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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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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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The Nursing Home Rating System Revisited
January 19, 2009 10:55 AM by Brian Garavaglia
In my June 30, 2008 blog post " Can Apples and Oranges be Compared ?" I wrote about the anticipated implementation of the nursing home rating system that the federal government was going to introduce. Since that time the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 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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Do Politicians Understand That Long-Term Care is Part of the Health Care System?
March 13, 2008 3:17 PM by Brian Garavaglia
During this year, a year in which our country will elect a new President, health care has become an important part of the agenda. Liz Rosto in her post entitled Decision 08 , writes about the issue of heath care and the apparent lack of emphasis given Read More...
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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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