Leading the Way: 88 Years Old and Still Going Strong

January 28th, 2016|

To celebrate the Alabama Nursing Home Association’s 65th anniversary, we’re highlighting unique individuals who’ve dedicated their life to long-term care and their involvement in our organization. In this article, we shine a spotlight on the 88-year-old Rev. George Jackson. He’s the oldest active nursing home administrator in Alabama and arrives bright and early for work at 6:00 a.m. each day. […]

National Nursing Home Week 2016 Theme Announced

January 26th, 2016|

Located in big cities and small towns all across the country, each nursing home is an active community. The centers are filled with residents, rehab patients, families, volunteers and health care professionals who share the bond of caring. […]

Another Success Story for Thomasville

January 21st, 2016|

The City of Thomasville is often called southwest Alabama’s success story because of its economic development track record. Now, the town of 4,200 people can boast of having one of Alabama’s highest rated nursing homes when it recruits new industries. […]

Enhancing Quality of Life: Celebrating Activity Professionals Week

January 19th, 2016|

Activity professionals play a key role in enhancing a nursing home resident’s overall quality of life. Unknown to many is how much more in-depth the job is than planning events and recreation services. In recognition of National Activity Professionals Week, the Alabama Nursing Home Association interviewed two long-time activity directors. […]

6 Steps for a Successful Care Transition from a Hospital

January 14th, 2016|

By: Care Conversations Trips to the hospital can be a disrupting experience for aging adults. For nursing home residents, hospitalization may lead to a loss of independence upon return to the community. Fortunately, nursing home staff are committed to safely reducing repeat hospitalizations for residents. […]

Opelika Skilled Nursing Center Earns High Marks from State Inspectors

January 12th, 2016|

East Alabama Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility earned a perfect score on its most recent inspection by the Alabama Department of Public Health. […]

A Letter from the Heart

January 7th, 2016|

The family member of an Alabama nursing home resident sent a heartfelt letter to ANHA President and CEO Bill O’Connor on December 31, 2015. Richard Foster wants Mr. O’Connor and others to know about the skilled and compassionate medical care his sister receives at a nursing home in […]

Celebrating 65 Years of Leading the Way

January 5th, 2016|

The Alabama Nursing Home Association is celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2016. The theme, 65 Years of Leading the Way, acknowledges ANHA’s leadership in improving Alabama’s long-term health care services. […]

Top Stories of 2015, #1-5

December 17th, 2015|

Covering everything from personal stories to quality award winners, these articles were the top five most viewed on ANHA.org in 2015. While the topics vary, the common thread that binds them together is showing how Alabama nursing homes provide compassionate care to the people they serve. […]

State Veterans Home Opens Major Expansion

December 16th, 2015|

Veterans, state officials and health care professionals recently cut the ribbon on a major expansion and renovation of Bill Nichols State Veterans Home in Alex City. When visitors drive up to the home they’ll notice an […]