The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) annually selects research/projects that highlight major innovations in the field of nursing and improve the health care profession overall. Last month, two MU Sinclair School of Nursing interdisciplinary projects, TigerPlace and Aging-In-Place, received the AAN’s Edge Runner awards and they are now being used as national examples.
“TigerPlace is a new model of care for older adults and with four years experience we can show it’s working,” said Marilyn Rantz, executive director of the aging-in-place project at the School. “Americare and the School are providing the type of care that older adults want – independence with proactive health care. Seniors don’t want to be in a traditional nursing home setting.”