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Stories related to the Alabama’s Best Practices Program

Best Practice: Celebration of Healing

Sometimes, patients need a little extra encouragement to stick with their treatments. Roanoke Rehab & HealthCare Center offers an incentive to its patients and their family members to keep working towards better health. […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Best Practices|0 Comments

Two Women, Two Lifetimes of Caring for Others

The year is 1961. John Kennedy is sworn in as President. Alan Shepherd is the first American in space. Wagon Train is the number one show on television. And 21 year old Fran Howell begins her career as a licensed practical nurse in long-term care. […]

By |September 24th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Photo Gallery: Alabama’s Best Practices 2015

More than 400 nursing home employees and residents attended Alabama’s Best Practices 2015. The event featured presentations from seven nursing homes, and 71 nursing homes employees were honored for a combined 1,102 years of service in long term care. […]

By |August 31st, 2015|Best Practices|1 Comment

Walk, Roll and Raise Awareness

For most of the year Oak Trace Care & Rehab and Terrace Oaks Care & Rehab, which share a campus in Bessemer, are friendly rivals. But each October for the past five years Oak Trace and Terrace Oaks have put their rivalry aside for a good cause. […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Best Practices|1 Comment

Love of Art Brings Two Sets of Seniors Together

You might think that high school seniors and the “senior” residents of a nursing home wouldn’t have much in common. Well you would be wrong. In Auburn it’s a love of art that brings together some residents of Oak Park Nursing Home and senior art students from Lee Scott Academy for what they call “Senior to Senior.” […]

By |August 25th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Communicating with People Unable to Speak

Each nursing home resident has a right to be heard and understood. However, communication is often difficult because many resident have physical or mental disabilities that limit their ability to speak. […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

We Can Do It: Nursing Home Residents Lead the Way

It has been said great leaders don’t get other people to follow them. They empower others to lead. That’s the frame of reference Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center used to develop the “We Can Do It!” program. […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Club Provides Social Outlet for Men Living in Nursing Home

You know the meaning of the old saying “boys will be boys.” The desire boys have to develop friendships with each other doesn’t fade when they become men. This is why a northwest Alabama nursing home created a unique club to meet the social needs for its male residents and develop a strong bond with the community. […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Better Health, One Scoop at a Time

Eating ice cream can improve your health. Yes…you read that correctly. One nursing home uses this delicious treat to improve health and boost social interaction. […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Bridging Generation, Communication Gaps

These days, multiple generations of people live and work in Alabama nursing homes. The need to bridge generation gaps and foster communication led one nursing home to put a new spin on social media. […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments