Essentials for the Activity Professional in Long Term Care, 1st Edition

  • Sue Lanza, ACC, LNHA
  • ISBN-10: 0827373872  |  ISBN-13: 9780827373877
  • 352 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
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This new book outlines key subject matter for long term care activity professionals already working in the field. Thoroughly researched and referenced, this book will provide a comprehensive understanding of all relevent information needed by activity professionals in long term care situations. .

Features and Benefits

  • this is the first book to offer comprehensive training information for activity professionals
  • key terms and full glossary included for reference
  • self-assessment exam lets readers measure their knowledge
  • full appendices offer key contact information

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Section I-Establishing Yourself and Understanding Your Residents and Department. History, Definitions and Qualifications. Your Part in the Facility. Aging and the Physical/Psychosocial Needs of the Residents. Getting to Know Residents, Staff and Families. Supervising Your Staff Through Effective Management Techniques. Creating and Maintaining Environmental Areas. Section II- Activity Programming and Implementation. Budgeting. Program Development. Program Implementation. Program Implementation-Beyond Traditional Programming. Marketing, Programming Tips and Group Leadership. Documentation and Medical Records. SECTION III- Regulatory Compliance. Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management. Typical Problems and Solutions. Volunteers. Establishing Community Ties. In-Service Programs and Other Education. Advancing Your Career. Self-Assessment Exam. Appendices-Activity Professional Staffing Requirements. List of Vendors. Publishers of Activity Books, Newsletters and Journals. List of Information Resources-Organizations and Groups. List of Activity Organizations. Answers to Review Questions. MDS 2.0. Glossary. Index

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sue Lanza, ACC, LNHA

Sue Lanza is employed at the Berkeley Hall Nursing Home in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.