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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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Additional Staff Training Must Accompany the Increasing Complexity of Care
June 22, 2009 9:48 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Click here to read Brian's column " Gerotalk " on the ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management Web site. According to AHCA, many long-term care organizations are increasing the levels of services they provide: More than 36 companies are adding rehabilitation 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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Matching Residents to Facility Resources
August 29, 2008 10:41 AM by Brian Garavaglia
It is no surprise to anyone who works in health care that census is always a critical issue for long-term care facilities. This especially is an important focus for many skilled nursing care facilities. As more assisted living facilities are now taking Read More...
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Can Apples & Oranges Be Compared?
June 30, 2008 10:20 AM by Brian Garavaglia
The Bush administration advocated the need to rate nursing homes on a similar ranking system to that found in the hotel and restaurant industry. At first blush this seems an intuitively simple and consumer friendly system. Why not have consumers that 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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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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