This book looks at past and current trends in long-term care administration
and policy, from the perspectives of administrators, providers, and care recipients and their families.
NAB has developed standards for college-level programs in long-term care administration
and accredits those colleges and universities that meet the standards.
What if your local college or university invited a variety of professionals from diverse disciplines to study long-term care administration
and try to come up with new ways to do the job?
The Wertlieb Educational Institute for Long Term Care Management at The George Washington University has a graduate-level certificate in long-term care administration (Table 1 ),a master's degree in health services administration and various continuing education programs.
Saint Joseph's College of Maine also has a long-term care administration program through its Long-Term Care Management Institute, offering a certificate (Table 2) and bachelor's degree in long-term care administration, in addition to a master's in health services administration.
As a result of her six-week counseling practicum in the Pastoral Care Department, Jana Saab, a gerontology student specializing in long-term care administration
and pastoral care, found that she appreciated the excellent care provided at Bayley Place and expressed a desire to become part of this dedicated caregiving team.
Salentijn, also of the lean and athletic prototype that seems to characterize long-term care administration
in The Netherlands, walked me about the facility, darting from one room to another and proudly showing me the relaxed pace at which staff moved about.
The foundation has conducted research on matters relating to long-term care administration
, such as the use of physician extenders in nursing homes, an action guide for addressing wandering behavior among residents, two administrator salary surveys and a study of Level A compliance decision making.
By the way, concerning the publications we offer - the Journal of Long-Term Care Administration
, The Long-Term Care Administrator and College Notes - we are considering refocusing our communications channels more on administrators' specific concerns in such areas as strategic leadership, career growth and future management trends.
Colleges are responding to these new educational needs, as well - in our case, we're dividing our long-term care administration
program into three tracks: nursing home, assisted living and home health care.
To do this, we need a series of objective standards that explore whether we, as nursing home administrators, qualify for acceptance into a new definitional category - whether, in short, long-term care administration
is evolving from a "job" to a "profession.
What began, for the author, as a term paper for a long-term care administration
class grew into a unique opportunity for us to view our residents, facility, staff and quality of care from a new, much more objective perspective.