Current Clinical Practice

Long-Term Care Medicine

A Pocket Guide

Editors: Fenstemacher, Pamela A., Winn, Peter A. (Eds.)

  • Practical, easy-to-read guide
  • Designed to enhance the clinical care and quality of life of residents in a long-term care facility
  • Written by experts in long-term care medicine
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About this book

Long-Term Care Medicine: A Pocket Guide lessens the uncertainty involved in caring for patients in a long-term care facility. This practical pocket guide is divided into four sections: Introduction, Common Clinical Conditions, Psychosocial Aspects, and Special Issues in Long-Term Care. The chapters address all the varied components of the LTC system as well as how to take care of the patients and residents living within it. The contributors to this easy-to-read guide are passionate about LTC and many have worked within the American Medical Directors Association to create and disseminate a knowledge base for practitioners. Long-Term Care Medicine: A Pocket Guide is an invaluable resource for clinicians, practitioners, and educators who are seeking to optimize the care and living experience of residents in LTC by providing resident-centered care as well as resident choice, well-being, dignity, and an improved quality of life.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Its purpose it to provide a compact, thorough guide to medical care in a variety of long-term care settings. These are indeed worthy objectives and the authors succeed handsomely in all regards. … The audience is practitioners and trainees of long-term care medicine. … This is an excellent and very well-edited book. … The approach to caring for the families of long-term care patients is particularly strong and filled with useful advice. … This book is the front porch light of that house.” (David O. Staats, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2011)

“Fenstemacher and Winn together with 20 knowledgeable contributors have produced this splendid, concise, inexpensive little book … . address all the varied components of the long-term care system whether for remaining at home or for living within institutions, maintaining their happiness, self-respect, and quality of life, all the way through.” (William H. Wehrmacher, Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 2011)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Home Care

    Salinas, Robert

    Pages 3-14

  • Assisted Living and Residential Care

    Haimowitz, Daniel

    Pages 15-36

  • Nursing Facilities

    Stefanacci, Richard G.

    Pages 37-54

  • The Role of Practitioners and the Medical Director

    Levenson, Steven A.

    Pages 55-71

  • Common Clinical Conditions in Long-Term Care

    Pandya, Naushira

    Pages 75-121

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-142-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Long-Term Care Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Pocket Guide
Editors
  • Pamela A. Fenstemacher
  • Peter A. Winn
Series Title
Current Clinical Practice
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-142-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-142-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 351
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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