Assisted Living Administration and Management

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Assisted Living Administration and Management

SKU# 9780826104663

Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care

Author: Darlene Yee-Melichar EdD, Andrea Renwanz Boyle DNSC, Cristina Flores PhD, RN


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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase!

"Since there are few books available on this topic that are this comprehensive and well-organized, this book should be of value to anyone interested in the topic of assisted living facilities in the U.S." Score: 98, 5 stars.—Doody’s Medical Reviews

"This book is much needed. It offers a practical approach to key issues in the management of an assisted living facility... It is especially pleasing to see the long needed collaboration between nursing, social services, and education that is reflected by the training of the authors. This book is an important milestone for the field of aging and assisted living administration."

From the Foreword byRobert Newcomer, PhD,
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of California-San Francisco

Assisted Living Administration and Management contains all the essentials for students new to the field, as well as nuanced information for professionals looking to fine-tune their skills. This comprehensive resource provides deeper insights to address the ever-changing world of the assisted living community, containing effective best practices and model programs in elder care. The authors provide the necessary tools and tips to maximize the overall health, safety, and comfort of residents.

This landmark reference, for assisted living and senior housing administrators as well as graduate students, contains the most practical guidelines for operating assisted living facilities. It offers advice on hiring and training staff, architecture and space management, and more. This multidisciplinary book is conveniently organized to cover the most crucial aspects of management, including organization; human resources; business and finance; environment; and resident care.

Key Features:

  • Highlights the most effective practices and model programs in elder care that are currently used by facilities throughout the United States
  • Contains useful details on business and financial management, including guidelines for marketing, legal issues and terms, and public policy issues
  • Includes chapters on environmental management, with information on accessibility, physical plant maintenance, and disaster preparedness
  • Emphasizes the importance of holistic, resident care management, by examining the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging
  • Enables students to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information on how to operate assisted living facilities

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 29, 2010
  • Page Count 440
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826104663
  • EISBN 9780826104670

Table of Contents 

Part One: Organizational Management
Chapter 1 The Assisted Living Industry: Context, History and Overview
Chapter 2 Policy, Licensing and Regulations
Chapter 3 Organizational Overview
Part Two: Human Resources Management
Chapter 4 Recruiting and Hiring Staff
Chapter 5 Training Staff
Chapter 6 Retaining Employees and Empowerment
Chapter 7 Continuing Education
Chapter 8 Business, Management, and Marketing in Assisted Living Facilities
Chapter 9 Financial Management in Assisted Living Facilities
Chapter 10 Legal Concepts and Issues in Assisted Living Facilities
Chapter 11 Accessibility, Fire Safety, and Disaster Preparedness
Chapter 12 Models of Care
Chapter 13 Universal Design and Aging-In-Place
Part Five: Resident Care Management
Chapter 14 Diversity
Chapter 15 Physical Aspects of Aging
Chapter 16 Psychological Aspects of Aging
Chapter 17 Resident Rights