The Comprehensive Manual for Nursing Home Administration, Third Edition

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The Comprehensive Manual for Nursing Home Administration, Third Edition

Nursing home administrators have a multitude of responsibilities in running a compliant and efficient facility. The Comprehensive Manual for Nursing Home Administration, Third 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, details the roles and responsibilities of nursing home administrators for professionals both new and seasoned.

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, PDPM, 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

Published: January 2020

Page count: 486
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-64535-008-8

About the Author

Dr. Brian Garavaglia is a healthcare administrator, gerontologist, and college instructor who has worked for more than 30 years within the acute, subacute, and long-term care settings.  He has also worked as an older adult program director, consultant, clinician, and lecturer in graduate medical education for family care and internal medicine residents related to issues of the aging patient in health care.  He holds a particular interest in the area of older adults and long-term health care.  

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: Consolidated Billing, the Prospective Payment System, and the MDS and PDPM

Chapter 11: Finance and Budgeting