This handbook provides an overview of the many disciplines related to gerontological administration as well as specialty topics at play in long-term care. Ideal for students studying geriatric health services administration, as well as active professionals currently working in the field, Managing Geriatric Health Services thoroughly examines core topics such as administration, nursing, rehabilitative therapies, as well as specialty topics include: spirituality, dementia, quality assurance, oral history, and ethical issues.
The text examines the various jobs within the continuum of care from an administrative and management stand-point as well as a look at the various roles or disciplines within long-term care and the specific challenges to each.
With contributions from experienced professionals in the field, the book includes an entire section of interdisciplinary case study examples and reflection exercises. Individual chapters include learning objectives, key terms, as well as chapter-specific case studies, reflection questions, conclusions, and additional resources.
Discussion questions in each chapter engage the reader in learning and understanding the topics presented.
Interdisciplinary case studies allow the reader to see the practical application of the concepts presented.
Chapters are supported by current research from prominent experts in the field.
A unique chapter on Oral Histories explores the aging process and the value of reminiscing.
Part I Role of Disciplines/Professionals
Chapter 1 Administration Within Long Term Care
Chapter 2 The Nurse Administrator in Long Term Care
Chapter 3 Rehabilitative Therapists in Geriatric Health Services
Chapter 4 Social Work in Geriatric Health Services
Chapter 5 Nutritional Considerations for the Older Adult Population
Chapter 6 Enhancing Quality of Life for Older Adults Through the Creative Arts Therapies
Part II Special Topics
Chapter 7 Financing Long Term Care
Chapter 8 Meeting Spiritual and Religious Needs in Long Term Care
Chapter 9 Meeting Psychological Needs in Long Term Care
Chapter 10 Nurse Satisfaction in the Long-Term Dementia Care Environment
Chapter 11 Quality of Care in Geriatric Health Services
Chapter 12 Oral History
Chapter 13 Ethics in Long Term Care
Chapter 14 End-of-Life Care: An Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care
Part III Interdisciplinary Case Studies
Alice McDonnell, DrPH, MPA-Professor and Department Co-Chair, Department of Nursing and Public Administration, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania