Numerous unique considerations associated with long-term care (LTC) make managing LTC services different from managing a hospital, managed care organization, or other healthcare operation. The culture, clients, families, financing—virtually every aspect of long-term care—differ from those in other healthcare organizations.
In Managing Long-Term Care, authors Connie Evashwick and James Riedel introduce the reader to management concepts that can be applied to a wide range of LTC settings, including provider, payer, or regulatory organizations. This book does not provide all of the “answers,” but provokes the thinking required for decision making, presents a framework for working with various issues, and offers sources for further information. It is a practical look at the daily management challenges found in the long-term care environment.
Topics include the following:
- Human resources
- Management teams
- Quality assurance
- Information systems
- Strategic planning
- Financial management
- Equipment and space needs
More than just nursing homes
This book provides an overview of the eight major service categories of LTC, and the four essential integrating mechanisms that connect those services, as well as LTC system structure and financing. Rehabilitation, hospice, home care, and mental health services are just some of the services discussed in this book.
This book also features two chapters that offer a guide to managing one's own career.
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