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Nursing Home Administrator Named Citizen of the Year in Piedmont

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. […]

By | 2018-02-21T14:01:41+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Top Stories|1 Comment

VIDEO: College Students Improve Social Interaction of Nursing Home Residents

Research and activities coordinated by college students are improving the social interaction for residents of Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center in Opelika. […]

By | 2018-02-20T14:28:09+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Top Stories|0 Comments

Staff Members Receive Special Training to Care for People Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Dementia

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. […]

By | 2018-02-15T08:45:08+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Top Stories|2 Comments

Q & A with 2018 Activity & Social Service Auxiliary President Endya Gibbs

From the confidence she displays speaking to several hundred people, you’d never know Endya Gibbs was once a nervous new professional. She’ll be the first to tell you she’s come a long way. Gibbs’ successful journey now includes […]

By | 2018-02-21T14:01:51+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Day in the Life of an Activity Professional

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 [...]

By | 2018-02-15T09:02:58+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

A Unique Search and Rescue Mission

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. […]

By | 2018-02-05T14:03:15+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Nursing Home Helps Save a Rural Senior Citizen Center

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. […]

By | 2018-01-30T15:37:02+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dozens of Alabama Nursing Homes Achieve Health Care Quality Goals

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. […]

By | 2018-01-22T14:02:29+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Christmas Gift Ideas for Nursing Home Residents

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, [...]

By | 2018-01-16T14:02:05+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment