Twenty-one nursing homes from across Alabama have been nominated for the 2015 Alabama’s Best Practices Program.

The nominated nursing homes have developed innovative ways to improve the quality of care or quality of life for nursing home residents. A panel of health care professionals will evaluate each nomination based on 11 specific judging criteria.

Facilities nominated for Alabama’s Best Practices 2015 are:

“These nominees show measurable results in improving the lives of those we serve,” Alabama’s Best Practices Director Pam Penland said. “I appreciate their effort in submitting a best practice nomination and, more importantly, their effort to make life better for nursing home residents. Our judges have their work cut out for them.”

The top eight nursing homes will present their best practices at Alabama’s Best Practices Program. The remaining nursing homes will receive honorable mention recognition and display their best practices in a special exhibit hall. The presenters and honorable mentions will be announced on this website during the summer.

The 22nd annual Alabama’s Best Practices Program will be held August 27, 2015, at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center in Birmingham.

Alabama’s Best Practices was created in 1994 by the Alabama Nursing Home Association in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Over the years, the concepts shared have touched and improved the lives of thousands of Alabama’s nursing home residents. Alabama was the third state in the nation to implement a best practices program, behind only New York and California.

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Click here for detailed information about Alabama’s Best Practices.