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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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More Changes in LTC Populations
February 22, 2011 3:26 PM by Brian Garavaglia
In previous blogs I have spoken about the changing trends in nursing homes. One of the trends I have mentioned is the increasing number of residents in nursing homes who are in the young adult and middle adult ages. This is adding to the complexity of Read More...
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The Next Culture Change
March 23, 2010 9:05 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Read my latest Gerotalk web column - " The Culture, She is Changing " - on www.advanceweb.com/ltc . How do you think the influz of baby boomers will affect your community and how are you preparing for it? Read More...
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We Still Have A long Way To Go
November 19, 2008 1:24 PM by Brian Garavaglia
With all the changes that nursing homes have undergone during the last 20 years, we still have a considerable way to go. Even with nursing home reform that started slightly over 20 years ago, especially the movement to make the nursing home environment Read More...
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The Social and Economic Impact of Census and Resident Mix in Long-term Care
January 30, 2008 4:01 PM by Brian Garavaglia
The long-term care landscape has changed and will continue to change. One of the greatest changes that have been found in long-term care is in census, or the residents that are found in long-term care, often referred to as resident mix. As census has Read More...
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Hot Button Topic: Is the Type of Nursing Home Ownership Important?
January 22, 2008 10:27 AM by Brian Garavaglia
A recent September 2007 New York Times article entitled, At Many Homes, More Profit and Less Nursing , discussed the issue of profit and ownership, especially by private equity firms. This article especially was quite critical of many companies that reduce Read More...
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Root Cause Analysis—Starting Out With A Problem, Part I
December 11, 2007 4:26 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Nursing care facilities are faced with a myriad of problems daily. In addition, solving problems in nursing care facilities is often far from simple solutions. However, those that work in long-term care administration have often heard of the phrase-looking Read More...
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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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