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JoyceBeckJoyce Beck didn’t plan on a career in long term care. She was happily raising her son and daughter.

Then one day, her mother, who worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Haleyville Health & Rehab Center, called and said the nursing home needed some part-time help in a dietary department.

“I said I would try it,” Joyce recalls. “Two weeks after I went to work, the dietary manager quit and the administrator asked if I would take it. I’ve been here ever since.” (continue reading…)

house3Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) members today elected officers for 2015 at the association’s Annual Meeting in Birmingham.

The incoming officers are: (continue reading…)

JacksonDonationElsie Jones is an artistic lady.

She’s worked with ceramics for a number of years and learned how to paint and make jewelry when she moved to Jackson Health Care Facility.

She recently put those talents to good use when she learned a young relative, Matt Bryan, was diagnosed with cancer. (continue reading…)

Northway2A Jefferson County nursing home earned two designations to mark the high quality of care it provides.

The recognitions come from both the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the federal government.

After a very thorough and demanding annual survey, ADPH inspectors found that (continue reading…)

EIA-bannerThirteen Alabama nursing homes earned the 2013-2014 Excellence in Action award from My InnerView by National Research Corporation.

This honor recognizes long term care and senior living organizations that achieve the highest levels of satisfaction excellence, as demonstrated by overall resident or employee satisfaction scores that fall within the top 10 percent of the My InnerView product database, the largest in the U.S.

All of the winners are members of the Alabama Nursing Home Association.

The winners are: (continue reading…)

BPOakTrace2Several hundred nursing home caregivers from across Alabama gathered in Birmingham for Alabama’s Best Practices 2014.

The event featured presentations from eight nursing homes.

Fifty-six employees were honored for a combined 687 years of service in long term care.

Here’s a photo gallery from the fun and educational day. (continue reading…)

Thomasville1Staff at Thomasville Health Care & Rehab Center knew some of the resident rooms needed a makeover.

Instead of a normal renovation, Thomasville decided to have little fun with the project.

The called the completion “Flip This Room” and modeled it after the popular HGTV show “Flip This House.” (continue reading…)

OakTrace1editOne Birmingham area nursing home is partnering with several groups to bring back memories for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Oak Trace Care & Rehab Center in Bessemer uses the “Music and Memory” program to help residents in its memory care area find “a happier place or time” by listening to music. This leads to improvements in (continue reading…)

Hanceville1What is more contagious than a cough or sneeze?

What relaxes the whole body?

What promotes an overall sense of well being?

Give up? The answer is… (continue reading…)

Folsom5Did you know eating ice cream can improve your health?

You read that correctly.

One nursing home is using the deliciously cool treat to improve health care measures and social interaction. (continue reading…)

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