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  • Long-Term Care for Activity Professionals, Social Services Professionals, and Recreational Therapists, Seventh Edition

    This is the best reference book for activity directors working in long-term care, assisted living, and adult day programs, and it's the most popular text for training new professionals. This book is down to earth, easy to understand, and comprehensive enough to answer your difficult questions about working with different resident groups, meeting standards, working with team and family members, and managing your department. It lets you see how all the parts of your facility can fit together to make an empowering, healthful, person-centered environment for everyone. It shows you how to provide care that satisfies, and even exceeds, health care regulations. And it gives you suggestions on how to stay sane, at least most of the time.A great reference book with many excellent activities and reproducible forms, the seventh edition also includes information the new F-Tag codes, changes to the survey process, cultural sensitivity, and details on successful person-centered programming.

    • ASIN: 1611580617
    • ASIN: 1611580617

  • Long-Term Care: How to Plan & Pay for It

    Get the best care, in the right place, at the right price To find the right kind of long-term care, you may need to make difficult personal, medical, and financial decisions during emotionally tough times. Long-Term Care helps you and your family understand the range of available choices. Even more important, it guides you toward the best care you can afford. You’ll learn how to: explore your options for home care, assisted living, and nursing homes get the most out of Medicaid, Medicare, and veterans’ programs evaluate whether long-term care insurance is worth the significant expense consider the special needs of loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s, and protect your loved ones from elder fraud. This award winner 12th edition is completely updated with the latest long-term care costs, Medicaid rules, and resources.

    • ASIN: 141332553X
    • ASIN: 141332553X

  • Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum

    Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum, Fourth Edition is an ideal introduction to management in this industry. Adopted as a reference for the national licensing examination prepared by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), this book covers the full continuum of long-term care.The Fourth Edition is a thorough update that offers a new chapter on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), with a particular focus on its impact on long-term care. All other chapters have been updated with the latest changes in regulations, financing methods, forms of service delivery and management methods in this dynamic field. The chapter on Leadership and Culture Change has been separated into two distinct chapters: Leadership in Long-Term Care and Culture Change in Long-Term - each with expanded information.

    • ASIN: 1284054594
    • ASIN: 1284054594

  • What Living as Resident Can Teach Long-Term Care Staff: The Power of Empathy to Transform Care

    Staff attitudes and caregiving practices are transformed when individuals learn what it’s really like to be a resident in the care setting where they work. Through the Looking Glass is a program first designed and implemented at Aviston Countryside Manor. Staff members participating in the program live at the residence, receive a diagnosis, experience daily challenges, and compete to see who endures the longest. The resulting lessons in empathy produce unprecedented results in the way daily care and operations are conducted. This powerful, culture-changing program can be replicated in any residential care setting. Implementation steps are punctuated with moving personal accounts of staff and resident experiences and revelations.

    • ASIN: 193887045X
    • ASIN: 193887045X

  • Meeting the Leadership Challenge in Long-Term Care

    What you do really does matter! This book is a must read for nursing home administrators, directors of nursing, and others in leadership positions in long-term care. It offers practical, commonsense, easy-to-implement approaches that will yield immediate positive results. It also serves as a wake-up call to leaders who doubt their impact and as an affirmation to leaders who struggle daily to do a good job. Let Meeting the Leadership Challenge in Long-Term Care open the door to new possibilities and set your organization on a better course. Too often long-term care leaders feel overwhelmed by regulatory, financial, and corporate constraints and succumb to the myth that staff turnover is an inevitable cost of doing business. This book debunks this myth, revealing the powerful link between staff satisfaction and successful organizational performance that delivers high quality, high census, good surveys, and a healthy bottom line. Based on extensive on-the-ground experience with implementing and guiding hundreds of nursing homes through successful organizational transformations, the authors offer advice and wisdom that can make your organization more successful, efficient and stable, whether it is currently struggling or thriving. Just a few of the take-home lessons from your this co...

    • ASIN: 1932529705
    • Brand: Brand: Health Professions Pr
    • ASIN: 1932529705

  • Effective Management of Long-Term Care Facilities

    Effective Management of Long-Term Care Facilities, Third Edition examines the complex operations of the long-term care facility and offers critical skills to current and future long-term care administrators for delivering quality, cost-effective services.Comprehensive, yet concise, the Third Edition explores the necessary skills and tools for creating a person-centered environment. Topics covered include: how to adapt an existing nursing facility, the growing culture change movement, and the laws, regulations, and financing of the long-term care industry, as well as its organization and delivery. Finally, this book offers extensive coverage of the essential skills necessary to manage it all. Designed for graduate or senior-level undergraduate courses, this book also serves as an excellent reference for practicing administrators, corporate officers, and governing board members.Key Features:- Offers an overview of the long-term care system and a detailed exploration of its laws, regulations, and financing; organization and services; as well as essentials of effective business management within the long-term care environment- Includes a final section with 12 real-world case studies for further discussion, analysis, and application of the concepts presented in the previous chapters- ...

    • ASIN: 1284052710
    • ASIN: 1284052710

  • Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care, 4e (Hardcover)

    Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care, 4th Edition Hartman Publishing's most comprehensive nursing assistant training textbook includes information about long-term care, as well as some material about subacute and acute care. This newly updated edition contains the following: - In-depth information on resident rights and special boxes throughout that teach ways to promote independence and prevent abuse and neglect - New information on person-centered care, which is emphasized throughout the textbook - Up-to-date, comprehensive material on infection prevention - Many new photos and more website resources - Material on anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on normal changes of aging and observing and reporting - Updated nutrition information on MyPlate, special diets, and feeding techniques - Current information on legal issues, such as HIPAA, the Patient Self-Determination Act, the Elder Justice Act, and advance directives and related medical orders (such as POLST) - 1 chapter containing subacute and acute care information, including preoperative and postoperative care, as well as mechanical ventilation, chest tubes, and artificial airways - Chapter-ending material which develops critical thinking, as well as tests the chapter - Significantly expanded testing section...

    • ASIN: 1604250771
    • ASIN: 1604250771
    • Part No: 1604250771

  • Fast Facts for the Long-Term Care Nurse: What Nursing Home and Assisted Living Nurses Need to Know in a Nutshell

    Today, more than 10 million people in the United States require some form of long-term care, a number that is rapidly increasing and will continue to do so for years to come. This concise and user-friendly resource contains the fundamental information long-term care nurses need to provide all aspects of safe and effective care to their patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Written by a renowned and highly respected nurse leader in long-term care and gerontology, it presents key facts and core competencies related to the clinical and managerial responsibilities of nurses in these settings. Details on the specific skills required for this challenging specialty, as well as must-know information on regulatory standards, site visits, management and leadership, and dementia care, are presented in a concise format for quick access to information. The book embodies a holistic approach to nursing that recognizes the importance of quality of life in addition to quality of care. It provides an overview of the unique features of long-term care, addressing the operational differences between these settings and those of acute settings, the distinct responsibilities of long-term care nurses, special needs of the residents, and major clinical challenges. The text offers guida...

    • ASIN: 0826121985
    • ASIN: 0826121985

  • A Long-Term Care Leader's Guide to High Performance: Doing Better Together

    From the authors of the award-winning Meeting the Leadership Challenge in Long-Term Care, this book provides a blueprint for success in today’s performance-based healthcare system. It presents a tested approach to delivering optimal care to each resident using a proven, coordinated bundle of key practices that include: Leadership that brings out the best in staff; a communication infrastructure to support teamwork throughout an organization; and a high-involvement performance improvement process that delivers quality person-centered care and prevents avoidable declines. This practical resource takes long-term care leaders through the critical steps to achieve staff stability, strengthen coordination of care, and maintain the highest practicable well-being for each resident. It demonstrates how engaging staff in continuous quality improvement produces consistently high-quality care. Whether care communities are excelling or struggling, leaders can benefit from these performance-improving practices. Filled with candid, impactful personal accounts about implementing quality improvement in nursing homes, A Long-Term Care Leader’s Guide reveals precisely how leaders and their staff can do better, together. Accompanying downloadable, how-to guides include: Three Steps to Transformi...

    • ASIN: 1938870506
    • ASIN: 1938870506

  • Planning For Long-Term Care For Dummies (For Dummies Series)

    Expert advice on planning for your own or a relative’s future care needs As we live longer and healthier lives, planning for the long term has never been more important. Planning gives you more control, but it’s not easy to find accurate information and answers to your questions. That’s where AARP’s Planning For Long-Term Care For Dummies comes in. This comprehensive guide gives you questions to ask yourself and others about how best to achieve your goals, whether you have immediate needs or can take some time to sort out the possibilities. The book  Covers home modifications so that you can stay at home safely for as long as you like Lays out the opportunities and costs associated with independent living, assisted living, and other options Gives you a range of driving and transportation alternatives Sorts out the various sources of care at home Helps you navigate the healthcare system Reviews the legal documents you should prepare and update Helps you determine whether you need long-term care insurance Offers checklists and other resources to help you make decisions Gives you guidance on how to talk to your family about sensitive issues If you're looking for trusted information on how to prepare for the future care needs for yourself or a relative, this sensitive, rea...

    • ASIN: 1118725751
    • ASIN: 1118725751