Book Description: Until the refreshed standards take effect July 1, 2013, the standards in the 2012 Standards for Long Term Care will remain in effect. Organizations that are scheduled for survey in the first half of 2013 may choose this option for their go-to accreditation resource. The 2012 Standards for Long Term Care can help you quickly and easily find the standards and scoring information you need. It puts the latest accreditation requirements, policies, and procedures at your fingertips and includes scoring information at every element of performance. Handy color-coded tabs allow you to find exactly what you need when you need it: the 2012 standards, elements of performance, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements for long term care organizations; and updated accreditation process chapter, which includes the 2012 accreditation decision rules. This portable book makes a perfect reference guide-handy in meetings, for orientation and training, and as a practical overview of the Joint Commission's accreditation requirements for all your staff! If you'd prefer an updatable manual, consider the 2013 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Long Term Care.