The Comprehensive Guide to Nursing Home Administration, Second Edition

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The Comprehensive Guide to Nursing Home Administration, Second Edition

Brian Garavaglia, PhD, FACHCA

Nursing home administrators have a multitude of responsibilities in running a compliant and efficient facility. The Comprehensive Guide to Nursing Home Administration, Second Edition, is a complete desk reference that encompasses the knowledge and guidance administrators need.

This updated edition provides insight into resident care regulations, facility reimbursement, and the clinical and rehabilitative elements of skilled nursing services. Author Brian Garavaglia, PhD, FACHCA, details the roles and responsibilities of nursing home administrators, and professionals both new and seasoned can test their knowledge with the accompanying quizzes.

Plus, this book can be used as a study guide to prepare for the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) exam. The accompanying e-book contains over 1,200 practice questions, plus an answer key. The questions are separated by chapter to allow readers to test their knowledge on each section of the book. In addition, a final test is available that is approved by the NAB for 16.75 CEUs.

This guide will help nursing home administrators:

  • Clearly define the roles and responsibilities of every staff member in the nursing home
  • Reduce nursing home staff turnover through effective hiring and training practices
  • Achieve regulatory compliance through implementation of appropriate policies and procedures
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the MDS 3.0, RUG-IV, and SNF reimbursement to maintain their facility’s financial viability
  • Comply with CMS regulations and Medicare reimbursement guidelines through easy-to-understand descriptions and analysis

Continuing Education:

This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 16.75 clock hours and 16.75 participant hours.

About the Author:

Brian Garavaglia, PhD, FACHCA, is a healthcare administrator and college instructor who has worked for more than 25 years within the acute, subacute, and long-term care settings and has served in the industry as a program director, consultant, and clinician. Garavaglia has been a graduate medical education lecturer for family care and internal medicine residents, providing education on dementia, cognitive changes as part of the aging process, and other mental health issues related to older adults. He is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Administrators.

Published: January 2017

Page count: 442
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-68308-184-5

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Nursing Home Administration

Chapter 2: The Language of the Healthcare Culture: Biological and Psychosocial Aspects of Aging

Chapter 3: Long-Term Care Management Personnel

Chapter 4: Long-Term Care Nonmanagement Personnel

Chapter 5: Management and Organizational Structure Within Healthcare

Chapter 6: Environmental Management and Building Operations

Chapter 7: Human Resources: Managing Personnel

Chapter 8: Infection Control and Sanitation

Chapter 9: The Regulatory Environment

Chapter 10: Addendum Regarding Additional Information on Consolidated Billing, the Prospective Payment System, and the MDS

Chapter 11: Finance and Budgeting