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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.