12 Alabama Nursing Homes Earn Customer Satisfaction Award

September 1st, 2015|

A dozen Alabama Nursing Home Association members received the 2014-2015 Excellence in Action award from My InnerView by National Research Corporation. […]

Photo Gallery: Alabama’s Best Practices 2015

August 31st, 2015|

More than 400 nursing home employees and residents from across attended Alabama’s Best Practices 2015.

The event featured presentations from seven nursing homes, and 71 nursing homes employees were honored for a combined 1,102 years of service in long term care. […]

Walk, Roll and Raise Awareness

August 26th, 2015|

For most of the year Oak Trace Care & Rehab and Terrace Oaks Care & Rehab, which share a campus in Bessemer, are friendly rivals. But each October for the past five years Oak Trace and Terrace Oaks have put their rivalry aside for a good cause. […]

Love of Art Brings Two Sets of Seniors Together

August 25th, 2015|

You might think that high school seniors and the “senior” residents of a nursing home wouldn’t have much in common. Well you would be wrong. In Auburn it’s a love of art that brings together some residents of Oak Park Nursing Home and senior art students from Lee Scott Academy for what they call “Senior to Senior.” […]

Communicating with People Unable to Speak

August 24th, 2015|

Each nursing home resident has a right to be heard and understood.

However, communication is often difficult because many resident have physical or mental disabilities that limit their ability to speak. […]

We Can Do It: Nursing Home Residents Lead the Way

August 21st, 2015|

It has been said great leaders don’t get other people to follow them. They empower others to lead.

That’s the frame of reference Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center used to develop the “We Can Do It!” program. […]

Club Provides Social Outlet for Men Living in Nursing Home

August 20th, 2015|

You know the meaning of the old saying “boys will be boys.” The desire boys have to develop friendships with each other doesn’t fade when they become men.

This is why a northwest Alabama nursing home created a unique club to meet the social needs for its male residents and develop a strong bond with the community. […]

Better Health, One Scoop at a Time

August 19th, 2015|

Eating ice cream can improve your health. Yes…you read that correctly.

One nursing home uses this delicious treat to improve health and boost social interaction. […]

Bridging Generation, Communication Gaps

August 18th, 2015|

These days, multiple generations of people live and work in Alabama nursing homes.

The need to bridge generation gaps and foster communication led one nursing home to put a new spin on social media. […]

A Person-Centered Approach to Medication

August 17th, 2015|

Nursing homes are constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of residents and improve the delivery of medical care. […]