13 Alabama Skilled Nursing Centers Recognized for Quality Care Achievement

Thirteen member skilled nursing centers of the Alabama Nursing Home Association are receiving national recognition for reaching quality goals set by the American Health Care Association (AHCA).

These centers meet or exceed three or more of the goals set forth by AHCA’s Quality Initiative. […]

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New Rehab & Health Care Center Opens near Birmingham

A long-time dream became reality Thursday night as a crowd witnessed the ribbon cutting for Brookdale Place University Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

“It’s been 15 years. It’s been a long road and taken a lot of hard work by a lot of people,” Brookdale’s Executive Director Eddie Cummings said. […]

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Nursing Homes Recognized for Leadership in Health Care Improvement

Nursing homes from across Alabama gathered in Birmingham today to celebrate the accomplishments of a health care quality initiative.

The Nursing Facility Intervention (NFI) Executive Leadership Outcomes Congress held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens recognized the work of 23 nursing homes from May to October 2014. During the six-month NFI Executive Collaborative, each nursing home aimed to equip its leadership teams with the knowledge and resources to reduce avoidable hospitalizations.

At the end of the day long educational event, eight awards were handed out and five NFI best practices were presented.

The award recipients are: […]

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Redesigned Website is “Best “Source” for Nursing Home Information

The Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) today unveiled a completely redesigned website that provides news and information for people researching long term care options.

Combining visual elements with modern design, ANHA.org features articles on quality of care, community involvement of nursing home residents and news about the long term care profession. […]

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Scottsboro Nursing Home Breaks Ground for New Building

Highlands Health & Rehab broke ground on a new skilled nursing care center Friday, October 31.

The new building in Scottsboro will replace Highlands’ current location in the same city. The Jackson County Health Care Authority (JCHCA) is developing the center.

The North wing of the 50-bed skilled nursing center will contain […]

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Fall Semester Nurse Scholarship Recipients Announced

Students at a dozen community colleges across Alabama will be able to pursue a nursing career thanks to scholarships from the Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) Education Foundation.

The Alabama Nursing Home Association today announced that […]

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Q & A with 2015 Activity & Social Service Auxiliary President Katie Morgan

Katie Morgan was recently elected 2015 President of the Alabama Nursing Home Association’s Activity & Social Service Auxiliary.

Katie is Social Services Director for Dadeville Healthcare Center. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Auburn University in 2008. She and her husband have two sons.

ANHA recently sat down with Katie and asked about her plans for 2015. […]

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Activity, Social Service Leaders Elected for 2015

The Activity & Social Services Auxiliary of the Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) today elected officers to lead the group in 2015.

The new officers are:

President, Katie Morgan, Dadeville Healthcare Center, Dadeville
Vice-President, Jamie Backensto, Henry County […]

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People Travel Hundreds of Miles to Nursing Home Picnic

For over 25 years, people have made an annual pilgrimage to a city on Alabama’s eastern border.

The reason they travel so far is Phenix City Health Care’s Family Day Picnic. Its held every year on an early October Saturday.

“The event has grown to where we’ve had families come from as far away as California and Texas,” […]

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Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Attends Ribbon Cutting, Ready to Travel to Your Event

Edna Farrell, Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2014, is ready to travel the state and share the good works taking place in health care communities.

Recently, Ms. Farrell attended a ribbon cutting at […]

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