Nursing Home Administration

Nursing Home Administration



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Now in its eighth edition, Nursing Home Administration remains the authoritative textbook detailing the nursing facility administrator role, what they do, how they think, and how they lead. By breaking down the art of administration into its basic, need-to-know tasks—forecasting, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling quality, innovating, and marketing—this text provides the essential context for managing and leading nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. Thoroughly updated to include the four domains of practice as put forth by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) for 2022 licensure examination and beyond, this textbook is complete with essential context for the domains and associated competencies to better prepare students for the required NAB examination.

With revised sections addressing new federal regulations and laws affecting the field, best practices in residential care, and refreshed examples and cases, this text continues to set students up for success in working as a nursing facility administrator. Updated sections address changes within the residential care continuum, provide further information on patient-driven payment models and value-based care, and inform current practices for marketing and controlling quality within the long-term care facility. Chapter boxes reflect common pitfalls in practice while real-life case studies and critical thinking exercises, including a "What Do I Do Now?" section that concludes all chapters, encourage students to consider challenges they may experience in the field. In addition to updated domains of practice—care, services, and supports; operations; environmental and quality; and leadership and strategy—the book describes how core components fit together.

New to the Eighth Edition:

  • Includes the updated 2022 domains of practice as they relate to the licensing examination standards of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)
  • Replete with information on new federal laws, requirements, and regulations including links to important resources such as the Minimum Data Set 3.0
  • Provides insight into the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has and will create for managing a long-term care facility
  • Introduces Common Pitfalls in Practice sections and "What Do I Do Now?" boxes in each chapter, designed to spark critical thinking and discussion
  • Updated figures, tables, and references throughout

Key Features:

  • Provides an in-depth discussion of nursing facility administration
  • Utilizes current data of nursing facility administration and skilled nursing care within the context of the larger long-term care field
  • Case studies throughout the textbook address real-world situations and experiences for administrators and managers in nursing facility administration and skilled nursing care
  • Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers
  • Qualified Instructors can gain access to the book's accompanying Instructor's Manual


Michael Mileski, DC, MPH, MHA, MSHEd, LNFA, FACHCA: