was linked to 167 confirmed cases of staff and residents within a...

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Transitions of care: Perspectives of patients living in long-term care

Published On: 07-01-2020

Across studies, the risk of hospital transfer for nursing home residents is highest for people without documented advance directives and for people with chronic health conditions (eg, diabetes and congestive heart failure), mental health conditions (eg, depression), and limited...

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Reducing avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents: role of the Missouri Quality Initiative Intervention Support Team

Published On: 07-01-2020

Hospitalization for nursing home residents is a national concern. Studies suggest the majority of hospital transfers are avoidable, often resulting from poor care processes such as lack of early illness detection, adverse event occurrences, and poor communication between nursing...

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Linguistic summarization of in-home sensor data

Published On: 08-01-2019

Introduction With the increase in the population of older adults around the world, a significant amount of work has been done on in-home sensor technology to aid the elderly age independently. However, due to the large amounts of data...

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Analyzing hospital transfers using INTERACT Acute Care Transfer tools: Lessons from MOQI

Published On: 06-12-2019

OBJECTIVES: We explored the differences in potentially avoidable/unavoidable hospital transfers in a retrospective analysis of Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT) Acute Transfer Tools (ACTs) completed by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) working in the Missouri Quality Improvement...

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Avoiding nursing home to hospital transfers: rethinking avoidability

Published On: 05-01-2019

Studies describing avoidable hospital transfers for nursing home (NH) residents sug-gest rates vary between 30% and 70%, often citing poor communication, limited resources, patient/family preference, and adverse events as underlying causes.1-3Adverse events, defined as harm resulting from the delivery...

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From Detection to Prevention and Beyond: The Future of Sensor Technology in Senior Living

Published On: 03-01-2019

In an innovative senior living community in Columbia, MO, called Tiger-Place, sensor technology that continually monitors the residents and sends alerts when patterns change is helping nurses and other providers prevent falls and detect early signs of illnesses and...

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Associations between self-reported symptoms and gait parameters using in home sensors in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Published On: 01-14-2019

Newland, P., Salter, A., Flach, A., Flick, L., Thomas, F., Gulick, E., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2019). Associations between self-reported symptoms and gait parameters using in home sensors in persons with multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Nursing, published online January...

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Aging in Place: Transitional Housing and Supported Housing Models

Published On: 01-01-2019

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment, Fifth Edition is a multidisciplinary text that takes a contemporary approach in line with patient- and family-centered care. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it contains the latest information on geriatric assessments...

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