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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 |December 8th, 2017|Top Stories|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 |December 4th, 2017|Top Stories|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, here’s a helpful list of gift ideas from experts who work in Alabama nursing homes. […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Top Stories|1 Comment

Marking a Major Milestone on the Transformation Journey

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. […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recreating the past prepares a nursing home for the future

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. […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 Activity & Social Service Auxiliary Leaders Elected

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

By |November 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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. […]

By |October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Video: Why is Advocacy Important?

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. […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yesterday to Today: A Nurse’s Tale of 50 Years

It’s October 1967. Cool autumn breezes are blowing across rural north Alabama. A young woman is ready to step into a health care career. It’s time for her job interview. Dressed in a neatly pressed nursing uniform, she nervously walks through the front door of her local nursing home. […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Future Leader: Following in his family’s footsteps

Third generation nursing home administrator Blake Jackson has been selected by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) as a future leader in long-term care. […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments