Assisted Living Administration The Knowledge Base

ISBN-10: 0826115160

ISBN-13: 9780826115164

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: James E. Allen
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction
Assisted Living Industry Overview Management, Leadership
The Assisted Living Industry: Overview
Defining Assisted Living
Prevalence of Assisted Living Facilities
Forces Creating the Need for Assisted Living Facilities
Clouds on the Horizon
Administrative Tasks That Must Be Performed by the Assisted Living Administrator
Levels of Management
Line - Staff Relationships
Forecasting
Planning
Why Plan?
Steps in Planning
Organizing
Description of the Organization as a System
Identifying Systems
Additional Characteristics of Systems
Staffing
Directing
Policy Making
Making a Decision
Leading
Power and Authority
Communication Skills
Organizational Norms and Values
Related Concepts
Comparing, Controlling Quality
Innovating
Marketing the Assisted Living Facility
The Turn to Marketing
The "Marketing" of the Assisted Living Facility
Developing a Marketing Strategy
Assisted Living Facility Organizational Patterns; Human Resources
Organizational Patterns of the Assisted Living Facility
Identifying the Personnel Functions
Planning Employment Needs: Writing Job Descriptions
Forecasting Future Employment Needs
Recruiting Employees
Hiring Staff
Training Staff
Retaining Employees
What the Facility Needs From the Employee
What Employees Need From the Facility
Strategies Available
Evaluating Employees
Paying Employees
Disciplining Employees
Assisted Living Facility Financing, Business Operations
Overview: Position of the Assisted Living Industry
Evaluating the Financial Strength of the Assisted Living Provider
Cost of Assisted Living Services
Sources of Funding to the Assisted Living Industry
Pricing Assisted Living Services
The Administrator's Role as Financial Manager
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Two Approaches to Accounting
The Two Main Steps in the Accounting Process
Putting Financial Statements to Work
Additional Accounting Procedures that Help the Administrator Maintain Control Over the Facility
The Concept of Depreciation
Using "Costs" in Managerial Decisions
Two Types of Costs: Variables and Fixed
Additional Types of Costs: Indirect Costs and Direct Costs
Budgets and Budgeting
Two Methods of Budget Preparation
Five Steps in the Budgeting Process
Finance
Sources of Laws
The Court Systems
Legal Terminology
Risks Assumed by the Operation of an Assisted Living Facility
Business-Related Concepts and Terms
Insurance Terms
Terms Associated with Wills and Estates
The Assisted Living Facility Environment: The Long Term Care Continuum Laws and Regulations
The Long Term Care Continuum
Origins
The Care Continuum
The Social Security Act: Medicare / Medicaid
Older Americans Act of 1965
Labor and Management: Laws and Regulations
Early Management-Labor Relations
Major Legislation Affecting Employer-Employee Relationships
Regulation of Compensation
Workers' Compensation
Unemployment Compensation
Retirement
Work-Place Safety: The Occupational Safety and Health Act
Fire Safety: The Life Safety Code
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Accessibility Guidelines for Facilities
Nationally Recommended Operating Standards
Assisted Living Facility Resident Care
The Assisted Living Environment
The Aging Process
Overview of Some Appearance and Functional Changes Believed to Be Associated with Aging
Theories of Aging
The Aging Process As It Relates to Diseases Common to the Assisted Living Facility Population
Blood Circulation
Respiratory System
Nervous System
Digestive System
Nutrition
External and Internal Defense Mechanism
Musculoskeletal System
Genitourinary (Renal) System
Reproductive System
Emotional and Mental Well-Being
The Scope of Care Issue: Data From 50 States
Resident Care Policies: Establishing and Maintaining Quality of Care
Health Care Records
Pharmaceutical Services
Final Observations
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