This book introduces readers to the options available in care settings, programs, and services. The second half of the book relates aspects of management?including leadership, human resources, marketing, regulatory and legal issues, and financing?to long-term care. The authors emphasize the need for flexibility in the long-term care system, recognizing that consumers may need different combinations of services and settings as they age. The importance of technology in care provision is also highlighted. Topics include: Residential, home, and community-based care services Cultural diversity and the delivery of services Chronic illness, with a focus on Alzheimer's and related dementias Hospice, palliative, and end-of-life care Consumer education and technology as self-help tools The design of long-term care facilities Management issues?human resources, marketing, legal, and ethical issues Long-term care financing sources Regulation of long-term care providers.
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.