Successful administrators of long-term care facilities are caring men and women who enjoy working with people and providing for the welfare and comfort of their residents. Many, but not all, of these caring individuals come from backgrounds that have direct patient contact. Few are engineers. Most administrators have little or no experience in the “hard sciences” of engineering and lack any significant knowledge in maintaining the physical part of their long-term care facility. Insulation “R-Factors”, plumbing “P”-traps, and heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems are as foreign to the average administrator as speaking a foreign language…. and to many… more boring!!! Increase your understanding of the various aspects of facility maintenance.