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Author Franklin, Delia Marie, 1959-

Title Nursing homes explained / Delia Marie Franklin
Published New York : Algora Pub., 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages :) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction; Chapter One. Corporations; Corporate Structure; Chief Executive Officers; Director of Operations; Nurse Consultants; Mission Statements; Corporate-Owned and Private Sector; Private Sector Facilities; Focus; Chapter Two. Middle Management; History of Corporate Management; Administrators; Effective Management; Director Of Nursing; Assistant Director of Nursing; Focus; Chapter Three. Gerontological Nursing; Gerontological Nurses; Registered Nurses; Licensed Practical Nurses; Charge Nurses; Staff Nurses; Ancillary Nurse Positions; Infection Control Nurse; MDS Coordinator
Environmental Services CoordinatorMaintenance Supervisor; Business Office Manager; Quality Assurance Strategies; Focus; Chapter Seven. Survey Processes; Traditional Health Inspection; Life Safety Code Survey; Federal Survey; Quality Indicator Survey; Critical Element Pathways; OSHA Survey; JCAHO Accreditation; Focus; Chapter Eight. The Customer; Customer Service; Nursing Home Clients; Family Systems; Geriatric Care Managers; Nursing Homes Compare; Medicare; Medicaid; Private Pay; Focus; Chapter Nine. Elder Abuse; Recognizing Abuse; Risk Factors for Elder Abuse
Hospice ServicesImpact on Staff; Focus; Chapter Twelve. Alzheimer's Units; Special Care Unit Regulations; Staffing; Activities; Alzheimer's Disease; Alzheimer's Association; Support Groups; Memory Walk; Focus; Chapter Thirteen. Opportunities In The Industry; Staff Burn-Out; Staff Morale; Staff Retention; Staffing Impact on Quality of Care; Community Involvement; Religious Affiliations; Volunteers; Support Groups; Focus; Acknowledgements; Resources; Index
Long-Term Care Prevention and InterventionNational Center on Elder Abuse; Area Agencies on Aging; Adult Protective Services; Ombudsman; National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse; Granny Cams; Statistics; Focus; Chapter Ten. Rehabilitation Processes; Restorative Nursing; Formal Rehabilitation Therapy; Physical Therapy; Physical Therapist; Occupational Therapy; Occupational Therapist; Speech Therapy; Speech Pathologist; RUG IV Levels; Resident Assessment Instrument Process; Focus; Chapter Eleven. Death and Dying; Dying Process; Stages of Grief; Grief Process; Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Restorative NurseStaff Development Nurse; Skin / Wound Nurse; Psychotropic / Behavior Nurse; Focus; Chapter Four. Direct Care Providers; History of Certified Nursing Assistants; Certified Nursing Assistant: Education & Training; Certified Nursing Assistant Duties; Medication Aide Training; Medication Aide Scope of Practice; Focus; Chapter Five. Physician Role; Medical Directors; Primary Care Providers; Quality Indicator Survey; Focus; Chapter Six. Interdisciplinary Team; Dietary Manager; Medical Records Coordinator; Activities Director; Social Services Manager
Summary In 'Nursing Homes Explained, ' an RN specializing in Gerontology shares her knowledge to help prepare readers for the inevitable decisions that have to be made as we and our loved ones age, and it provides a useful overview of the industry for nursing students and others thinking of entering the field. The book educates readers about the long-term care industry and the field of gerontology, with a discussion on death and dying, Alzheimer units, rehabilitation processes, elder abuse, the physician's role, and how corporations, middle management and direct care providers operate within the elder-
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Geriatric nursing -- United States -- Administration.
Geriatrics -- United States -- Administration.
Long-term care facilities -- United States -- Administration.
Nursing homes -- United States -- Administration.
Vocational guidance -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0875869688 (electronic bk.)
9780875869681 (electronic bk.)