Assisted Living Nursing: A Manual for Management and Practice [NOOK Book]


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"Caring for the older adult population is a challenge and the goal of nursing practice is to help preserve or restore an older adult's function and maximize their well-being and quality of life. This book is a wonderful resource for assisted living clinicians and nurses who wish to serve this population....

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

"Caring for the older adult population is a challenge and the goal of nursing practice is to help preserve or restore an older adult's function and maximize their well-being and quality of life. This book is a wonderful resource for assisted living clinicians and nurses who wish to serve this population. It is well written, easy to read, and well organized so it can be used as a textbook for nursing students in geriatric nursing." Score: 94, 4 stars


"This book, written by and for nurses across the spectrum of nurse providers (advanced practice nurses, delegating nurses, and the direct care workforce), covers all aspects of management as well as the many common clinical problems and syndromes we encounter among older adults. Further, this book proposes wonderful assessment and intervention material that will help the entire health care team keep residents within their AL communities through early recognition and management of acute illnesses. Kudos to our nursing colleagues for editing this publication and may it serve as the useful guide for AL residents across the country."

--John B. Murphy, MD

President, American Geriatrics Society

Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

This book provides a comprehensive overview of both management activities and clinical competencies for assisted living nurses. The authors provide practical guidelines and decision-making models to help nurses address both the large- and small-scale challenges of their daily practice.

With Assisted Living Nursing, readers can gain the essential problem-solving and task management skills critical to their daily work. The contributors cover a wide range of topics, including:


Ethics in nursing practice

Regulatory oversight and reimbursement

Organizational culture

Leadership theories and styles

Conflict resolution

Finance and budget management

Risk assessment

Clinical Practice

Admission-transfer-discharge assessment

Infection Control

Cultural aspects of care

Geriatric clinical syndromes and disorders

Palliative and hospice care principles

Rehabilitation/restorative nursing

Theories of aging

Ultimately, this book serves as the definitive, one-stop resource, addressing virtually every topic of interest to assisted living nurses.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Katy T. Nguyen, MSN(University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: This book provides practical guidelines and decision-making models to help nurses address the challenges of working in assisted living facilities.
Purpose: It is intended as a comprehensive source of both management and clinical information for nurses and practitioners who work in assisted living facilities or who wish to practice in geriatric nursing care.
Audience: "The book is written for nurses who work in assisted living or long-term care facilities as well as for students or those new to the geriatric nursing practice. "
Features: The five sections of this book cover nursing management and leadership, approach to the resident, common problems, psychological health, and diseases and disorders. The book addresses many aspects of nursing management as well as many common clinical problems in the older adult population. Each chapter contains assessment and intervention materials that will help nurses and clinicians who work in assisted living communities. The purpose is to enhance staff development, better nursing practice, and improve resident well-being. Current references in each chapter support research-based nursing management and clinical practice.
Assessment: Caring for the older adult population is a challenge and the goal of nursing practice is to help preserve or restore an older adult's function and maximize their well-being and quality of life. This book is a wonderful resource for assisted living clinicians and nurses who wish to serve this population. It is well written, easy to read, and well organized so it can be used as a textbook for nursing students in geriatric nursing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826157393
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/13/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 911,681
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Ethel L. Mitty, EdD, RN, is a Research Associate and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Nursing in the
College of Nursing at New York University (NYU), and Consultant in LTC at the Hartford Institute
for Geriatric Nursing, College of Nursing, NYU. After 25 years as Director of Nursing in Long-Term
Care, Dr. Mitty left administration, wrote a "best seller" on how to "do" nursing leadership and management
in nursing homes, and now teaches and does bioethics research at the College of Nursing at
NYU. Her research and current projects have included the role and opportunity for nurses in culture
change initiatives, cross-cultural issues in end-of-life decision making, the use of ritual to transform
everyday care into resident-centered care, and development and evaluation of a Bill of Rights for
Hospitalized Older Adults. She is published extensively in peer review journals and has written several
book chapters on long-term care, health care decision making, and ethical issues. She is on the
advisory boards of several state and national associations, and the Research and Advisory Boards of
the Foundation for Long Term Care and the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living. Dr Mitty is a
board member of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, responsible for the certifi cation
exam and the bi-monthly Assisted Living Nurse column in the Journal of Geriatric Nursing. In 2007
she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, the Mt. Sinai School of Nursing,
New York City.
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Table of Contents

Foreword: Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Management and Leadership

Chapter 1 The Assisted Living Setting of Nursing Practice - Ethel Mitty

Chapter 2 Public Policies, Assisted Living Models, and Regulations - Ethel Mitty

Chapter 3 The Economics of Assisted Living - Ethel Mitty

Chapter 4 Marketing, Quality, Consumer Choice, and Admission Agreements -
Ethel Mitty

Chapter 5 Nursing and Organizational Theory, Practice, and Culture - Ethel Mitty

Chapter 6 Leadership/Management Style and Assessment - Ethel Mitty

Chapter 7 Problem Management, Change, and Team Building - Ethel Mitty

Chapter 8 Staff Development and Training - Ethel Mitty

Chapter 9 Staffing, Assignments, Delegation, and Time Management - Ethel Mitty

Chapter 10 Medication Management - Ethel Mitty and Sandi Flores

Chapter 11 Finance and Budget - Ethel Mitty

Chapter 12 Law, Legal Issues, and Labor Relations - Ethel Mitty

Chapter 13 Quality Improvement, Research, and Education - Ethel Mitty

Approach to the ResidentApproach to the Resident

Chapter 14 Resident Assessment and Service Plan Construction - Ethel Mitty, Sandi Flores, and Thomas M. Gill

Chapter 15 Cultural Aspects of Care - Reva N. Adler

Chapter 16 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging - Kenneth W. Hepburn and Ethel Mitty

Chapter 17 The Continuum of Care - Ethel Mitty and Barbara Resnick

Chapter 18 Physical Activity - David M. Buchner and Barbara Resnick

Chapter 19 Prevention - Harrison Bloom and Barbara Resnick

Chapter 20 Pharmacotherapy - Todd P. Semla, Paula A. Rochon, and Barbara Resnick

Chapter 21 Chronic Pain and Persistent Pain - Jennifer Kapo, Debra K. Weiner, and
Barbara Resnick

Chapter 22 Visual Impairment - David Sarraf Anne L. Coleman, and Anne Scheve

Chapter 23 Hearing Impairment - Priscilla Faith Bade and Anne Scheve

Chapter 24 Dizziness - Kurt Kroenke and Joan Gleba Carpenter

Chapter 25 Maintenance of Nutritional Status - Colleen Christmas and
Anna M. Mago-Sisic

Chapter 26 Urinary Incontinence - Catherine E. DuBeau and Barbara Resnick

Chapter 27 Gait Impairment - Neil B. Alexander and Kathleen Michael

Chapter 28 Falls - Douglas P. Kiel and Barbara Resnick

Chapter 29 Osteoporosis - Karen M. Prestwood and Andrea Brassard

Chapter 30 Behavior Problems in Dementia - Melinda S. Lantz, Constantine G. Lyketsos, and Elizabeth Galik

Chapter 31 Delirium - Elizabeth Galik

Chapter 32 Sleep Disorders - Cathy A. Alessi and Ethel Mitty

Chapter 33 Pressure Ulcers - Anna M. Mago-Sisic and Courtney H. Lyder

Psychological HealthPsychological Health

Chapter 34 Depression and Other Mood Disorders - Gary J. Kennedy and
Maureen Kilby

Chapter 35 Anxiety Disorders - Erin L. Cassidy, Javaid I. Sheikh, and Elizabeth Galik

Chapter 36 Personality and Somatoform Disorders - Marc Edward Agronin and
Elizabeth Galik

Chapter 37 Substance Abuse - David W. Oslin and Ethel Mitty

Diseases and Disorders

Chapter 38 Dermatologic Diseases and Disorders - Sumaira Z. Aasi and
Barbara Resnick

Chapter 39 Oral Diseases and Disorders - Kenneth Shay, Bradford L. Picot, and
Sandra J. Fulton Picot

Chapter 40 Respiratory Diseases and Disorders - E. Wesley Ely and Barbara Resnick

Chapter 41 Infectious Diseases - Kevin Paul High and Barbara Resnick

Chapter 42 Cardiovascular Diseases and Disorders - Wilbert S. Aronow and Yael Sollins

Chapter 43 Hypertension - Mark Andrew Supiano and Jennifer Hauf

Chapter 44 Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases and Disorders - David A. Gruenewald, Alvin M. Matsumoto, Caroline Blaum, and Krystal L. Thomas

Chapter 45 Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders - George Triadafi lopoulos and Jennifer Hauf

Chapter 46 Gynecologic Diseases and Sexual Disorders in Women and Men - G. Willy Davila, Angela Gentili, Thomas Mulligan, and Barbara Resnick

Chapter 47 Prostate Diseases and Disorders - Lisa J. Granville and Susan Avillo Scherr

Chapter 48 Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders - John W. Rachow and
Barbara Resnick

Chapter 49 Neurologic Diseases and Disorders - Coleman O. Martin, Harold P. Adams, Jr., and Joan Gleba Carpenter

Chapter 50 Hematologic Diseases and Disorders - Gurkamal Chatta, David A. Lipschitz, and Barbara Resnick

Chapter 51 Oncology - Susan Avillo Scherr, William B. Ershler, and Dan L. Longo

Appendix: Web Site Resources for Care of Older Adults


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