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Government shutdown ends, but Howard Dean tells long-term care providers to expect continued gridlock

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.

Many providers fall short on hand hygiene, The Joint Commission says.

Hand washing takes a break

A third of Medicare/Medicaid-certified long-term care providers surveyed by The Joint Commission during the first half of this year didn’t meet basic hand hygiene requirements, according to recent data.

McKnight’s wins 7 more awards

For the fourth straight year, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News was named the Gold Award winner for Best News Coverage in the annual ASHPE Awards. McKnight’s also earned Gold for its Daily Update e-newsletter.

McKnight’s closed on Monday

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. There will not be a Daily Update on Monday and the office will be closed. The Daily Update will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

Six days to go: McKnight's Online Expo returns

ONE DAY TO GO: ‘Prime’ reasons to gear up for the Online Expo

The best “prime” opportunity for long-term care professionals to learn the latest information about many of the top issues in long-term care is at hand. Prime? Two days. Five free webcasts. Seven years running for the annual McKnight’s Online Expo. Appropriately, there are a lot of prime numbers associated with this year’s event, which already has shattered all previous registration record.

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