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One nursing home is using the deliciously cool treat to improve health care measures and social interaction. (continue reading…)
One noticeable change is taking place in nursing homes to improve an individual’s care and quality of life.
For many years, the medical community believed it was best to place alarms on the chairs and beds used by nursing home residents at risk for falling. (continue reading…)
We eat at parties and holidays, have special dinners and menus for each season and enjoy each other’s company at meals.
By moving food to the center of resident activities, Fair Haven Retirement Center is improving two important aspects of nursing home care.
This is why Fair Haven’s “Party with Purpose” program is a 2014 Alabama’s Best Practice. (continue reading…)
Huddles are brief, concise and can happen at any moment.
Health care isn’t a game, but minutes tick off the clock just the same.
Each nursing home resident’s health situation depends on the team of caregivers’ ability to come together quickly, assess the situation concisely and prevent fumbles.
These eight skilled nursing centers were selected from the 24 submissions to present their best practice on stage before hundreds of nursing home employees from across Alabama.
Athens Rehab Center & Senior Care will present its best practice: Dementia Assessment and Management. With this initiative, the nursing home is reducing the use of antipsychotic medications used by residents diagnosed with dementia and moving to more individualized behavior management techniques. (continue reading…)
Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center in Opelika hosted the event to allow the community to formally congratulate Ms. Farrell on her accomplishment. Ms. Farrell is a resident of Arbor Springs. (continue reading…)
The honor will take place at Alabama’s Best Practices on August 28, 2014, in Birmingham.
The skilled nursing care centers will be individually recognized by their peers for developing a unique program or service that improves nursing home resident quality of life, health care practices or nursing home operations.
Each nursing home will also exhibit and provide detailed information about its best practice in the expo hall.
Here are the 16 nursing homes selected as Honorable Mention at Alabama’s Best Practices. (continue reading…)
Even less play golf to celebrate a century of life.
One Birmingham area nursing home resident recently hit the links to mark his special day. (continue reading…)
Alabama’s nursing homes continue to show improvement in customer satisfaction among both nursing home residents and their family members.
The success is highlighted in a blog post by a nationally recognized long term care researcher and the company charged with evaluating customer satisfaction in Alabama nursing homes. Read on to learn more about the improvement and see an infographic that illustrates Alabama’s success. (continue reading…)