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What Needs to be Done to Improve Nursing Home Care
January 28, 2015 9:30 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Over two decades ago the report from the Institute of Medicine (IoM) led the way for monumental changes to take place within the nursing home industry. The report of the IoM basically stated that nursing homes needed significant reform and that it was Read More...
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A Simple Piece of String Can Enhance Your Life
December 8, 2014 10:52 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Living longer. Many individuals are often attempting to find some fountain of youth that can enhance their lives. Commercials and advertisements abound with supposed remedies that will increase one's life. Yet, a very simple technique that dentists have Read More...
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Finding the Problem: Avoiding the Misguided Search
October 30, 2014 11:11 AM by Brian Garavaglia
One of the buzzwords in long-term care is looking for the "root-cause" for various problems that arise. Many of these "root-cause" searches are often based on resident care. Others are often facility-based, especially related to financial information, Read More...
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Can Jellyfish Hold the Secret to the Fountain of Youth?
October 22, 2014 2:06 PM by Brian Garavaglia
The fountain of youth and eternal life has been something that has been sought and spoken about for a number of years. We still often hear the term, "anti-aging" used in reference to various types of supplements that are frequently advertised, as if using Read More...
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One Half of Commonly Prescribed Medications Increase Falls Among the Elderly
September 3, 2014 11:26 AM by Brian Garavaglia
The European Journal of Public Health has found some important news: Many medications prescribed to the elderly may potentially lead to more harm due to falls, which subsequently can lead to certain life-threatening injuries. It was found that one-half Read More...
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Older Adults are Feeling Younger
April 30, 2014 10:00 AM by Brian Garavaglia
In a recent survey, when centenarians were asked how old they felt, they stated they felt approximately 17 years younger, on average 83 years of age. Also, when those who were 65 years of age were surveyed on how old they felt, they said they felt on Read More...
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Integrating a Person-Environment Perspective
January 28, 2010 11:32 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Nursing facilities have come a long way from the custodial environments that were dominant in many care settings some years ago. With recent regulations averring the need for nursing facilities to be more homelike environments, many nursing facilities Read More...
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What Can Long-Term Care Learn From Enron?
March 30, 2009 1:01 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Today, most people are familiar with the story of Enron. A company that was once looked at as one of the exemplary companies in the United States became a buzzword for corruption and mismanagement. Although the problems that came to eventually destroy Read More...
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Changing Brains
December 31, 2008 10:46 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Are you paying enough attention to your residents' cognitive wellness? Read my latest column on the ADVANCE Web site . Read More...
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Dealing with Problem Work Behaviors in Long-Term Care
May 13, 2008 12:17 PM by Brian Garavaglia
In the previous article, Problem Personalities can Lead to Workplace Turmoil, a few major personalities and their resultant issues were examined. This paper looks at personality problems, their behaviors, and how to address these issues in long-term care Read More...
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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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