Nursing Homes: Getting good care there, by Sarah Green Burger, Virginia Fraser, Sara Hunt and Barbara Frank.  This book is a Consumer Action Manual prepared by The National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform.  The book, published in 1996, has chapters on residents’ rights, assessment and care planning, the 7 most common problems in care, and problem solving: being your own advocate.  The list price is $ 13.95 and it can be purchased by calling (800) 2-IMPACT.  It is published by American Source Books: A Division of Impact Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 1094, San Luis Obispo, California  93406.


“Treating Pressure Sores”  This little pamphlet (23 pages) is an excellent treatment and informative guide to this important problem medical problem experienced by many residents in nursing homes.  It is published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Public Health Service Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.  For information and to get copies of the pamphlet call (800) 358-9295 or write to AHCPR Publications Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 8547, Silver Springs, MD   20907.  The publication number is 95-0654.

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