Did You Wash Your Hands?

hand-washingAccording to The Joint Commission, 33% of Medicare/Medicaid-certified long-term care providers are failing to meet basic hand-washing guidelines. As the poster says, we all know better. Dirty hands spread disease.

Five common ways germs are spread:

  • Nose, mouth, or eyes to hands to others
  • Hands to food
  • Food to hands to food
  • Infected child to hands to other children:
  • Animals to people when hands pet animals or touch surfaces they come into contact with

Start a hand hygiene campaign in your community. Free and low-cost resources are available from:

The Joint Commission

Centers from Disease Control

Your State Department of Health

About Cindy Heilman

Cindy is the founder and owner of Kind Dining®, which she began in 2006. She’s traveled across the country and Canada working with and training senior living communities that want to create an exceptional dining experience for their residents and staff. In addition, she certifies select professionals in her Kind Dining® philosophy and provides tools, now in an eLearning format, that make learning stick and help people put insights into action. As a result of her work, clients often share their staff has a new sense of purpose, get along better and keep their focus and energy on what matters most. In fact, she wrote a book, Hospitality for Boomers on how to attract residents and keep good team members. In her free time, she enjoys walking Oregon trails and cheering on her favorite soccer teams, the Portland Thorns and Timbers.

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