Handbook of Geriatric Care Management: Edition 4

Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and practical guide for care managers that addresses the multiple needs of aging adults and their families. An ideal teaching tool, it guides students and professionals along the journey of becoming a successful care manager. New to this edition are two new chapters on working with older veterans and helping clients with depression. Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition provides updated ethics and standards, a focus on credentialing and certification, numerous case studies, sample forms and letters, and tips for building and growing a care manager business.
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About the author

Emphasis in Geriatric/Home Care Management, Master of Arts Degree Program, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

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Publisher
Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Published on
Nov 2, 2015
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Pages
500
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ISBN
9781284115345
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Nursing / Gerontology
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This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society.Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third editionKey focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new editionCases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged careWritten by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this titleThis text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.
Today, more than 10 million people in the United States require some form of long-term care, a number that is rapidly increasing and will continue to do so for years to come. This concise and user-friendly resource contains the fundamental information long-term care nurses need to provide all aspects of safe and effective care to their patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Written by a renowned and highly respected nurse leader in long-term care and gerontology, it presents key facts and core competencies related to the clinical and managerial responsibilities of nurses in these settings. Details on the specific skills required for this challenging specialty, as well as must-know information on regulatory standards, site visits, management and leadership, and dementia care, are presented in a concise format for quick access to information.

The book embodies a holistic approach to nursing that recognizes the importance of quality of life in addition to quality of care. It provides an overview of the unique features of long-term care, addressing the operational differences between these settings and those of acute settings, the distinct responsibilities of long-term care nurses, special needs of the residents, and major clinical challenges. The text offers guidance on the use of evidence-based knowledge within the constraints of long-term care settings. Topics such as legal risks, documentation essentials, and the importance of self-care are covered, along with management and leadership issues relevant to the supervision of unlicensed personnel. The Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature assists readers in reinforcing and applying content, and a comprehensive resource list supplements the text. The book will also serve as a useful study tool for long-term nursing care certification.

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Embodies the essential competencies for long-term care nursing practicePresents information in a concise easy-to-access format with bulleted facts and the Fast Facts in a Nutshell featureAddresses management and leadership issues germane to the long-term care settingIncludes must-know information on regulatory standards, site visits, legal risks, documentation essentials, and moreGuides nurses in using evidence-based knowledge in long-term care settings
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This text covers the theory and practice of wellness–oriented gerontological nursing, addressing both physiologic and psychosocial aspects of aging. Organized around the author’s unique Functional Consequences Theory, the book explores age-related changes as well as the risk factors that often interfere with optimal health and functioning. Key features include: NEW! Technology to Promote Wellness in Older Adults boxes describe examples of technology-based interventions that can be effective for promoting wellness for older adults. NEW! Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) material, which is found in boxes or is highlighted with orange bars in the margins, indicates the responsibilities of nurses to collaborate with other professionals and paraprofessionals in health care and community-based settings when caring for older adults. NEW! Global Perspective boxes provide examples of the various ways in which health care professionals in other countries provide care for older adults. NEW! Unfolding Patient Stories, written by the National League for Nursing, are an engaging way to begin meaningful conversations in the classroom. These vignettes, which open each unit, feature patients from Wolters Kluwer’s vSim for Nursing | Gerontology (co-developed with Laerdal Medical) and DocuCare products; however, each Unfolding Patient Story in the book stands alone, not requiring purchase of these products. For your convenience, a list of these case studies, along with their location in the book, appears in the “Case Studies in This Book” section later in this frontmatter. NEW! Transitional Care Unfolding Case Studies, which unfold across Chapters 27 through 29, to illustrate ways in which nurses can provide effective transitional care to an older adult whose progressively worsening condition requires that her needs be met in several settings. For your convenience, a list of these case studies, along with their location in the book, appears in the “Case Studies in This Book” section later in this frontmatter. Updated unfolding case studies illustrate common experiences of older adults as they progress from young-old to old-old and are affected by combinations of age-related changes and risk factors. Evidence-based information is threaded through the content and summarized in boxes in clinically oriented chapters. Assessment and intervention guidelines help nurses identify and address factors that affect the functioning and quality of life of older adults. Nursing interventions focus on teaching older adults and their caregivers about actions they can take to promote wellness. Case studies include content on transitional care, interprofessional collaboration, and QSEN!
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