Description : A comprehensive guide for Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) to help define duties and procedures while providing guidelines for setting up a geriatric care practice. --from publisher description.
Description : This book is a reference which addresses the many settings that geriatric care managers find themselves in, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, and assisted living and rehabilitation facilities. It also includes case studies and sample forms.
Description : This cutting-edge book on geriatric care management is designed to meet a growing area that spans across the continuum of health care, and is the essential reference for the geriatric care management profession. It gives health care delivery systems, private and public health care practitioners, business people, and schools of nursing, social work, and related health care fields the definitive book on geriatric care management. Handbook of Geriatric Care Management defines the work of the geriatric care manager. It offers an overview of what geriatric care management is, defines duties and procedures, and specifies the organizations that use a geriatric care manager. It provides guidelines for setting up a geriatric care management practice independently or as part of a larger health care delivery system or business, and contains key elements for marketing the practice. Several case studies are included.
Description : 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.
Description : The Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine provides user-friendly advice in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians.
Description : This new edition of the Oxford Handbook in Geriatric Medicine has been expanded and updated to reflect the substantial changes in clinical practice since the previous edition, including the Francis report and the impact on care for the older patient, the National Dementia Strategy and screening, and the evolution of the role of Geriatricians in other specialities. It includes new material on risk scoring management of TIA, and a new chapter on the older surgical patient. With an ageing population, geriatric medicine is increasingly central to emergency and internal medicine in hospital settings and in general practice. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Using clinical vignettes and how-to boxes to provide practical advice on common problems, this is a practical, accessible, and essential handbook for all medical staff who manage older patients.
Description : The Second Edition of this A-to-Z guide covers a wide range of areas of concern pertaining to the growing geriatric population. Completely reviewed, updated and expanded, it includes more than 150 illustrations and charts. This text invites readers to investigate more than 200 disorders and age-oriented issues, such as lab value changes, sexuality, grief and loss, alternative therapies and cultural influences on compliance, self-care and recovery. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, this manual covers Alzheimer's, cataract removal treatments, and many other new and expanded topics.
Description : Approved by the Dietary Managers Association for 9 CEUs through September 1998! Here is a useful guide that helps both administrators and food service workers understand the daily functions of their dietary departments. Dietetic Service Operation Handbook enhances extended caregivers’knowledge of basic food service and clinical dietetics operations and serves as a functional tool they can use to initiate effective organization of dietetic services. It explains proper techniques and tips for everything from how to plan a menu and care for equipment to special adaptive eating devices and modifying texture for swallowing disorders. Packed with general and specific guidelines, this book also teaches food service employees how to allocate time more wisely, making them effective members of the interdisciplinary medical team--and saving their facility time and money as well. Administrators who wish to understand the functions of their dietary department so they can communicate more effectively with its staff will find this book a most useful resource, full of meaningful interpretations of routine tasks found in the daily operation of a food service. The author, registered with the American Dietetic Association, has prioritized the topics in the book to assist the systematic organization of any dietary department. Chapters cover both administrative and clinical topics, including food purchasing and production, the policy and procedure manual, quality assurance, current trends in geriatric nutrition, the effects of medicine on diet, enteral feeding, and documentation of the medical record. Dietetic Service Operation Handbook includes a wide variety of standardized recipes for the pureed diet, a resource list, handy calculations, and many useful forms for record-keeping which are compatible with OBRA laws. Beginning dietitians and dietary managers will find this book to be an extremely helpful and practical guide in their day-to-day work. Beginning or expert administrators and nursing directors will discover it improves their understanding of and communication with their food service operations.
Description : This handbook presents the latest research on social work with older people, providing specialist knowledge and resources to equip social workers to care for an aging population.