Difference Makers: Dental Students Give Nursing Home Residents a Reason to Smile

This story will put a smile on your face.

Alabama dental students are gaining hands on experience at Fair Haven Retirement Community in Birmingham. […]

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Never Too Old for Santa Claus

How old is too old to believe in Santa Claus?

Eight years old? Eleven years old? Thirteen years old?

How about 102 years old?

That’s the age of the oldest person at a nursing home where everyone was excited to see jolly old Saint Nick. […]

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Nursing Home Grants Heartfelt Christmas Wish

An Alabama woman had a simple Christmas wish – for her husband to stand and give her a hug for the first time in several years.

Thanks to a nursing home, that wish became reality.

Our story begins in June 2010 when […]

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Our Favorite Christmas Card

Our office receives a lot of Christmas cards. Some make us laugh while others cause us to stop and think. We receive cards from our member nursing homes, vendors, politicians, you name it.

This year, one particular card caught our eye and pulled on our heart strings.

The card features a  […]

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Important Work Leads Nursing Center to Continue High Quality Care

About a year ago, Haleyville Health & Rehab Center celebrated a high quality health care achievement amid the sorrow of losing its long-time leader.

The skilled nursing care center earned a “deficiency free” health survey shortly after its administrator, Curt Wasson, passed away. You can read more about that here.

Today, a new leader is on board and the team continues the commitment to quality health care. […]

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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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