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Inspired to Help Others: Celebrating Long-Term Care Administrator’s Week

While he was in college, Brandon Upshaw’s great-grandmother became ill and needed to live in a nursing home. It was a difficult time for him and his mother and grandmother. This inspired Brandon to want to help families who need answers and support when choosing a skilled nursing care center for their loved one. [...]

By | 2018-03-21T09:03:25+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senior support propels Ramsay basketball team, but not in the way you think

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr., Alabama NewsCenter Brooke Kyle plays forward and center on the Ramsay girls basketball team. Thursday, the junior was making the call, not for a play on the basketball court but calling the numbers in a bingo game for senior residents at neighboring South Health and Rehabilitation. [...]

By | 2018-03-20T14:08:20+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Social Workers Adapt to Meet the Unique Needs of Nursing Home Residents

March is National Social Work Month. To highlight the important role of social workers in long-term and post-acute care, ANHA interviewed Lynn Smith, LBSW, Social Services at Talladega Health & Rehab. In our conversation, Smith described different ways a social worker can serve the various types of individuals who live in nursing homes. […]

By | 2018-03-13T15:44:25+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Night to Remember for Eufaula’s Seniors

By Linda Brannon, Alabama NewsCenter Thinking of senior prom usually brings to mind high school. But recently, more than 70 residents of Crowne Health Care of Eufaula donned their party attire and attended a Mardi Gras-themed senior prom in their honor. […]

By | 2018-03-07T14:03:36+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 | 2018-03-05T14:03:13+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|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 | 2018-02-28T15:03:07+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|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 | 2018-02-27T14:26:54+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|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