Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care
75 Tips You Should Know
By Donna M. Reed
(Prometheus Books, Paperback, 9781591026716, 222pp.)
Publication Date: November 25, 2008
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
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.
Donna M. Reed (Kernersville, NC) worked as a nursing assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse in numerous nursing homes in California and New England. She is now an attorney and lives in North Carolina.
More than 150 writers from 40 events will gather in New York City for PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, April 28 – May 4, 2014.
For its 10th anniversary, the festival celebrates those who have dared to stand ‘on the edge,’ risking their careers, and sometimes their lives, to speak out for their art and beliefs. Join us for a wide range of events, including debates, one-on-one conversations, participatory workshops and performances in venues throughout the city. Use the code PEN14 (use PEN2014 for events at The Public Theater) and receive a 20 percent discount on most events. www.worldvoicesfestival.org