Assisted Living Administration : The Knowledge Base

ISBN-10: 0826112536

ISBN-13: 9780826112538

Edition: N/A

Authors: James E. Allen

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"Assisted living facilities serve a fast-growing segment of the care market: elders no longer able to live independently, but who do not need 24-hour nursing care. In this text, James Allen explores domains of practice that include: organizational management; human resources; business and financial considerations; environment and facilities; and resident care for the LTC facility. Allen offers the student of health administration and administrators-in-training a direct approach to certification success. To the seasoned professional, this is a resource that will serve a range of careers in long term care."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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List price: $72.95
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Assisted Living Industry Overview Management, Leadershipp. 1
The Assisted Living Industry: Overviewp. 3
Defining Assisted Livingp. 3
Prevalence of Assisted Living Facilitiesp. 5
Forces Creating the Need for Assisted Living Facilitiesp. 11
Clouds on the Horizon
Administrative Tasks That Must Be Performed by the Assisted Living Administratorp. 20
Levels of Managementp. 24
Line - Staff Relationshipsp. 25
Forecastingp. 26
Planningp. 28
Why Plan?p. 28
Steps in Planningp. 29
Organizingp. 32
Description of the Organization as a Systemp. 33
Identifying Systemsp. 38
Additional Characteristics of Systemsp. 38
Staffingp. 42
Directingp. 42
Policy Makingp. 43
Making a Decisionp. 46
Leadingp. 47
Power and Authorityp. 54
Communication Skillsp. 57
Organizational Norms and Valuesp. 60
Related Conceptsp. 63
Comparing, Controlling Qualityp. 67
Innovatingp. 69
Marketing the Assisted Living Facilityp. 70
The Turn to Marketingp. 70
The "Marketing" of the Assisted Living Facilityp. 71
Developing a Marketing Strategyp. 72
Assisted Living Facility Organizational Patterns; Human Resourcesp. 91
Organizational Patterns of the Assisted Living Facilityp. 93
Identifying the Personnel Functionsp. 127
Planning Employment Needs: Writing Job Descriptionsp. 127
Forecasting Future Employment Needsp. 129
Recruiting Employeesp. 130
Hiring Staffp. 134
Training Staffp. 148
Retaining Employeesp. 154
What the Facility Needs From the Employeep. 154
What Employees Need From the Facilityp. 154
Strategies Availablep. 156
Evaluating Employeesp. 170
Paying Employeesp. 175
Disciplining Employeesp. 178
Assisted Living Facility Financing, Business Operationsp. 185
Overview: Position of the Assisted Living Industryp. 187
Evaluating the Financial Strength of the Assisted Living Providerp. 191
Cost of Assisted Living Servicesp. 195
Sources of Funding to the Assisted Living Industryp. 197
Pricing Assisted Living Servicesp. 198
The Administrator's Role as Financial Managerp. 200
Generally Accepted Accounting Principlesp. 203
Two Approaches to Accountingp. 204
The Two Main Steps in the Accounting Processp. 206
Putting Financial Statements to Workp. 220
Additional Accounting Procedures that Help the Administrator Maintain Control Over the Facilityp. 226
The Concept of Depreciation
Using "Costs" in Managerial Decisionsp. 245
Two Types of Costs: Variables and Fixedp. 246
Additional Types of Costs: Indirect Costs and Direct Costsp. 248
Budgets and Budgetingp. 252
Two Methods of Budget Preparationp. 253
Five Steps in the Budgeting Processp. 254
Financep. 259
Sources of Lawsp. 259
The Court Systemsp. 260
Legal Terminologyp. 261
Risks Assumed by the Operation of an Assisted Living Facilityp. 267
Business-Related Concepts and Termsp. 273
Insurance Termsp. 292
Terms Associated with Wills and Estatesp. 293
The Assisted Living Facility Environment: The Long Term Care Continuum Laws and Regulationsp. 297
The Long Term Care Continuump. 299
Originsp. 299
The Care Continuump. 310
The Social Security Act: Medicare / Medicaidp. 316
Older Americans Act of 1965p. 324
Labor and Management: Laws and Regulationsp. 329
Early Management-Labor Relationsp. 329
Major Legislation Affecting Employer-Employee Relationshipsp. 330
Regulation of Compensationp. 343
Workers' Compensationp. 346
Unemployment Compensationp. 347
Retirementp. 348
Work-Place Safety: The Occupational Safety and Health Actp. 349
Fire Safety: The Life Safety Codep. 354
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Accessibility Guidelines for Facilitiesp. 365
Nationally Recommended Operating Standardsp. 395
Assisted Living Facility Resident Carep. 409
The Assisted Living Environmentp. 411
The Aging Processp. 417
Overview of Some Appearance and Functional Changes Believed to Be Associated with Agingp. 419
Theories of Agingp. 421
The Aging Process As It Relates to Diseases Common to the Assisted Living Facility Populationp. 424
Blood Circulationp. 425
Respiratory Systemp. 435
Nervous Systemp. 440
Digestive Systemp. 449
Nutritionp. 453
External and Internal Defense Mechanismp. 458
Musculoskeletal Systemp. 465
Genitourinary (Renal) Systemp. 469
Reproductive Systemp. 474
Emotional and Mental Well-Beingp. 476
The Scope of Care Issue: Data From 50 Statesp. 480
Resident Care Policies: Establishing and Maintaining Quality of Carep. 486
Health Care Recordsp. 509
Pharmaceutical Servicesp. 514
Final Observations
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