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ActSSofficers2015v2The Activity & Social Services Auxiliary of the Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) today elected officers to lead the group in 2015.

The new officers are: (continue reading…)

PhenixCity4v2For over 25 years, people have made an annual pilgrimage to a city on Alabama’s eastern border.

The reason they travel so far is Phenix City Health Care’s Family Day Picnic. Its held every year on an early October Saturday.

“The event has grown to where we’ve had families come from as far away as California and Texas,” (continue reading…)

storybrook2v2Edna Farrell, Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2014, is ready to travel the state and share the good works taking place in health care communities.

Recently, Ms. Farrell attended a ribbon cutting at (continue reading…)

MIVbyNRClogoThe Alabama Nursing Home Association will conduct a statewide survey to gauge customer satisfaction with nursing home care.

The study is an opportunity for ANHA and its members to discover how the residents of rehab and health care communities view the quality of health care services. (continue reading…)

SilkScarfv2A group of Jasper women have a history of helping others.

Every month for the past three years, the ladies gather items for charities, civic groups or families in need of a helping hand.

What makes these ladies unique is that they’ve done all of this while living in a nursing home. (continue reading…)

GLCOneonta4v2No matter your age or ability, you can be active and move!

That’s the message a nationally known fitness expert recently brought to Alabama nursing home residents.

Chris Freytag led an exercise and wellness class at Golden Living Center Oneonta as part of National Active Aging Week. (continue reading…)

Barfield1Lending a hand to a neighbor in need is a way of life in Alabama.

It’s that spirit of giving that led people living and working in two north Alabama nursing homes to help charitable causes in their communities. (continue reading…)

LocatorMapA new interactive map allows consumers to easily locate Alabama nursing homes.

Users can search by city or zip code to find nursing homes in a specific geographic area. You can also search by the name of the nursing home.

Clicking on a map “pin” displays the nursing home’s contact information and provides a link to more details.

Website visitors can also see a list of nursing homes ranked by city by scrolling down the page.

The facility locator is part of the Alabama Nursing Home Association’s commitment to providing a robust web presence.

“This completes the transformation of our website into the best destination for information about Alabama nursing homes,” ANHA President Frank Brown said. “People looking for rehab, respite and skilled nursing care can locate a facility that meets their needs, and learn about the great things taking place in our homes. I appreciate our partners making this valuable member benefit and consumer resource a reality.”

The facility locator is made possible by the Alabama Nursing Home Association’s partnership with Gericare Medical Supply and Senior Care Pharmacy.

You can view the facility locator at facilitylocator.anha.org.


AHCA QI logoOver the past two years, Alabama nursing homes safely reduced the off-label use of antipsychotic medications by 18%. Surpassing the nationwide goal of a 15% reduction.

The nationwide goal is part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) Quality Initiative. (continue reading…)

JoyceBeckJoyce Beck didn’t plan on a career in long term care. She was happily raising her son and daughter.

Then one day, her mother, who worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Haleyville Health & Rehab Center, called and said the nursing home needed some part-time help in a dietary department.

“I said I would try it,” Joyce recalls. “Two weeks after I went to work, the dietary manager quit and the administrator asked if I would take it. I’ve been here ever since.” (continue reading…)

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