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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.
- 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.