Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care: 75 Tips You Should Know [NOOK Book]

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"Is musing home care in your parent's future? Is an elderly relative currently living in a long-term-care facility? If you are involved with someone in nursing home care, then An Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care is a must read. It's your guide to learning vital facts about the rights of nursing home residents, and it will show you how to be a more involved advocate in the care of your loved one." "Licensed practical nurse and attorney Donna M. Reed writes in a straightforward yet compassionate way about nursing home care: how it works, ...
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Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care: 75 Tips You Should Know

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Overview

"Is musing home care in your parent's future? Is an elderly relative currently living in a long-term-care facility? If you are involved with someone in nursing home care, then An Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care is a must read. It's your guide to learning vital facts about the rights of nursing home residents, and it will show you how to be a more involved advocate in the care of your loved one." "Licensed practical nurse and attorney Donna M. Reed writes in a straightforward yet compassionate way about nursing home care: how it works, where it fails, and how it can be improved. Based on her ten years of experience working as a nurse in many care facilities, Reed shares her insider knowledge to help families ensure that their loved ones receive the best care possible." Reed's firsthand knowledge of nursing home care and her in-depth understanding of the legal requirements that protect residents offer invaluable information to readers concerned about the well-being of a loved one in a skilled-care facility. Some of the truths may be difficult to read, but that makes them all the more important to learn.
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In this practical guide intended for family members making placement decisions for their loved ones, Reed writes with authority, bringing to the subject ten years of experience working as a licensed practical nurse in a variety of nursing homes prior to becoming an attorney. She systematically describes the types of nursing homes, functions of staff members, and even the details of what goes on in each eight-hour shift. She follows with sections on the legal rights of residents and what the law requires of nursing homes, including mandatory inspections. The chapter on improving nursing home life suggests things to look for and questions to ask. Reed's warnings come through clearly, making the lengthy chapter called "Nursing Home Tragedies," while depressingly comprehensive, feel redundant. All of the suggestions are summed up in a succinct checklist to use when visiting and assessing nursing homes. Similar to Eric M. Carlson and Katharine Bau Hsiao's The Baby Boomer's Guide to Nursing Home Care but with the insight of Reed's insider experience, this is recommended for all public libraries.
—Dick Maxwell

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615921812
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Donna M. Reed (Kernersville, NC) worked as a nursing assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse in numerous nursing homes in California and New England. She is now an attorney and lives in North Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 15

Introduction 17

1 Nursing Home Operation 21

2 Nursing Home Staff 49

3 Residents' Rights 81

4 Legal Requirements of the Nursing Home 107

5 Nursing Home Inspections 147

6 Improving Nursing Home Life 165

7 Nursing Home Tragedies 183

8 Important Information 207

Conclusion 217

Notes 219

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