Table of Contents

Home care.
Assisted living and residential care.
Nursing facilities.
The role of practitioners and the medical director.
Common clinical conditions in long-term care.
Acute changes in condition.
Health maintenance and prevention.
Integrating palliative care into practice.
Weight and nutrition.
Wound care.
Dementia, delirium, and depression.
Ethical and legal issues.
Caring for families.
Documentation and coding.
Medication management in long-term care.
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