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.
Objective: To compare hospice residents in nursing homes with residents who are noted as end-stage, but not in hospice programs.
Design: Descriptive comparison of the outcomes reported on Minimum Data Set (MDS) for all residents admitted to Missouri nursing homes in 1999.
Setting: Nursing homes.
Purpose: A focus on palliative care for residents with dementia is much more common in Dutch nursing homes than in the United States. We compared treatment and mortality in U.S. and Dutch nursing home residents with lower respiratory infections (LRI), which are often the immediate cause of death in dementia.
Design and Methods: We stu...
Aim: To discuss the results of a comparison using minimum data set (MDS)-based
quality indicators (QIs) for residents in nursing facilities in three countries (Iceland; Ontario, Canada; and Missouri, United States) together with implications regarding nursing practices and resident outcomes in these countries.
Method: Data were...
OBJECTIVES: To measure pressure ulcer quality indicator (QI) scores and to describe the self-reported skin integrity assessment, pressure ulcer risk assessment, and pressure ulcer prevention and treatment practices in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).
DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a large data set and comparative survey.
The issues of stability and sensitivity of indicators to actually detect differences in quality of care in nursing facilities are not only of concern to researchers, but also to public policy makers, who are reporting indicators to providers and now to consumers. Our research team at the University of Missouri-Columbia recently completed a study of 92 randomly selected nursi...