Essentials for the Activity Professional in Long Term Care / Edition 1

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Overview

This new textbook outlines key subject matter for activity professionals in the long term care setting, who are in training or are already working in the field. Thoroughly researched and referenced, this text will provide a comprehensive understanding of all relevent information needed by activity professionals. The first section covers the history of the field, the aging process, getting to know residents, and touches onmanagement and environmental issues. Section two focuses on activity planning and implementation, as well as budgeting, program development, and group leadership. Program evaluation and enhancement are presented in section three which also reviews regulatory compliance, quality assurance, and typical problems and solutions...

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Christine Helfrich, PhD, OTR/L(Univ of Illinois at Chicago Coll of Associated Health Professions)
Description: This book is a comprehensive theoretical and practical resource for use in any activity department.
Purpose: The book is designed to provide detailed background information with numerous examples of forms and activities to help the reader apply theoretical material.
Audience: The content of this book addresses everything an activity director needs to know, including how to develop a program, normal aging processes, medical terminology, documentation, federal and state regulations, and staff development. This is the first textbook of its kind that is extensively researched and written by an experienced activity professional. Lanza writes from a dual perspective of being an activity director and a nursing home administrator. This perspective enhances her ability to direct material to beginning activity students as well as experienced activity directors, administrators, and professionals of other disciplines who consult to activity programs.
Features: The table of contents is detailed and well organized to provide quick and easy reference to the extensive range of material provided in this book. There are numerous illustrations and sample forms that are easily understood and clearly described in the text. Each chapter concludes with review questions, application activities, references, and further reading lists. Appendixes provide state-specific regulations, resource lists, a glossary, and a self-assessment exam.
Assessment: With its current regulations, forms, and resources, this book is invaluable for any activity student or professional. Every long-term care facility and activity consultant should own a copy of this informative book.
Christine Helfrich
This book is a comprehensive theoretical and practical resource for use in any activity department. The book is designed to provide detailed background information with numerous examples of forms and activities to help the reader apply theoretical material. The content of this book addresses everything an activity director needs to know, including how to develop a program, normal aging processes, medical terminology, documentation, federal and state regulations, and staff development. This is the first textbook of its kind that is extensively researched and written by an experienced activity professional. Lanza writes from a dual perspective of being an activity director and a nursing home administrator. This perspective enhances her ability to direct material to beginning activity students as well as experienced activity directors, administrators, and professionals of other disciplines who consult to activity programs. The table of contents is detailed and well organized to provide quick and easy reference to the extensive range of material provided in this book. There are numerous illustrations and sample forms that are easily understood and clearly described in the text. Each chapter concludes with review questions, application activities, references, and further reading lists. Appendixes provide state-specific regulations, resource lists, a glossary, and a self-assessment exam. With its current regulations, forms, and resources, this book is invaluable for any activity student or professional. Every long-term care facility and activity consultant should own a copy of this informative book.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827373877
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/3/1996
  • Series: Home Care Aide Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Lanza is employed at the Berkeley Hall Nursing Home in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Section I-Establishing Yourself and Understanding Your Residents and Department. History, Definitions and Qualifications. Your Part in the Facility. Aging and the Physical/Psychosocial Needs of the Residents. Getting to Know Residents, Staff and Families. Supervising Your Staff Through Effective Management Techniques. Creating and Maintaining Environmental Areas. Section II- Activity Programming and Implementation. Budgeting. Program Development. Program Implementation. Program Implementation-Beyond Traditional Programming. Marketing, Programming Tips and Group Leadership. Documentation and Medical Records. SECTION III- Regulatory Compliance. Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management. Typical Problems and Solutions. Volunteers. Establishing Community Ties. In-Service Programs and Other Education. Advancing Your Career. Self-Assessment Exam. Appendices-Activity Professional Staffing Requirements. List of Vendors. Publishers of Activity Books, Newsletters and Journals. List of Information Resources-Organizations and Groups. List of Activity Organizations. Answers to Review Questions. MDS 2.0. Glossary. Index

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