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Linking Quality of Long-Term Care and Quality of Life

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Linking Quality of Long-Term Care and Quality of Life

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  • Linda S. Noelker PhD
  • Zev Harel PhD

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"This book grapples with some of the most significant issues in long-term care today--that is, becoming more explicit about what should be meant by terms like 'quality of care' and 'quality of Life.'"
--Rosalie A. Kane, DSW, University of Minnesota

"A major resource for all concerned about improving the future for the long-term handicapped."
--Robert Morris, DSW

This volume will strengthen our understanding of the relationship between providing care to the elderly and improving their quality of life. The contributors examine areas where systems can be improved from design to delivery. Specific topics include: enhancement of the self, efforts of regulatory and accrediting bodies to improve care, methods for evaluating quality, and implementing a holistic approach to care, among others. This book remains essential reading for professionals involved in long term care including assisted living and nursing home administrators, gerontologists, geriatricians, geriatric nurses, and social workers.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 30, 2000
  • Page Count 296
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113818
  • EISBN 9780826197146

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by Robert Applebaum
    Part I: Pivotal Issues
  1. Humanizing Long Term Care: Forging a Link Between Quality of Care and Quality of Life, Linda S. Noelker and Zev Harel
  2. Assessing Quality Across the Care Continuum, Gerri S. Lamb
  3. Approaches to Quality of Care by Regulatory and Accreditation Organizations, Vincent Mor

  4. Part II: Quality of Care: Life in Long-Term Care Settings
  5. Quality Long-Term Care: Perspectives from the Users of Home Care, Neena L. Chappell
  6. Quality in Small Residential Care Settings, J. Kevin Eckert and Leslie A. Morgan
  7. The State and Quality of Assisted Living, Sheryl Itkin Zimmerman, Philip D. Sloane, and J. Kevin Eckert
  8. Quality of Care and Quality of Life in Dementia Care Units, M. Powell Lawton

  9. Measuring and Assuring Quality Care in Nursing Homes, Charles D. Phillips

  10. Part III: Design and Delivery of Long-Term Care
  11. The Pioneer Challenge: A Radical Change in the Culture of Nursing Homes, Wendy Lustbader
  12. Better Lives for Elders Through Better Practitioner Judgments, Sidney Katz and Barry J. Gurland
  13. Assessing Consumer Satisfaction with Long-Term Care Services, Farida Kassim Ejaz, Georgia J. Anetzberger, and Alice J. Kethley
  14. Quality of Care and Quality of Life for Isolated Elderly, Zev Harel and Georgia J. Anetzberger

  15. Index