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Long-term care is one of the fastest-growing segments in the healthcare industry. Societal changes, including the aging of the boomers and an evolution in attitudes toward aging and retirement, will continue to propel long-term care issues to the forefront.
With an emphasis on the trends and developments that are transforming long-term care, this book introduces readers to the options available in care settings, programs, and services. The second half of the book relates aspects of management—including leadership, human resources, marketing, regulatory and legal issues, and financing—to long-term care.
The authors emphasize the need for flexibility in the long-term care system, recognizing that consumers may need different combinations of services and settings as they age. The importance of technology in care provision is also highlighted.
Residential, home, and community-based care services
Cultural diversity and the delivery of services
Chronic illness, with a focus on Alzheimer’s and related dementias
Hospice, palliative, and end-of-life care
Consumer education and technology as self-help tools
The design of long-term care facilities
Management issues—human resources, marketing, legal, and ethical issues
Long-term care financing sources
Regulation of long-term care providers
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