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    Assisted Living Administration and Management Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care

    ISBN-10: 0826104665
    ISBN-13: 9780826104663
    Author(s): Darlene Yee-Melichar, Andrea Renwanz Boyle, Cristina Flores
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    Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 440
    Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.694
    Language: English

    Cristina Flores, PhD, has been a registered nurse for 19 years. She graduated with an Associate's Degree in Nursing from City College of San Francisco and a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing for California State University, Dominquez Hills. She has a Master's Degree in Gerontology with a Long Term Care Administration emphasis from San Francisco State University. Her nursing practice has included many aspects of the continuum of care - from skilled nursing homes, to the acute care hospital, and home health care. At present, she practices nursing as the owner of three small residential care homes for the elderly. Cristina has recently (2007) completed her PhD in Nursing Health Policy in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco under the direction Drs. Robert Newcomer and Charlene Harrington. She is a fellow at UCSF's School of Medicine's Institute for Health Policy Studies where she has received further training and experiences in health policy and health services research. She is also the Associate Coordinator of the Long Term Care Administration program at SFSU where she teaches Gerontology and Long Term Care Administration.

    Contributors
    Foreword
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    Organizational Management
    The Assisted Living Industry: Context, History, and Overview
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Historical Evolution of Assisted Living
    Defining Assisted Living
    Resident Characteristics
    Challenges in the Assisted Living Field
    Conclusions
    Policy, Licensing, and Regulations
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    State Policy and Regulation
    Federal Statutes That Impact Assisted Living
    Conclusions
    Organizational Overview
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Service Models
    Organizational Patterns by Size and Model
    Business Models
    Specific Affiliations
    Future Landscape
    Conclusions
    Human Resources Management
    Recruiting and Hiring Staff
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Factors Influencing Workforce Recruitment
    The Recruitment Process
    Conclusions
    Training Staff
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Orientation for Assisted Living Employees
    Direct Care Staff
    Facilitating Staff Training Through Learning Circles: A Model for Training
    Conclusions
    Retaining Employees and Empowerment
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Staff Turnover
    Retention Strategies
    Conclusions
    Continuing Education
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Continuing Education
    Regulatory Requirements
    Model Continuing Education Programs
    Conclusions
    Business and Financial Management
    Business, Management, and Marketing
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Management Theories
    Management Method and Style
    Management and Organizational Structure
    The Business Plan
    Operational Plan and Planning System
    Information and Technology Support Services
    Marketing Approaches
    Conclusions
    Financial Management in Assisted Living Facilities
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Accounting Systems
    Organization
    Department Titles and Staff
    Use of Accounting and Financial Software
    Financial Reporting
    Accounting Procedures
    Account Records
    Budget Preparation and Execution
    Financial Ratio Analysis
    Risk Management
    Most Common Accounting Terms and Definitions
    Conclusions
    Legal Concepts and Issues in Assisted Living Facilities
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Tort Law
    Contracts
    Evictions
    Estate Planning
    Advance Planning
    Surrogate Decision-Making
    Conclusions
    Environmental Management
    Accessibility, Fire Safety, and Disaster Preparedness
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Regulations, Laws, and Statutes
    Issues Related to Accessibility, Fire Safety, and Disaster Preparedness
    Case Study
    Conclusions
    Models of Care
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Models of Care in Assisted Living Facilities
    Culture Changes in Long-Term Care Delivery and Assisted Living Facilities
    Best Practices in Cultural Changes
    Case Study
    Conclusions
    Universal Design and Aging-in-Place
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Universal Design in Assisted Living Facilities
    Aging-in-Place
    Issues Related to Universal Design
    Issues Related to Aging-in-Place
    Case Study
    Conclusions
    Resident Care Management
    Diversity Issues
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Concepts of Culture, Ethnicity, and Heritage Consistency
    Diversity Issues
    Case Study
    Conclusions
    Physical Aspects of Aging
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Overview of Normal Physiologic Changes Associated With Aging
    Case Study
    Issues Related to Selected Physical Aspects of Aging
    Conclusions
    Psychological Aspects of Aging
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Overview of Normal Psychological Changes Associated With Aging
    Issues Related to Psychological Aspects of Aging
    Case Study
    Conclusions
    Resident's Rights
    Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Protection of Civil Rights
    Protection of Social and Ethical Rights
    Issues Related to Resident's Rights
    Professional Resources to Address Resident Rights
    Case Study
    Conclusions
    Appendix
    Index

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