The Gerontologist as an Administrator
Both undergraduate and graduate students of gerontology will benefit from using Giordano and Rich's book as a core text for administration courses. Professors of gerontology administration will be relieved at last to have found a work that emphasizes the unique requirements of administrating older adult programs. The authors consider all three service sectors--private, public, and not-for-profit--in addressing those who are now in administration, those who aspire to be administrators, and those who will be surprised someday to be offered administrative responsibilities. Assuming a basic knowledge of gerontology, the text includes a learning experience following each chapter that allows readers to apply their knowledge of the field in a practical manner. Other special features include information on such contemporary challenges as how to use volunteers effectively, how to integrate ethics into programs for older adults, how to involve staff in administrative activities, how to make the most of public relations and fund-raising opportunities, and how to develop special projects.
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A myriad of vital concerns exist for programs that serve older adults . An overview of some of these issues ... Areas of concern discussed by Larue include elder abuse , the right to know about medical treatment , and elder isolation .
Ethical issues are complicated by concerns for the client and by the extent to which management seeks to screen prospective employees ( Levy ... Concerns for the care of the clients again are balanced with concern for the staff person .
Concern with production is achieved by development of people and gaining a commitment . • Concern for staff satisfaction . • Emphasis is placed on successes . • Assistance with personal and professional growth .
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Administering Services to Older Adults
Leadership Theory and Practice
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