This is a comprehensive reference for long-term care administrators, practitioners and students who want to understand the options, issues, and trends related to the effective administration and management of long-term care communities. The book is unique in its in-depth focus on what needs to be accomplished and the evidence-based information about what actually works. Multifaceted insights address the ever-changing world of the long-term care industry and offer best practices and model programs in eldercare. This multidisciplinary book covers the most crucial aspects of management including federal and/or state regulations required to provide long-term care services and operate long-term care communities. It offers advice on care at home, naturally occurring retirement communities, and continuing care retirement communities, client care, staff retention, preventing elder abuse and neglect, anticipating and managing litigation and arbitration in long-term care, aging and human diversity, Alzheimer's Disease, palliative care, care transitions, and much more.
1. The Nursing Home as a Psychiatric Hospital / Edward Kim and Barry Rovner -- 2. General Approaches to Behavioral Disturbances / Pierre N. Tariot -- 3. Psychopharmacology / Adrian Leibovici -- 4. Dementia / Michael S. Mega and Jeffrey L. Cummings -- 5. Delirium / Sandra A. Jacobson and Andrew F. Leuchter -- 6. Mood Disorders / Soo Borson and Page Moss Fletcher -- 7. Anxiety Disorders / Timothy Howell -- 8. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders / William E. Reichman and Peter V. Rabins -- 9. Sleep Disorders / Donald L. Bliwise -- 10. Sexuality / Hana P. Spector, Raymond C. Rosen and Sandra R. Leiblum -- 11. Mental Retardation / Mary C. Howell-Raugust -- 12. Substance Abuse Disorders / Kenneth Solomon and James B. Shackson -- 13. Insight-Oriented and Supportive Psychotherapy / Richard A. Zweig and Gregory A. Hinrichsen -- 14. Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy / Deborah J. Ossip-Klein and Jurgis Karuza -- 15. Working with Families / Marion Zucker Goldstein -- 16. Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison / Hilary T. Hanchuk -- 17. Ethical Issues / Teresa M. Schaer -- 18. Medicolegal Issues / Marshall B. Kapp.
1. Special care programs: challenges to success -- 2. Training staff to work in special care -- 3. Programming and activities -- 4. Clinical issues in advanced dementia -- 5. Sexuality in the special care unit -- 6. Strategies in the care of veterans with dementia -- 7. Family concerns -- 8. Interior design/renovation of the special care unit -- 9. Maximizing reimbursement for special care programs -- 10. Research update in Alzheimer's disease -- 11. Innovations in special care programs -- 12. The future of special care programs