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Social Workers Adapt to Meet the Unique Needs of Nursing Home Residents

March 5th, 2018|

March is National Social Work Month. To highlight the important role of social workers in long-term and post-acute care, ANHA interviewed Lynn Smith, LBSW, Social Services at Talladega Health & Rehab. In our conversation, Smith described different ways a social worker can serve the various types of individuals who live in nursing homes. (more…)

A Rural Health Care Success Story

February 28th, 2018|

Camden is a crossroads in rural southwest Alabama. It’s 40 or more miles from the surrounding, larger towns. You’ll have to travel further to reach a metropolitan area. (more…)

A Night to Remember for Eufaula’s Seniors

February 27th, 2018|

By Linda Brannon, Alabama NewsCenter

Thinking of senior prom usually brings to mind high school. But recently, more than 70 residents of Crowne Health Care of Eufaula donned their party attire and attended a Mardi Gras-themed senior prom in their honor. (more…)

Nursing Home Administrator Named Citizen of the Year in Piedmont

February 21st, 2018|

By Sherry Kughn, The Piedmont Journal

Piedmont Healthcare Center’s administrator, Sandra Keener, often refers to patients and employees in the assisted living and nursing facility she oversees as “my patients” and “my employees.” She takes patient care and employee education personally. (more…)

VIDEO: College Students Improve Social Interaction of Nursing Home Residents

February 20th, 2018|

Research and activities coordinated by college students are improving the social interaction for residents of Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center in Opelika. (more…)

Staff Members Receive Special Training to Care for People Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Dementia

February 15th, 2018|

By Alden Kizer

It often begins as simply as forgetting where you left your car keys. Over time, Alzheimer’s or dementia progresses until an individual can no longer care for themselves.

With an aging population, there’s a growing need for specialized care for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. (more…)

Q & A with 2018 Activity & Social Service Auxiliary President Endya Gibbs

February 5th, 2018|

From the confidence she displays speaking to several hundred people, you’d never know Endya Gibbs was once a nervous new professional. She’ll be the first to tell you she’s come a long way. Gibbs’ successful journey now includes (more…)

National Nursing Home Week is now National Skilled Nursing Care Week

January 30th, 2018|

There’s a new name and a new theme for one of the most important weeks of the year for nursing homes. (more…)

A Day in the Life of an Activity Professional

January 22nd, 2018|

January 21-27 is National Activity Professionals Week. We’re paying tribute to the Activity Director and Activity Assistants that work in Alabama nursing homes by taking you through an “average” day.

Debra Brock is Activity Director at River City Center in Decatur, and is 2018 Vice-President of the ANHA Activity & Social Service Auxiliary. In this article, she takes you on a minute-by-minute journey on one of her work days. (more…)

A Unique Search and Rescue Mission

January 16th, 2018|

By Steve Downs

Sometimes what begins as a simple act of charity becomes much more meaningful for the recipient and the giver. That’s what happened when a business looking to give back to its community made a profound impact on a local veteran and nursing home resident. (more…)