By Linda S. Noelker PhD, Zev Harel PhD

"This e-book grapples with probably the most major concerns in long term care today--that is, turning into extra particular approximately what might be intended via phrases like 'quality of care' and 'quality of Life.'"
--Rosalie A. Kane, DSW, collage of Minnesota

"A significant source for all keen on enhancing the longer term for the long term handicapped."
--Robert Morris, DSW

This quantity will increase our knowing of the connection among delivering care to the aged and bettering their caliber of existence. The individuals study components the place structures should be more suitable from layout to supply. particular themes contain: enhancement of the self, efforts of regulatory and accrediting our bodies to enhance care, tools for comparing caliber, and enforcing a holistic method of care, between others. This booklet is still crucial interpreting for execs considering long-term care together with assisted residing and nursing domestic directors, gerontologists, geriatricians, geriatric nurses, and social workers.

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Kane, R. , & Ladd, R. C. (1998). The heart of long-term care. New York: Oxford University Press. Kane, R. L. (1999, Summer). Anew model of chronic care. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, 23(2), 35-37. Lawton, M. (1991). A multidimensional view of quality of life in frail elders. In J. Birren, J. Lubben, J. Rowe, & D. ), The concept and measurement of quality of life in the frail elderly (pp. 3-27). San Diego: Academic Press. Lawton, M. , Have, T. , & Kleban, M. H. (1999).

These licensed nurses and nursing assistants from temporary placement agencies enable facilities to meet staffing requirements but at an excessively high cost. Temporary nurses are not familiar with the facility's physical plant, the location of supplies and equipment, care procedures and routines, the other staff, and, most importantly, the residents. They have little reason to be committed to the residents and qualities of caring since they have no future at the nursing home. Because they are unfamiliar with the residents and their conditions, the care they give may be technically proficient but certainly not individualized.

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