Ebook Excellence In Dementia Care Research Into Practice

Author by : Murna Downs
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Reviews of the previous edition: "Dementia care has come of age with this book. It will provide knowledge, encouragement and motivation to a hard-pressed workforce." Mary Marshall OBE, Emeritus Professor, University of Stirling, Scotland "It's an admirably comprehensive and user-friendly resource for anyone with a professional or personal interest in excellent dementia care." Community Care "Written by leading theorists from a range of countries, this comprehensive text is a unique achievement. The expertise of researchers, practitioners and academic tutors is brought together in a stimulating, informative and sometimes provocative read." Nursing Standard "Essential and required reading for anyone interested in dementia care, ranging from first-year health and social care students (of any discipline) right through to experienced academics." John Keady, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and University of Manchester, UK This scholarly yet accessible textbook is the most comprehensive single text in the field of dementia care. Drawn from research evidence, international expertise and good practice guidelines, the book has been crafted alongside people with dementia and their families. Case studies and quotes in every chapter illustrate the realities of living with dementia and bring the theory to life. Fully updated with 10 brand new chapters, this landmark textbook has enormous breadth and gives an authoritative overview of dementia care. The 2nd edition now includes chapters on the following topics:Dementia friendly communitiesRepresentations of dementia in the mediaYounger people with dementiaThe arts and dementiaRelationships within families or with family carersWhole person assessmentTransitions in careWith engaging and varied pedagogy in each chapter this authoritative and compelling textbook is an absolute must purchase for a range of professionals and academics. Those working or volunteering in health and social care, undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of disciplines in health and social work, and anyone interested in the field of dementia care will find this text enlightening and essential. Contributors: Kate Allan, Clive Baldwin, Jesse F. Ballenger, Anne Basting, Linda Boise, Barbara Bowers, Carol Brayne, Errollyn Bruce, Georgina Charlesworth, Habib Chaudhury, Linda Clare, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Heather Cooke, Karen Croucher, Murna Downs, Brandi Estey-Burtt, Simon Evans, Richard H. Fortinsky, Jane Fossey, Katherine Froggatt, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, Claire Goodman, Cathy Henwood, Amy Illsley, John Killick, Amy Kind, Pia Kontos, Rachel Litherland, Michael L. Malone, Benjamin T. Mast, Kimberly Nolet, Jan Oyebode, Tonya Roberts, Steven R. Sabat, Pam Schweitzer, Blossom Stephan, Sarah Vallelly, Carol J. Whitlatch, John Young, Judy M. Zarit, Steven H. Zarit and Hannah Zeilig. Cover Image © Cathy Greenblat "Awareness of dementia is at its highest and this reflects the importance of the condition for individuals, their families, health and social care services and the wider community. While we have made significant advances in the care for people with dementia and their families, there is much work yet to be done. This book provides a fantastic framework in which to set our understanding of dementia and to take things forward." Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, UK "This edition of Excellence in Dementia Care provides an important, new and comprehensive overview of the state of the art in caring for the diversity of people with dementia. The international authors and global focus have created a unique textbook that will help educators, students and the broader care community to better understand the challenges and opportunities related to dementia care. I am particularly excited about this new edition because it goes beyond the individual and the family by showcasing efforts to create dementia-friendly communities and adapt physical design, offers a critical perspective on how dementia is portrayed in the media, literature and the arts, tackles issues related to whole person assessment, care planning and care transitions, and addresses the unique concerns of living with young-onset dementia. This volume is a welcome addition to the dementia care toolbox and will prove valuable to a very diverse international audience." Dr Robyn I. Stone, Senior VP for Research, LeadingAge, Washington DC, USA "The depth and breadth of this book invites all involved in practice, research and policy to reconsider dementia as something other than a degenerative brain disease and to shift their perspective to the person. The voice of the individual living with dementia, their family, care partners and collaborating professionals are all reconsidered within the context of our current evidenced-based knowledge. This book deeply challenges the status quo of dementia care and sets an expectation for so much more." Anna Ortigara, Organizational Change Consultant, PHI PolicyWorks, USA "This text will meet the needs of registered and preregistered student nurses working with people with dementia. It skilfully discusses all aspects of dementia drawing on the work of a number of experts in the field. The book considers the biological, social and physiological impact of the condition. It presents a balanced discussion of current research and thinking on the treatment of the condition and the care of dementia sufferers and their families. New and updated chapters help ensure readers of this text gain a holistic understanding of contemporary issues around this distressing and life-limiting condition." Nichola Barlow, Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing, University of Huddersfield, UK "The first edition of this book was a vitally important and a key text in its field combining the talents of multiple experts in dementia and older people's care. It is pleasing to say that the second edition is equally as pivotal in gathering key expertise and providing the reader with the essential and important insight to provide forward-thinking care. The text takes forwards the concepts of dementia-friendly communities and explores the crucial topics of care in acute wards and end of life care. The text is a comprehensive book that would be useful to many health and social care professionals across a range of diverse organisations within the NHS, Voluntary Sector and other private and public health sector providers. Anyone working with older people and people with dementia and their carers should have access to a copy within their organization or I would strongly encourage individuals to purchase their own copy. I feel this is an essential text for anyone teaching health and social care courses from undergraduate to postgraduate students across a range of health and social care education settings. The sound evidence base to each chapter allows people working with individuals with dementia and their families to have access to the evidence quickly and easily, which is ultimately useful to practitioners and staff working on the ground. I feel this text is long overdue and of immense value to the field." Donna Doherty, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, UK "Bravo to the authors of Excellence in Dementia Care! They have created a must read guidebook for those providing care to persons experiencing cognitive changes and their families. This collaborative effort focuses on successful provider strategies encompassing topics across the dementia journey and is filled with spot on, relevant, and timely information. Best of all, this work is loaded with real case studies to help translate knowledge to practice, making it a true resource for all practitioners." Suzanne Bottum-Jones, MA, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, School of Medicine & Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA "..... the frequent use of narrative case studies and quotes from patients and carers makes for an excellent text that can be used in courses and training for those working in the field. The topics covered are diverse, ranging from ethics to ethnicity and from the designed environment to diagnosis and care pathways. The burning desire to put the best research into practice is clear throughout and the evidence base for good practice is carefully examined." John Wattis, Visiting Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Huddersfield, UK


Ebook The Dementia Care Workbook

Author by : Gary Morris
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : The Dementia Care Workbook This workbook builds upon the person-centred approach to dementia care, and gives students, practitioners and carers a new way of looking at dementia and the people who live with it. The authors reflect upon the reality of working within dementia care and the importance of working positively with others to achieve the best care possible. The workbook is full of exercises and activities to try, all designed to help you engage and connect with the person with dementia, empowering both them and their families/carers. Key topics explored by the workbook includes:Understanding how it feels to live with dementia.Recognising the issues and feelings involved for family carers or healthcare professionals when caring for individuals with dementiaQuestioning your own care approach and attitudes to encourage more compassionate person-centred careThroughout the workbook, vignettes featuring two fictional characters living with dementia, provide examples of good and realistic practice and encourage you to examine your own practice and explore ways in which the care you give can be enhanced. The Dementia Care Workbook is a valuable companion and learning tool for all those working with people with dementia


Ebook Therapeutic Skills For Mental Health Nurses

Author by : Nicola Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Most specialist mental health care is provided by nurses who use face to face helping skills with a wide range of people in a variety of contexts. This book puts therapeutic skills at the heart of the nurse’s role, with one central aim: to equip you with knowledge to use in your practice, thus improving your ability to deliver care. This book: • Will enable you to strengthen your core therapeutic skills and broaden your knowledge to include other practical therapeutic approaches • Collates in one place information on a range of therapeutic approaches, from person centred counselling, motivational interviewing and solution focused approaches, through to day to day skills of challenging unhelpful thoughts, de-escalating difficult situations, working with families, and problem solving • Demonstrates application of theory to practice through a variety of practical examples • Features reader activities to facilitate personal growth and learning • Includes a chapter exploring clinical supervision and how this makes practice more effective Each chapter is grounded in authentic clinical experiences and focuses on equipping the reader to develop confidence in their client facing skills. This text is an essential purchase for all mental health nurse students as well as qualified nurses. "Whilst the essential therapeutic component of mental health nursing is the nurse themselves, it is also essential that they have knowledge and competencies to offer the client. This valuable book offers the reader an introduction to a wide range of approaches that are considered helpful, evidence based and effective. Modern mental health nursing requires much of its practitioners; this book will help inform and support that endeavour." Ian Hulatt, Mental Health Adviser, Royal College of Nursing, UK “This is a timely book which addresses, head on, questions about what mental health nurses can do to be effective with their patients. At last we have a book that mental health nurses can draw on to understand why and how various therapeutic approaches are used. The range is from cognitive behavioural therapy, to psychodynamic approaches to mindfulness, with others in between. Each chapter is written by an expert and each offers concrete examples of what it involved in each of the approaches. These examples are imperative if readers are to understand how to use interventions in their everyday work. This ground breaking book will be compulsory reading for everyone involved in the care of those with mental health problems. A wonderful book.” Philip Burnard, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, Cardiff University, UK


Ebook Analysing Community Work Theory And Practice

Author by : Keith Popple
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Community work is a unique and important activity that has the potential to help individuals, groups and communities achieve change. This brand new update of an established and acclaimed text explores and analyses different theoretical approaches to community work. Written in a highly accessible style, this book is grounded in practice issues and tackles political and theoretical issues head-on. New to the second edition: Analysis of the work of New Labour Consideration of Coalition government policies, for example, the 'Big Society' project and the impact of budget cuts A new international dimension throughout the text, and an important new chapter on international community work New definitions of 'community' explored to take into account a diverse population Increased emphasis on community work values, skills and challenges Updated pedagogy, including end of chapter summaries and reflective questions References the latest writings in the field Written by an established international expert, this book will be valuable for students on qualifying programmes, practitioners, policy makers and commentators, and those engaged in community work in all capacities. "'Analysing Community Work' provided a key text, tackling issues of theory and practice in accessible ways for some two decades. This second edition builds upon the strengths of the first, updating the book to take account of the major changes that have been taking place since then, both in Britain and internationally. Popple’s critical consideration of the impacts of globalization, neo-liberalism, changing technologies, increasing inequalities and increasing concerns with environmental issues will be particularly welcomed. This edition will be essential reading for those who read and appreciated the first as well as for a new generation of readers." Marjorie Mayo, Emeritus Professor of community development, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK "Popple's book was one of the key overviews of British community work when it first appeared in 1995. In the last few years, the need for a revised and updated version has been increasingly obvious and Popple has now obliged. The last twenty years have seen substantial changes in the political, economic and organisational context within which community work operates and Popple has fully reflected this whilst remaining clear about its basic tenets and goals. This is a highly welcome addition to contemporary community work literature." Gary Craig, Professor of Community Development and Social Justice, Durham University, UK


Ebook Nursing Older Adults

Author by : Jan Reed
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "Never was a book like this more urgently needed. Its combination of authority and experience makes it especially valuable. Its wisdom is based on the knowledge and understanding of how growing frail really afflicts older people. We who have known independence and freedom need to have our lives respected. This book makes a good case for encouraging older people to enjoy as much autonomy as possible and to collaborate with their carers in keeping well. Those who nurse older people will find much sound help within these pages." Broadcaster and writer Dame Joan Bakewell "I am delighted to commend this book to you. Putting older people at the centre of their care and support is central in all good nursing care.However, this publication clearly demonstrates the changes to nursing practice that are needed to make this a reality for individual older people.At a time when the number of older people in our society is growing and, when their care is often unfavourable under the spotlight, this publication will provide an invaluable resource for nurses." Dame Christine Beasley, DBE, Chief Nursing Officer for England "Nurses have always known the importance of including the consumer’s voice into practice; however, this text takes this view to additional heights and incorporates the voice of the older person in true partnership as a book editor. This text makes an extraordinary contribution to scholarship and practice and is sure to be on most undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students “must have” list of texts." Wendy Moyle, PhD, RNDirector, Research Centre for Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Australia "A great book: giving a comprehensive insight in the fundamentals of working with older people and key issues in nursing older people... The voice of older people is vividly written in many examples and scenarios given. I recommend this book to nurses, care staff, all who are in the education and qualification sector and other stakeholders in elder care." Professor Dr. Barbara Klein, Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main - University of Applied Sciences, Germany "This is exactly the book to choose when looking for a straightforward study book, and is particularly good for students and newly qualified nurses. The chapters are easy to dip into and the language is in layman’s terms. The further resources in the back of the book have some great links to specialist sites. Staff on the ward also found it useful despite their years of experience. I would strongly recommend this book." Susan Doyle, Student Nurse, Bangor University Wales, UK This timely textbook aims to provide adult nurses with the principles and practice insights needed to deliver exceptional care in partnership with older adults. Written by a world renowned author team and includes contributions by older people, ensuring their needs and concerns about nursing care are reflected across the book. This important book:Considers the social perspectives, wider issues and themes, such as ageism, policy, services and demographics Evaluates daily activities and needs, including: mobility, nutrition, communication, sexuality and leisureFeatures scenarios based on real situations and narratives from older people Examines the use of affirmative language to promote wellbeing and dignity when nursing older adultsNursing Older Adults will help nurses to better appreciate the experiences and strengths of older people. The book emphasises the importance of undertaking a collaborative approach when shaping the care that older people receive in a variety of healthcare settings. Contributors Serena Allan, Michael Bauer, Sheena E. E. Blair, Jo Booth, Mima Cattan, Charlotte Clarke, Amanda Clarke, Christine Brown Wilson, Angela Dickinson, Karen S. Dunn, Soong-Nang Jang, Diana Jones, Mike Nolan, Linda McAuliffe, Brendan McCormack,Patricia McGeever, Ann MacFarlane, Rhonda Nay, Bhanu Ramaswamy, Jan Reed, Isabell Reid and Debbie Tolson.


Alexander S Nursing Practice E Book

Author by : Ian Peate
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : The latest edition of this popular volume has been fully updated throughout to meet the needs of the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency. Richly illustrated throughout, the book comes with ‘real-life’ Case Studies to help readers contextualise and apply new information, pathophysiology to explain disease processes, enhanced discussion of pharmacology and medicines management to assist with ‘prescribing readiness’, and helpful learning features which include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next? Available with a range of supplementary online tools and learning activities, Alexander’s Nursing Practice, fifth edition, will be ideal for all undergraduate adult nursing students, the Trainee Nursing Associate, and anyone returning to practice. New edition of the UK’s most comprehensive textbook on Adult Nursing! Retains the popular ‘three-part’ structure to ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject area – Common Disorders, Core Nursing Issues and Specific Patient Groups Illustrative A&P and pathophysiology help explain key diseases and disorders ‘Real-life’ Case Studies help contextualise and apply new information Explains relevant tests and investigations and, when needed, the role of the nurse in the context of each of them Helpful learning features include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next? Encourages readers to critically examine issues that are related to care provision Useful icons throughout the text directs readers to additional online material Glossary contains over 300 entries to explain new terminology and concepts Appendices include notes on Système International (SI) units and reference ranges for common biochemical and haematological values Perfect for second and third-year undergraduate nursing students, senior Trainee Nursing Associates, those ‘returning to practice’ or needing to review practice and prepare for revalidation Edited by the world-renowned Ian Peate – editor of the British Journal of Nursing – who brings together a new line up of contributors from across the UK and Australia Reflects contemporary issues such as the complexity of acute admissions and the increasing importance of the multidisciplinary approach to patient care Reflects the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency for Nurses and the NMC 2018 Code Helps prepare students for ‘prescribing readiness’, with basic principles of pharmacology, evidence-based person-centred approaches to medicines management and an understanding of the regulatory, professional legal and ethical frameworks Recognises the introduction of the Nursing Associate role in England


Ebook Applying Research In Social Work Practice

Author by : Brian Corby
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : What are the key issues and concerns raised by the debate about making social work more of an evidence-based profession? How is it possible to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of specific research projects? How can research findings be applied in social work practice? In an era where professions are increasingly being questioned and made more accountable for their actions, social workers are required to relate their activities more directly to research findings than ever before. In the modern evidence-based practice debate, there are many claims (and counter-claims) about the benefits of research and about its applicability to social work practice. There are also major disputes about what type of research is most valid to the concerns of social work. This book tackles these debates with a view to clarifying the issues for students and practitioners in social work and social care fields. In particular, the book examines: The political and ideological disputes surrounding the evidence-base debate in social work A wide range of research into social work with children, older people, mental illness and disability The three main paradigms of social research - objectivist, subjectivist and critical How research knowledge can be applied to practice Applying Research in Social Work Practice presents social work students and practitioners with the background to the key current issues relating to social work practice and social research. It also provides guidance on the skills needed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research studies. Finally, it offers help and guidance about how research can actually be applied in practice.


Essentials Of Mental Health Nursing

Author by : Karen Wright
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This groundbreaking textbook provides Mental Health nursing students with the essential knowledge needed to deliver truly person-centred and compassionate care. It also adopts the latest approaches to mental health care by focusing on positive recovery and exploring both the bio-medical and psycho-social approaches.


Essentials Of Nursing Adults

Author by : Karen Elcock
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Drawing together the best of text, video and interactive material for the definite guide to adult nursing. This one-stop-shop will enable students to understand the core aspects of care, learn the essential nursing skills and knowledge that underpin practice, deal with the complexities of the role and apply their learning to common conditions and patient groups. It has been developed in line with the 2018 NMC standards to provide a complete learning resource for adult nursing students. Key features · Blends the best of print and online learning with a companion website for further study and 12 months free access to an electronic version of the book further bringing the material to life. · Uses patient centred care and evidence-based practice as guiding principles throughout · Clear and engaging features help students to understand the core theory and knowledge, apply it nursing practice, go further in their independent study and revise for assessments and exams. Designed to make learning flexible and fun leaving students better prepared for practice and ready to thrive in their future careers.


Ebook Practical Care Planning For Personalised Mental Health Care

Author by : Marjorie Lloyd
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : “This book is an excellent resource which brings together the essential elements of contemporary mental health practice, providing students with practical and values-based guidance for a range of clinical specialties. The language used throughout is accessible and practice-focused case studies provide stimulus for critical reflection. The principles of recovery and person-centred communication are threaded throughout and guides to care-planning allow the student to navigate through the complexity of balancing personalised care with legal and policy requirements.” Dr Jeanette Hewitt, Lecturer, Swansea University, UK "This book provides readers with practical examples on how personalised mental healthcare can be achieved in practice. The authors bring to the text their own personal experiences which will benefit learners and enable them to see how theory can be applied in a practical way to resolve complex problems." Michael Nash, Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland “This book is a useful tool for anyone studying mental health. It gives information about the governmental policies which have shaped mental health practice. The framework of the care plan process is described and useful case studies and examples of care plans from various mental health areas are given in each chapter … The reflection exercises and activities set by the authors will help students to understand how to apply the theory to practice.” Deborah Wilson, Mental Health Student Nurse, Sheffield Hallam University, UK This accessible book offers those working in mental health settings a practical guide to writing great care plans. With chapters on care planning in primary care, community care and acute care, each chapter highlights the challenges of care planning, the evidence available in each area, the knowledge needed by the practitioner and the skills needed to work with clients. With the necessary evidence, knowledge and skills provided throughout, this book includes:Dedicated chapters on each of the main settings Practical advice, case study examples and tips for students and practitioners Sample care plans for the most common conditions/scenarios Practical Care Planning for Personalised Mental Health Care is essential reading for mental health nurses in initial training, and qualified staff looking for a practical guide to support CPD study or practice development. It will also be valuable for those students doing mental health pathways or placements. Contributors: Alison Owen Traynor, Brynley Williams, Carl Benton, Marie O’Boyle-Duggan, Marie Yuen, Mark Jukes, Matt Phillips, Neil Robdale, Rowenna Spencer and Thomas Currid


Nursing Practice

Author by : Ian Peate
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to support you throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first year onwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues that you need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education and the Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fields of nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and also Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. With full colour illustrations, and plenty of activities and user-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based text encompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providing students with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real life nurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issues in the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields of nursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursing practice Medicines Management boxes provide key information about medicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at www.wileynursingpractice.com Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the student and the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets


Long Term Care Administration And Management

Author by : Darlene Yee-Melichar, EdD
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Assisted Living Administration And Management

Author by : Darlene Yee-Melichar, EdD, FGSA, FAGHE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Assisted Living Administration and Management: Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care 2nd Edition provides students and healthcare professionals with the most up to date and essential knowledge on assisted living and residential care. This comprehensive text empowers current and future assisted living administrators to employ effective practices, understand model programs, and learn the necessary tools and tips to maximize the overall health, safety, and comfort of residents in their care. Organized by domains of practice, it also covers content information required to prepare for state-based Residential Care and Assisted Living (RC/AL) administrator certification or licensure exams. The textbook is structured in five parts which instruct on how to build and manage effective assisted living and residential care communities, beginning with Organizational Management and progressing through Human Resources, Business and Financial Management, Environmental Management, and Resident Care Management. The second edition includes six new chapters on evolving topics, such as interprofessional practice, home and community-based services (HCBS) as alternatives to assisted living, information and communication technology (ICT), LGBT issues, memory care units, and palliative and hospice care. Chapters feature learning objectives, case studies, effective practices, and more enabling students and healthcare professionals to evaluate, analyze, and synthetize information on how to best operate, manage, and lead assisted living communities. Useful for any long-term care and health management professional or student in the fields of gerontology, health administration, and long-term care administration, this comprehensive book covers the most crucial aspects of assisted living and residential care management—the most abundant and fastest growing senior living line of service in the United States. Key Features: Describes real-life situations and challenges associated with Assisted Living Administration with pragmatic solutions which highlight the most effective practices and model programs in elder care Contains new chapters on interprofessional practice, home and community-based services (HCBS) as an alternative to assisted living, information and communication technology (ICT), LGBT issues, memory care units, palliative and hospice care Highlights useful details on business and financial management, including guidelines for marketing facilities and services, important legal issues and terms, and evolving public policy issues Incorporates chapters on environmental management, with information on accessibility, fire safety, disaster preparedness, universal design and aging in place, and much more Emphasizes the importance of holistic, resident care management by examining the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging Prepares students to qualify and sit for the state certification or licensure examination as Assisted Living Administrators Includes access to the fully downloadable eBook and instructor resources including a test bank