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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Integration of management and leadership skills and abilities is essential for effective administration of service organizations ( Giordano , 1996 ) . The level of administration and the area of function may require a particular mix ...
might require different approaches to management . For example , the geriatric unit in a hospital could require a highly structured , more classical approach because of external regulatory requirements , while the gerontology department ...
Applications for grant funds are made in accordance with grantor published guidelines , must follow a required format , and usually require an evaluation ( Skidmore , 1995 ) . Adherence to the detailed expectations of the funding source ...
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Administering Services to Older Adults
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