Nursing Home Administration, Sixth Edition [NOOK Book]


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The sixth edition of Nursing Home Administration contains essential information to prepare an individual for licensure and employment as a nursing home administrator. This book addresses all regulatory pieces of information to provide readers with an overview of the entire process of managing a nursing facility. This edition has been updated to reflect the most accurate and up-to-date information to reflect...

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

The sixth edition of Nursing Home Administration contains essential information to prepare an individual for licensure and employment as a nursing home administrator. This book addresses all regulatory pieces of information to provide readers with an overview of the entire process of managing a nursing facility. This edition has been updated to reflect the most accurate and up-to-date information to reflect new legislation and regulations passed since previous edition in 2008.

This textbook serves as a roadmap for studying and understanding all the various requirements-management, human resources, finance and business, industry laws and regulations, and patient care. It demonstrates how all components fit together to form the coordinated activity set required of a successful nursing home administrator.

Key Features:

  • Formatted according to licensing examination and guidelines of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
  • New federal guidelines to surveyors
  • New resident assessment instrument
  • Updated figures and tables
  • New life safety code inspection processes
  • New ICDM-10 (International Classification of Diseases-Modified)
  • Sub-set of federal forms included in appendices
  • Web references to enable the reader to successfully navigate the nursing home administration field

Management, personnel, finance & business, patient & resident care, environmental law & regulation, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

Allen (Health policy and administration, U. of North Carolina) has revised his textbook to keep as close as possible to current practice in a field experiencing explosive change. On general administration, budgeting and finance, law, patient care, and marketing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
From The Critics
Reviewer: Katherine L Aguilar, MHA, BS, RN (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: This is the sixth edition of a book that details the information necessary for licensure as a nursing home administrator. The illustrations pertaining to building and environmental structural regulatory requirements make it a great reference for any nursing home library.
Purpose: The purpose is to update environmental and other regulatory changes, including Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0) updates that occurred in October 2010.
Audience: The book is intended as an educational tool for those studying to become nursing home administrators and for practicing nursing home administrators. It also could be used to provide guidance for ancillary personnel such as those in dietary, maintenance, activity, and other department supervisory roles. The author is an expert in this area.
Features: The book begins with a thorough discussion of leadership styles, emphasizing leadership skills that have been proven to be effective. It also covers topics such as long term care regulations, building construction requirements, and best practices covering areas such as building construction requirements and nursing clinical assessment tools. It also includes the most current practice guidelines and many resources for additional research.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for the long term care industry and leaders in this field. It contains valuable information to prepare individuals to be effective nursing home administrators. This update was necessary to include healthcare updates and legislative changes that have occurred since the previous edition was published in 2008.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826107053
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 306,553
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

James E. Allen, MSPH, PhD, CNHA has over 30 years experience teaching and conducting research in the field of health care administration and is currently President of .

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Table of Contents

The Nursing Home Administrator's Challenge
List of Figures
List of Tables
Pt. 1 Management, Governance, Leadership
1.1 Management Functions 3
1.2 Forecasting 12
1.3 Planning 15
1.4 Organizing 21
1.5 Staffing 35
1.6 Directing 36
1.7 Comparing 75
1.8 Innovating 91
1.9 Marketing the Long-Term Care Facility 95
Pt. 2 Human Resources
2.1 Organizational Patterning of the Nursing Facility and Its Personnel 119
2.2 Identifying Human Resources Functions 146
2.3 Planning Employment Needs: Writing Job Descriptions 150
2.4 Forecasting Employment Needs 152
2.5 Recruiting 154
2.6 Hiring 159
2.7 Training 175
2.8 Retaining Employees 182
2.9 Evaluating Employees 202
2.10 Paying Employees 209
2.11 Disciplining Employees 214
Pt. 3 Finance and Business
3.1 The Administrator's Role As Financial Manager 223
3.2 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles: The GAAPs 229
3.3 Cash Accounting and Accrual Accounting 232
3.4 The Accounting Process: Recording Transactions and Preparing Financial Statements 235
3.5 Putting Financial Statements to Work: Working Capital, Ratio Analysis, and Vertical Analysis 251
3.6 Additional Accounting Procedures for Maintaining Control Over the Facility 258
3.7 Depreciation 275
3.8 Using Costs in Managerial Decisions 283
3.9 Budgets and Budgeting 293
3.10 Business and Financial Management 302
Pt. 4 Environment: The Industry, Its Laws and Regulations
4.1 Origins, Overview, and Current Profile of the Nursing Home Industry 345
4.2 The Social Security Act: Medicare and Medicaid 377
4.3 Older Americans Act, 1965 390
4.4 Labor and Management 395
4.5 Workplace Safety: The Occupational Safety and Health Act 422
4.6 Fire Safety: The Life Safety Code 428
4.7 Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Facilities 440
4.8 Expanding Facility Services: Health Planning 472
4.9 Voluntary Operating Standards: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations 475
Pt. 5 Resident/Patient Care
5.1 The Aging Process 485
5.2 Medical and Related Terms 494
5.3 The Aging Process As It Relates to Diseases Common to the Nursing Home Population 514
Observations on a Career in Nursing Home Administration 587
Index 601
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