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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…)

Nursing Home Helps Save a Rural Senior Citizen Center

December 8th, 2017|

A call for help rang out from deep inside Alabama’s wiregrass. The senior citizen center in Haleburg was in danger of closing because of a budget shortfall. Town officials said the center needed $5,000 by December 31 or it would have to shut the doors. (more…)

Dozens of Alabama Nursing Homes Achieve Health Care Quality Goals

December 4th, 2017|

Sixty Alabama nursing homes are receiving national recognition for reaching quality goals. The acknowledgement comes from the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) Quality Initiative Recognition Program. It recognizes skilled nursing care centers for their individual work to achieve AHCA’s Quality Initiative goals. (more…)

Christmas Gift Ideas for Nursing Home Residents

November 29th, 2017|

Santa is making a list and checking it twice. What about you? Are you working on a Christmas gift list? Do you need help selecting the perfect for gift for a friend or loved one who lives in a nursing home?

Before you rush out the door or click over to your favorite shopping website, here’s a helpful list of gift ideas from experts who work in Alabama nursing homes. (more…)

Marking a Major Milestone on the Transformation Journey

November 20th, 2017|

It’s August 11, 2005. The hot summer sun is bearing down outside. Inside, a group of volunteers are gathered around a table. They’re concerned about the future of their organization. Finally, a leader speaks up and draws a figurative line in the sand. (more…)

Recreating the past prepares a nursing home for the future

November 15th, 2017|

A year long journey to modernize a rural nursing home ended with a step back in time. Black and white tile floors, chrome chairs trimmed with teal colored vinyl, a juke box and a full-service soda fountain remind visitors of a simpler time. (more…)

2018 Activity & Social Service Auxiliary Leaders Elected

November 2nd, 2017|

The Activity & Social Services Auxiliary of the Alabama Nursing Home Association today elected officers to lead the group in 2018. (more…)

In the Spotlight: 10 Alabama Nursing Homes Receive National Quality Awards

October 17th, 2017|

Bright lights. Big stage. Blaring music. A rock concert? Well…kind of.

The event is one of the largest gatherings of the long-term and post-acute care profession. The stars are nurses and administrators who are leading their nursing homes to the top of the charts in health care quality. (more…)

Video: Why is Advocacy Important?

October 16th, 2017|

Meetings with members of Congress. Phone calls to the state legislators. Letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about new regulations.

There are many parts to a successful advocacy program on behalf of nursing home patients, residents and employees. We all have a role to play. (more…)