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Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum, Third Edition

Author(s): John Pratt, MHA, FACHE, Professor Of Long-Term Care Administration And Director, Long-Term Care Management Institute, Saint Joseph's College of Maine, Maine
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763764500
  • Paperback    520 pages      © 2010
Price: International Sales $159.95 US List
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Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual, PowerPoints, TestBank
Student Resources: Companion Website with Interactive Glossary, Flashcards, WebLinks

Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum, Third Edition is an ideal introduction to management in this dynamic industry. Concise, yet complete, it defines the various segments of the system, describes how the system developed to its current state, compares it to an ideal system, and projects future trends. Adopted as a reference for the national licensing examination prepared by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), this book covers the full continuum of long-term care.

The Third Edition is a comprehensive revision reflecting the changes in regulations, financing methods, forms of service delivery, and management methods in this dynamic field. The increasingly important topics of the aging of American society, the impact of the “baby-boomers”, consumer choice, and the growing diversity in long-term care are covered extensively and from a variety of perspectives. The final chapters address the future of long-term care and include recommendations for dealing with it proactively.

Key Features:

  • Covers the full continuum of long-term care in enough detail to develop a sound understanding, yet does not get bogged down in overly-specific detail.
  • Case studies in selected chapters, as well as discussion questions, vocabulary terms, and online interactive resources engage the student in learning.
  • Includes two new chapters: “Senior Housing” and “Leadership and Culture Change”.

“…an excellent introduction and primer on the art and science of successfully leading a long-term care organization in the 21st Century.”

—Steven Chies, Senior Vice President for Operations, Benedictine Health System, and
Past Chair, American Health Care Association

Part  1  Introduction: The Changing Long-Term Care Scene
  Chapter  1  Long-Term Care Today: Turbulent Times
  Chapter  2  Toward an Ideal System
Part  2  Long-Term Care Service Providers
  Chapter  3  Nursing Facilities
  Chapter  4  Subacute and Post-Acute Care
  Chapter  5  Assisted Living
  Chapter  6  Senior Housing
  Chapter  7  Community-Based Services
Part  3  Interaction Within the Continuum
  Chapter  8  Competition, Cooperation, and Integration
  Chapter  9  External Control of Long-Term Care
  Chapter  10  Long-Term Care Reimbursement
  Chapter  11  Long-Term Care Quality
  Chapter  12  Ethical Issues in Long-Term Care
Part  4  Managing in the Long-Term Care System
  Chapter  13  Governance and Administration
  Chapter  14  Leadership and Culture Change in Long-Term Care
  Chapter  15  Technology in Long-Term Care
  Chapter  16  Marketing and Community Relations
Part  5  The Future: Continuing Change
  Chapter  17  Into the Future: Trends to Watch
  Chapter  18  Managing for the Future
Appendix  A  Criteria for Designing or Evaluating a Long-Term Care System

John Pratt, MHA, FACHE-Professor Of Long-Term Care Administration And Director, Long-Term Care Management Institute, Saint Joseph's College of Maine, Maine

John Pratt is Professor of Long-Term Care Administration at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. He is also Director of the Long-Term Care Management Institute at the College, recipient of the 1998 Education Award given by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). He is a Member of ACHCA and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He currently serves on the Education Committees of ACHCA and the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB). Having been a health care executive for twenty-five years before joining academia, Mr. Pratt brings a broad range of knowledge and experience to this text. He is a regular presenter at professional conferences and an active contributor to professional journals.

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  • "This book is superb. The organization is logical with each chapter building on the previous one. The discussions of the management of a financial budget in lieu of projected Medicare and Medicaid cuts, developing an organizational culture that will reduce staff turnover, and the portrayal of the consumer as the driver of care all make this book invaluable. ...I have read many similar books, but reading this one is equivalent to gaining years of actual experience. It forces readers to think beyond what is written, enabling them to create a vision that unfolds with every chapter. Healthcare trends are constantly shifting and the long-term care manager must learn to stay competitive in this changing market, justifying this new edition."

    --Katherine L Aguilar, MHA, BS, RN, University of Missouri-Columbia,
    for Doody's Book Review Service, December 2009

  • "John Pratt’s book is an excellent introduction and primer on the art and science of successfully leading a long-term care organization in the 21st Century. Mr. Pratt has taken a lifetime of information, experience and knowledge and created the perfect tool to begin your long-term care education and training."

    —Steven Chies, Senior Vice President for Operations, Benedictine Health System, and Past Chair, American Health Care Association

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ISBN-13: 9780763764500

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