ANHA Home 2018-01-01T22:09:14+00:00

Several Nursing Homes Maintain Quality Goal, More Achieve the Standard

March 20th, 2018|

It’s one thing to achieve excellence. It’s another thing to sustain it over a long period of time. Sustaining excellence is exactly what many Alabama nursing homes are doing as part of the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. (more…)

Alabama Nursing Homes Recognized for Quality Achievement, New Goals Set for 2021

March 13th, 2018|

Outstanding Alabama nursing homes were recognized today at a national health care quality event in New Orleans, Louisiana. (more…)

Inspired to Help Others: Celebrating Long-Term Care Administrator’s Week

March 12th, 2018|

While he was in college, Brandon Upshaw’s great-grandmother became ill and needed to live in a nursing home. It was a difficult time for him and his mother and grandmother. This inspired Brandon to want to help families who need answers and support when choosing a skilled nursing care center for their loved one. (more…)

Senior support propels Ramsay basketball team, but not in the way you think

March 7th, 2018|

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr., Alabama NewsCenter

Brooke Kyle plays forward and center on the Ramsay girls basketball team. Thursday, the junior was making the call, not for a play on the basketball court but calling the numbers in a bingo game for senior residents at neighboring South Health and Rehabilitation. (more…)

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…)