Government shutdown ends, but Howard Dean tells long-term care providers to expect continued gridlockOctober 17, 2013
A deal originating in the Senate has restored federal government funding and raised the nation's debt ceiling, ending a 16-day government shutdown that threatened senior services programs and nursing facilities. However, the underlying problems that led to the crisis are not likely to be resolved soon, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean recently told McKnight's.
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The West Virginia woman who robbed a nursing home at gunpoint back in May while dressed as a clown pleaded guilty this week.
Even in generosity, it seems, nursing homes can't catch a break. The headlines imply as much.