Ashley Carman

Ashley Carman

Editorial Intern

Ashley Carman is McKnight's editorial intern. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2013.

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Dementia patients face risk  of urinary, fecal incontinence

Dementia patients face risk of urinary, fecal incontinence

Seniors with dementia are two to three times more likely to have urinary incontinence and four times more likely to have fecal incontinence, according to a new study.

Hand washing takes a break

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.

C. diff results stay the same

High and low dosages of a popular antibiotic are equally good at combating Clostridium difficile infections, according to a new study.

Biggest losers

Biggest losers

Providers reveal strategies for reducing unneccessary antipsychotics use for residents with dementia, and meeting industry-wide medication reduction goals

Admin earn $95K, while DONs top $82K

Admin earn $95K, while DONs top $82K

SNF administrators are seeing the biggest hike, although all nursing home staff saw increases in their paychecks this year. Yet economists warn the trend might not stick around.

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