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.
The MU MDS and Quality Research Team, which began work in 1993, is an interdisciplinary group committed to conducting research that will help nursing homes in Missouri deliver high quality services to its residents. The team specifically focuses on the use of the MDS data for quality improvement and monitoring resident outcomes of care. The MDS team has made extensive use of information contained in Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment forms to improve resident care. The MDS data provides a wealth of information about each resident’s needs and outcomes of care can also be interpreted from the data.
Ongoing problems with nursing home care mandates understanding nursing home staff's perspectives on innovative quality improvement programs. This follow-up study used focus groups to examine the experiences of staff who participated in a clinical trial that involved Quality Indicator (QI) feedback reports, quality improvement training, and APN consultation. The authors found...
It is becoming increasingly common for nursing facilities to use Quality Indicators (QI) derived from Minimum Data Set (MDS) data for quality improvement initiatives within their facilities. It is not known how much support facilities need to effectively review QI reports, investigate problem areas, and implement practice changes to improve care. In Missouri, the University...
Determining meaningful thresholds to reinforce excellent performance and flag potential problem areas in nursing home care is critical for preparing reports for nursing homes to use in their quality improvement programs. This article builds on the work of an earlier panel of experts that set thresholds for quality indicators (QIs) derived from Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessme...