Assisted Living: Current Issues in Facility Management and Resident Care

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 243 pages
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Assisted living is a rapidly evolving industry, and many personnel lack adequate knowledge of emerging regulatory and reimbursement issues, resident care models, and marketing needs. A panel of experts covers clinical, business, and operational aspects of assisted living, presenting innovative approaches to providing a superior atmosphere of care. Most operators/administrators of assisted living (AL) facilities have backgrounds in long-term care or other residential care facilities and are familiar with basic facility operations. This book is designed to assist these individuals to cross train in their new positions. While avoiding both the dry detail of an operations textbook and the theoretical focus sometimes found in academic texts, this book thoughtfully covers the key business aspects and the fundamental resident care aspects of assisted living success.

Training and education are indispensable for the growth and success of those assisted living administrators who, although familiar with basic facility operation methods, lack specific knowledge about regulatory requirements, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement issues, health prevention and promotion models, and marketing needs specific to an AL facility. This book provides readers with innovative approaches to operation of different components of an assisted living facility and relies on examples and case studies to show how a superior atmosphere of care can be provided.

 

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Contents

Understanding the Context of Assisted Living
15
Medical Problems and Care Needs of Older Adults in Assisted Living Facilities
29
ADVANCED OPERATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
63
The Foundations of Marketing Referral Development and Successful Strategies
65
Creating and Maintaining an Assisted Living Workforce with Commitment to Customer Service
77
Overcoming Linguistic and Cultural Barriers Lessons from Longterm Care Settings
91
Developing Dementia Care Units in Assisted Living Facilities
105
The Inception Development and Maturation of a New Residential Care Concept for Individuals with Alzheimers Disease A Case Study
127
Managing for Quality Leadership Tools and Philosophy for a Continuing Care Retirement Community with an Assisted Living Component
150
Managing for Quality Leadership Tools and Philosophy for a Continuing Care Retirement Community with an Assisted Living Component
151
Legal and Ethical Issues for Assisted Living Facility Operators Managing Risk by Doing the Right Thing
167
An OwnersOperators View of Assisted Living Facilities
183
Public Funding for Senior Living Services Past Present and Future
193
Life Course Continuity in the Design of Residential Care Facilities to Improve Function and Independence for Elderly Persons
211
Index
235
About the Contributors
241

SPECIAL MANAGEMENT TOPICS
149

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Page 4 - Regnier states that assisted living housing represents a model of residential long-term care. It is a housing alternative based on the concept of outfitting a residential environment with professionally delivered personal care services, in a way that avoids institutionalization and keeps older frail individuals independent for as long as possible.
Page 2 - Different indicators can be used to monitor disability, including limitations in activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (lADLs) and measures of physical, cognitive, and social functioning.
Page 15 - America (ALFA) defines assisted living as a "special combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care designed to respond to the individual needs of those who require help in activities of daily living, but do not need the skilled medical care provided in a nursing home.

About the author (2001)

KEVAN H. NAMAZI is Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Gerontology, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas./e

PAUL K. CHAFETZ is Associate Professor, Department of Gerontology, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas./e

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