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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: 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants

    Mosby’s Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants clearly and comprehensively addresses current responsibilities of the nursing assistant working in a long-term care setting. Written at a 7th grade reading level, in an appealing visual format, this text addresses the needs of learners of all levels. More than 100 procedures provide clear instructions for completing skills in manageable segments for easier learning. The newly updated companion CD contains over 25 animated procedures with exercises and an audio glossary to assist the multi-modal learner.7th grade reading level promotes comprehension in all levels of learners including ESL students.OBRA and CMS content highlights OBRA and CMS requirements for providing care.Quality-of-Life boxes in each chapter and content throughout reinforce the importance of promoting residents’ rights and enhancing the quality of life while providing care.Over 100 procedures with detailed step-by-step instructions for completing nursing assistant skills in manageable segments for easier learning.NNAAP certification exam icons alert you to skills tested on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program and state certification exams.Promotion Safety and Comfort boxes offer guidelines for practicing safe and effective care to enhance patient s...

    • ASIN: 0323279414
    • Brand: Mosby
    • ASIN: 0323279414
    • Part No: 9780323279413

  • 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

  • The Long-Term Care State Operations Manual (March 2017 Update)

    Stay compliant with the most up-to-date regulations and interpretive guidelines. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' March 2017 revisions to Appendix PP of The Long-Term Care State Operations Manual update the interpretive guidelines for F203, F205, F221, F223, F224, F225, F246, F247, F252, F309, F319, F320, F329, F333, F455, F456, F457, F458, F459, F460, F461, F462, F463, F464, F465, F466, F467, F468, and F469. These revisions provide additional information to surveyors about consideration of psychosocial harm when assessing compliance with specific regulations. This manual will enable you to: - Stay compliant with complete access to all recent F-tag revisions - Save time searching and downloading extensive government documents - Manage risk by understanding the scope and severity for each possible deficiency - Download and use all essential CMS forms to ensure thorough survey preparation This valuable resource provides word-for-word CMS regulatory guidance and forms covering virtually every aspect of a nursing home's annual survey, including: - F-tags and their accompanying surveyor guidance - Scope and severity for each possible deficiency - Essential CMS forms to download and use - Guidance for policymaking - Risk management advice

    • ASIN: 1683083709
    • ASIN: 1683083709

  • Dimensions of Long-Term Care Management: An Introduction, Second Edition

    The field of long-term care is experiencing significant growth and near-constant change. Older adults and people with disabilities today make up a larger segment of society than ever before, and with this shift in demographics comes an increased demand for long-term services and supports. Technological advancements and evolving consumer preferences are reshaping the services that people want and need, and new models of care reflect a shift in emphasis from institutional to community-based settings. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other reform efforts have introduced new regulations, requirements, and pressures for long-term care providers; however, they have also brought new opportunities. This introductory book examines the various dimensions of long-term care and explores the facets of management essential to success in this rapidly changing environment. The first part of the book provides an overview of key definitions, settings, policy issues, and trends in the delivery of long-term services and supports. The second part relates aspects of management including leadership, human resources, marketing, facility management, regulatory and legal issues, and financing to long-term care. Significantly revised and updated, this edition includes four new chapters, addressing the fol...

    • ASIN: 1567938361
    • ASIN: 1567938361

  • 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

  • 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 long-term care insurance consider the special needs of people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, and protect your loved ones from elder fraud. This completely updated edition includes an expanded discussion of Medicaid coverage, special long-term care insurance, assisted living, and long-term care. Plus, you'll get up-to-date benefit numbers, laws and taxes, and revised information on veterans' benefits.

    • ASIN: 1413323111
    • ASIN: 1413323111