Find Real Estate Agents and Homes for Sale


Real Estate News --> Missouri News

MU research program aims to improve Missouri's nursing homes


COLUMBIA - A group of researchers in the Sinclair School of Nursing on MU's campus is conducting a study on how to reduce the number of hospitalizations in Missouri's nursing homes. The group's solution? Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).


Archived Story

MU research program aims to improve Missouri's nursing homes KOMU.com mobile Coverage You Can Count On NewsWeatherSportsEventsContact div.thumb div { margin:.5em 0 0; font-weight:700; text-align:center; } MU research program aims to improve Missouri's nursing homes Posted on 6 December 2017 at 9:10am Watch Story Video COLUMBIA - A group of researchers in the Sinclair School of Nursing on MU's campus is conducting a study on how to reduce the number of hospitalizations in Missouri's nursing homes. The group's solution? Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs are nurses, with master's or doctorate of nursing degrees,  trained to recognize illness early on so that it is treatable soonerOften times this means one less trip to a hospital for nursing facility residents.  Marilyn Rantz, one of the lead researchers, said being hospitalized can stress elderly residents. "When people go to the hospital and they're nursing home residents, it's often a real problem for them because they undergo a lot more stress, in addition to not feeling well or being quite sick at the timeThey undergo more stress and that makes it even harder for them to recover," Rantz said. The team's research also shows that Medicare could be saving quite a bit. "I did some calculations and if we had nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, working in all of the nursing homes in the state of Missouri, it would save Medicare over $50 million a year," Rantz said. The team of researchers believes numbers will improve if there are APRNs in all 500 of Missouri's nursing homes. Judith Fitzgerald Miller, dean of the Sinclair School of Nursing, said the school is proud of the research being conducted. "To be a leader in achieving results in this project demonstrates commitment to improving nursing homes and care of older adults not only in Missouri," Miller said, "but across the nation." Most Popular Recent Stories Three children say they were almost kidnapped in Fulton Posted on 6 December 2017 at 5:42pm Douglass High honor students go on shopping spree with Gary Pinkel Posted on 6 December 2017 at 1:13pm Manhunt ends; suspect involved in high speed chase in custody Posted on 6 December 2017 at 1:15pm No warning issued before recent tornados, location of radar systems a factor Posted on 6 December 2017 at 7:29pm TARGET 8: Nine counties without a hospital in mid-Missouri Posted on 6 December 2017 at 4:00pm Go Back

Trending Missouri News:


  • Thank a Farmer Week Feb. 5-11
  • Gardner Capital Awarded Oklahoma Low Income Housing Tax Credits for Affordable Senior Housing
  • Senate Passes Measure to Modify Assessments
  • Mo lawmakers back sheltered workshops, facilities’ future less certain
  • AERIALS: Missouri flooding - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports
  • Maplewood-Brentwood, MO Real Estate: Newly Listed Homes for Sale
  • As the NFL's Chargers Join the Rams in L.A., Will SoCal’s Housing Market Get a Jolt?
  • Panel names Missouri Supreme Court nominees
  • As Rams owner eyes L.A. stadium, St. Louis readies pitch to keep team
  • Trade and Prosperity in the States: The Case of Missouri
  • Bridge Loan Activity on the Rise at Third Federal as Pace of Homes Sales Increases
  • 2016 South Dakota Real Estate Market Predictions
  • Missouri Medal of Valor recipients save others from floods, fires, gunmen
  • 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Dec. 9
  • 3 Ways to Invest in Skiing and Winter Sports
  • Hanley Investment Group sells 7-Eleven stores in Ohio, Missouri
  • Dorial Green-Beckham became a litmus test for many aspects of Gary Pinkel’s Missouri process
  • Missouri's Most-Googled Term of 2016 is Totally Embarrassing
  • Come spring, ‘For Sale’ signs expected in Ferguson, Missouri
  • Missouri man charged with murder in stabbing death of boss