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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 | 2018-01-01T20:36:08+00:00 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 | 2018-01-01T20:36:08+00:00 November 15th, 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 | 2018-01-01T20:36:09+00:00 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 | 2018-02-27T14:11:51+00:00 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 | 2018-01-01T20:36:09+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment