NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION 1



NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION 1

NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION 2

Nursing Home Administration

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Introduction

The National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators (NABELCA) developed five fields of practice for nursing home administration in the 1980s. As a result, administrators in the nursing home industry are increasingly able to transition between working in places like assisted living centers and life care communities. Life care community administrators earn more than their counterparts in assisted living facilities, but their incomes are on par with those of nursing home administrators.

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Implications

Even though technology can make nursing homes more efficient in terms of both patient care and management, effective leadership may be even more crucial. nursing homes require “transformational leadership,” which they define as leaders that consistently look for new solutions, know how to delegate duties effectively, and elicit feedback from others.

By coordinating the efforts of various services, software and hardware solutions may guarantee that each patient receives the individualized attention they require (Sworn & Booth, 2020). For instance, electronic health records (EHRs) facilitate communication between doctors, nurses, and other medical staff as well as between patients and their loved ones.

Challenges

In 2020, cybersecurity will still be one of the most pressing issues for healthcare administration heads. And the attackers are getting more strategic and intelligent. Health system administrators were preoccupied with COVID-19 and other urgent matters in the first half of 2020, providing cybercriminals with a window of opportunity.

Risks

Isolation and loneliness may become more pronounced at a nursing home, depending on the resident’s health. The negative consequences of social isolation and loneliness on the physical and mental health are exacerbated in the elderly, especially those with cognitive impairment.

Limitations on one’s autonomy. A major drawback of nursing home life is the loss of personal autonomy, including the right to make and act on one’s own decisions and to engage in activities of daily living. It’s possible for people living in a nursing home to feel helpless after they give up their autonomy (Thompson, 2020). Constant supervision of the elderly can be a hindrance to their freedom to pursue interests outside of work.

Opportunities

Dietitians and nutritionists in nursing homes may make sure their patients get the nourishment they need to be at their best.

For the elderly, routines will be more regimented. This means that kids will be able to engage in normal life activities like eating, bathing, and socializing during the allotted hours. Because of the routines that work for them, they will feel a lot more energized.

Taking part in physical pursuits. Residents are encouraged to participate in and get to know one another through a variety of daily social activities facilitated by medical professionals. As a result, seniors can enjoy the pleasures of social life and receive the best possible round-the-clock care.

References

Padala, S. P., Jendro, A. M., & Orr, L. C. (2020). Facetime to reduce behavioral problems in a nursing home resident with Alzheimer’s dementia during COVID-19.  Psychiatry Research,  288, 113028.

Sworn, K., & Booth, A. (2020). A systematic review of the impact of ‘missed care’in primary, community and nursing home settings.  Journal of nursing management,  28(8), 1805-1829.

Thompson, N. D., Penna, A., Eure, T. R., Bamberg, W. M., Barney, G., Barter, D., … & Magill, S. S. (2020). Epidemiology of antibiotic use for urinary tract infection in nursing home residents.  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association,  21(1), 91-96.


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