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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Katy T. Nguyen, MSN (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: This book addresses and defines an administrator's responsibility in six dimensions of long-term care operation such as social services, environmental services, nursing care, activities, marketing and financing, leadership and management. This second edition adds two chapters and several case studies.
Purpose: The purpose is to furnish much-needed knowledge and skills to prepare an administrator and/or corporate officer for effectively managing a long-term care facility. The book discusses care continuum and policy issues that can help create a person-centered care environment. The objectives focus on the aspects of effective management that will go beyond mere compliance with regulatory requirements.
Audience: The book is written for long-term care administrators, skilled facility leaders and managers, corporate officers and governing board members, students of healthcare administration preparing for the professional licensure examination, and people who are considering a career in long-term care.
Features: Five sections that include an introduction, external and internal environment, organization and delivery services, governance and management, and case studies provide a comprehensive overview of long-term care operation. Each section contains several chapters that explore the details of long-term care from legal, regulatory, care, quality, and productivity management perspectives.
Assessment: This is a wonderful reference for people who would like to pursue an administrative level career in long-term care. This edition has new updated tools, information, and several case studies that address long-term care issues. It will help leaders to organize and manage day-to-day operations of a long-term care facility.