Nursing Home Administration, Sixth Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, Feb 25, 2011 - Medical - 624 pages
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The sixth edition of Nursing Home Administration contains essential information to prepare an individual for licensure and employment as a nursing home administrator. This book addresses all regulatory pieces of information to provide readers with an overview of the entire process of managing a nursing facility. This edition has been updated to reflect the most accurate and up-to-date information to reflect new legislation and regulations passed since previous edition in 2008.

This textbook serves as a roadmap for studying and understanding all the various requirements-management, human resources, finance and business, industry laws and regulations, and patient care. It demonstrates how all components fit together to form the coordinated activity set required of a successful nursing home administrator.

Key Features:

  • Formatted according to licensing examination and guidelines of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
  • New federal guidelines to surveyors
  • New resident assessment instrument
  • Updated figures and tables
  • New life safety code inspection processes
  • New ICDM-10 (International Classification of Diseases-Modified)
  • Sub-set of federal forms included in appendices
  • Web references to enable the reader to successfully navigate the nursing home administration field
 

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Contents

Learning How to Manage the Health Care Organization
1
Understanding the Departments and Managing Human Resources
91
Discussion of Case Studies in Part 2
175
Learning to Manage the Organizations Finances
179
Learning the Continuum of LongTerm Care
271
Discussions of cases in part 4
380
REFERENCES
381
Building Your Resident Care Skills
383
Putting the System Together
481
THE MDS 30
533
The Life Safety Code
571
Index
579
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About the author (2011)

James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP, is an associate professor of Health Policy and Administration Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and president of LongTermCareEducation.com, a national resource website for information on the long-term care field. He has 30-plus years of experience in teaching and conducting research in the field of health care administration. He taught courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in long-term care administration, medical ethics, and the organization and financing of health care delivery in the United States. He has provided legal consultation in long-term care litigation matters across 10 states.

The website www.longtermcareedu.com (or www.ltce.com) provides more than 500 pages of state-by-state, up-to-date information on such subjects as:

Becoming a nursing home administrator

Becoming an assisted living administrator

Exploring a career in long-term care

Contacting the state licensing authority in each state

Enrolling in college programs in each state

Obtaining key publications in the long-term care field

Getting continuing education units.

Dr. Allen can be reached via e-mail through the website, or directly at jeallen@mindspring.com or jamesallen@unc.edu, or via phone (1-929-815-0387) or fax (1-919-953-6825). Continuing education units for both nursing home and assisted living administrators are also available through the website (www.LongTermCareEducation.com).

Additional resources from Springer Publishing Company are available to persons preparing to become long-term care administrators :

Nursing Home Federal Requirements and Guidelines to Surveyors , Eighth Edition: A user-friendly rendering of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nursing home inspection requirements.

Nursing Home Administration , Seventh Edition: The definitive textbook of essential knowledge for obtaining licensure and employment as a nursing home administrator.

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