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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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Teams or Groups: What Do You Have in Your Organization?
December 21, 2009 3:34 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Organizations have undertaken considerable effort to institute teams within the workplace. Since teams can bring a level of productivity that often fails to exist on the individual level, many managerial consultants have emphasized the implementation Read More...
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The Importance of Selecting Good People
August 18, 2009 10:00 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Click here to read Brian's column " Gerotalk " on the ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management Web site. One of the important needs of an administrator is to select people that are well-rounded, and knowledgeable in their skills. One of the important duties Read More...
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Organizational Lines of Authority & Administrative Success
January 28, 2009 8:15 AM by Brian Garavaglia
One of the most important features for organizational success is making sure that the lines of authority are well delineated. Organizational charts within nursing facilities should be quite explicit and larger companies should also make sure that this Read More...
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Problem Personalities can Lead to Workplace Turmoil
April 29, 2008 12:58 PM by Brian Garavaglia
We are all quite different, and all of us come to the workplace setting with different personalities. Long-term care is no different. It brings individuals of different skills, education levels, temperaments, and in particular personality types to the Read More...
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GroupThink as an Impediment Toward Team Decision Making
March 6, 2008 2:40 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Health care administration is not an easy job. Decisions have to be made and often these decisions rely on more than just one person. In the long-term care environment many decisions are made within a team framework. The administrator, along with the Read More...
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Conditions of Certainty, Uncertainty, and Risk in Organizational Decision-Making in Long Term Health Care
February 28, 2008 12:37 PM by Brian Garavaglia
The level of information that one has to makes decisions in health care settings often differs dramatically in any one situation. Decisions are often incumbent on the level of information that is available to the decision makers. Administrators face these Read More...
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Management Style in Long-Term Care: Does One Correct Approach Exist?
February 5, 2008 12:39 PM by Brian Garavaglia
A very common question that is often posed to me is, ”What type of leadership or management style do you have?” The question is often posed as if there is one correct style that exists. Moreover, there has been a substantial amount of studies done on Read More...
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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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