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Barfield1Lending a hand to a neighbor in need is a way of life in Alabama.

It’s that spirit of giving that led people living and working in two north Alabama nursing homes to help charitable causes in their communities. (continue reading…)

LocatorMapA new interactive map allows consumers to easily locate Alabama nursing homes.

Users can search by city or zip code to find nursing homes in a specific geographic area. You can also search by the name of the nursing home.

Clicking on a map “pin” displays the nursing home’s contact information and provides a link to more details.

Website visitors can also see a list of nursing homes ranked by city by scrolling down the page.

The facility locator is part of the Alabama Nursing Home Association’s commitment to providing a robust web presence.

“This completes the transformation of our website into the best destination for information about Alabama nursing homes,” ANHA President Frank Brown said. “People looking for rehab, respite and skilled nursing care can locate a facility that meets their needs, and learn about the great things taking place in our homes. I appreciate our partners making this valuable member benefit and consumer resource a reality.”

The facility locator is made possible by the Alabama Nursing Home Association’s partnership with Gericare Medical Supply and Senior Care Pharmacy.

You can view the facility locator at facilitylocator.anha.org.

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AHCA QI logoOver the past two years, Alabama nursing homes safely reduced the off-label use of antipsychotic medications by 18%. Surpassing the nationwide goal of a 15% reduction.

The nationwide goal is part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) Quality Initiative. (continue reading…)

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…)

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