An Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care

An Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care

75 Tips You Should Know

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
As the baby-boomer generation ages, nursing home care is likely to become a major social problem. New residents will put huge strains on already short staffing at a time when funding to government-assisted homes (75 percent of all nursing homes) is lower than ever.

Based on her ten years of experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in many care facilities, attorney Donna M. Reed shares her insider knowledge to help ensure that nursing home residents receive the best care possible. Reed focuses on the following key points:

• The legal requirements of nursing homes regarding delivery of care
• The ways in which many nursing homes regularly break these laws
• Detailed descriptions of how the typical nursing home operates
• The responsibilities of each nursing home employee
• Nursing home inspections
• Residents’ rights
• How to avoid substandard care
• What actions to take to improve nursing home life

Reed’s firsthand knowledge of nursing home care and her in-depth understanding of the legal requirements that protect residents offer invaluable information to readers concerned about nursing home care for a loved one.

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Reed, now an attorney, spent 10 years working as a LPN in nursing home facilities, and she uses her experience to offer these 75 tips on improving the level of care in these institutions. Written for families "making placement decisions for their loved ones," this book outlines the legal requirements of nursing homes and reveals how these laws are broken on a regular basis in many facilities. She emphasizes the need for each employee to understand their responsibilities while observing the rights of the residents, and delivers tips that will ensure that substandard care is avoided. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781591026716
Branch Call Number: 362.16 Reed 2009
Characteristics: 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GK 300 R 2009


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