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Nursing Home Administration, Seventh Edition

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Author: James E. Allen PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP

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Sixth Edition Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase!

A detailed road map of essential knowledge for obtaining licensure and employment as a nursing home administrator, the Seventh Edition of this classic text is updated to reflect the 2014 National Association of Boards of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (NAB) Domains of Practice. With more than 50 new topics, it comprehensively addresses all new regulations for managing a nursing facility along with a detailed overview of the skills and knowledge required to be a successful administrator. The Seventh Edition responds to the many changes that have recently occurred in the long-term care field. It provides a completely new Minimum Data Set 3.0 (MDS), 2015 Federal Requirements for Electronic Records, the new International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), new Quality Measures, updated Instructions for Making Data as per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and several new federal regulations.

The Seventh Edition clearly describes what nursing home managers do, how they think, and how they lead. It breaks down the art of management into its basic tasksóforecasting, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling quality, innovating, and marketingóand examines them in depth. The text pinpoints all of the separate components of nursing home administrationómanagement, human resources, team dynamics, conflict resolution, finance and business, industry laws and regulations, and patient careóand describes how they fit together to form the coordinated activity set required of a successful nursing home administrator. Abundant real-life case studies, chapter objectives, and critical thinking questions greatly enhance learning. Mastering this text will prepare students to takeóand pass with a depth of understandingóthe nationally required NAB examination.

New to the Seventh Edition:

  • 2014 updated NAB Domains of Practice: Management, Human Resources, Finance, Environment, and Resident Care
  • Introduces over 50 new topics including team dynamics, conflict resolution, and basic principles of nursing and social work
  • Vast changes wrought by new technology and patient data
  • New information on safety and disaster preparedness
  • Updates signs and symptoms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Provides new technology vocabulary
  • Reorganized for quick access to information
  • A completely new Minimum Data Set 3.0 (MDS)
  • 2015 Federal Requirements for Electronic Records
  • International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM)
  • New quality measures
  • Impacts of the ACA on long-term care
  • Updated tables and figures
  • New federal regulations for quality of care approaches for residents with dementia; additional medication issues; infection control; residents' rights to establish advance directives; and defining unnecessary drugs

Key Features:

  • Provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of nursing home administration
  • Includes current data on the field of long-term care
  • Replete with real-life case studies, learning objectives, and critical thinking questions
  • Formatted according to licensing examination and guidelines of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Prepares students for the nationally required NAB exam
  • Accompanying Instructor's Manual

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 04, 2015
  • Page Count 712
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826128546
  • EISBN 9780826128553

About The Author(s) 

James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP, is an associate professor of Health Policy and Administration Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and president of LongTermCareEducation.com, a national resource website for information on the long-term care field. He has 30-plus years of experience in teaching and conducting research in the field of health care administration. He taught courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in long-term care administration, medical ethics, and the organization and financing of health care delivery in the United States. He has provided legal consultation in long-term care litigation matters across 10 states.

The website www.longtermcareedu.com (or www.ltce.com) provides more than 500 pages of state-by-state, up-to-date information on such subjects as:

Becoming a nursing home administrator

Becoming an assisted living administrator

Exploring a career in long-term care

Contacting the state licensing authority in each state

Enrolling in college programs in each state

Obtaining key publications in the long-term care field

Getting continuing education units.

Dr. Allen can be reached via e-mail through the website, or directly at jeallen@mindspring.com or jamesallen@unc.edu, or via phone (1-929-815-0387) or fax (1-919-953-6825). Continuing education units for both nursing home and assisted living administrators are also available through the website (www.LongTermCareEducation.com).

Additional resources from Springer Publishing Company are available to persons preparing to become long-term care administrators :

Nursing Home Federal Requirements and Guidelines to Surveyors , Eighth Edition: A user-friendly rendering of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nursing home inspection requirements.

Nursing Home Administration , Seventh Edition: The definitive textbook of essential knowledge for obtaining licensure and employment as a nursing home administrator.

Visit www.springerpub.com for more information

Table of Contents 



Read Me First

The Nursing Home Administrator’s Challenge

List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Case Studies


1.1 Management Functions

1.2 Forecasting

1.3 Planning

1.4 Organizing

1.5 Staffing

1.6 Directing

1.7 Comparing and Controlling Quality

1.8 Innovating

1.9 Marketing the Long-Term Care Facility


2.1 Organization of the Nursing Facility and Its Staff: Emergence of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinator

2.2 Identifying the Human Resources Functions

2.3 Planning Employment Needs: Writing Job Descriptions

2.4 Forecasting Future Employment Needs

2.5 Recruiting Employees

2.6 Hiring Staff

2.7 Training Staff

2.8 Retaining Employees

2.9 Evaluating Employees

2.10 Paying Employees

2.11 Disciplining Employees


3.1 The Administrator’s Role as Financial Manager

3.2 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

3.3 Two Approaches to Accounting: Cash Accounting and Accrual Accounting

3.4 The Two Main Steps in the Accounting Process: Recording Transactions and Preparing Financial Statements

3.5 Putting Financial Statements to Work: Working Capital, Ratio Analysis, and Vertical Analysis

3.6 Additional Accounting Procedures That Help the Administrator Maintain Control Over the Facility

3.7 The Concept of Depreciation

3.8 Using “Costs” in Managerial Decisions

3.9 Budgets and Budgeting

3.10 Finance: The Broader Context


4.1 Origins, Overview, and Current Profile of the Nursing Home Industry

4.2 The Social Security Act: Medicare and Medicaid

4.3 Older Americans Act

4.4 Labor and Management: Laws and Regulations

4.5 Workplace Safety: The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

4.6 Fire Safety: The Life Safety Code®

4.7 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Facilities

4.8 Expanding Facility Services: Health Planning Regulations

4.9 Voluntary Operating Standards: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations

4.10 The Affordable Care Act, 2010, 2014 (Amendments)

4.11 The Elder Justice Act, 2010


5.1 Aging Process

5.2 Medical and Related Terms

5.3 The Aging Process As It Relates to Diseases Common to the Nursing Home Population


6.1Setting Policies for the Facility

6.2 Developing a Person-Centered Care Plan

6.3 The Quality Indicators Survey: The Regulatory Survey and Inspection Process and Plan of Correction

6.4 The Report Card

6.5 Getting Reimbursed for Care Given

6.6 A Glance at the Horizon

6.7 Final Observations on a Career in Nursing Home Administration

Appendix A: The MDS 3.0

Appendix B: Life Safety Code®

Index of NAB Domains