Best Practices


Stories related to the Alabama’s Best Practices Program

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

A Person-Centered Approach to Medication

Nursing homes are constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of residents and improve the delivery of medical care. […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Best Practices|1 Comment

15 Nursing Homes Honored for Innovative Care Practices

Fifteen Alabama nursing homes will be honored for developing innovative approaches to long term care. […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Best Practices|1 Comment

Presenters Announced for Best Practices 2015

Eight Alabama nursing homes will teach their counterparts how to improve resident care and quality of life at a statewide event. A panel of health care experts chose these nursing homes as presenters for Alabama’s Best Practices 2015: […]

By |June 11th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Best Practice Nominees Improve Nursing Home Care

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. […]

By |April 28th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Difference Makers: Rotary Club Donation Improves Lives

Leonard Hinton recently attended a local Rotary Club meeting. He had an important message to deliver on behalf of nursing home residents. […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Best Practices, Difference Makers|1 Comment

Photo Gallery: Alabama’s Best Practices 2014

Lawson State Community College students helped Oak Trace Care & Rehab Center implement “Music & Memory” for nursing home residents. Pictured seated: Oak Trace resident Arnold Mushatt. Standing from left to right: Oak Trace resident Clarence Todd; Lawson State students Renee Burrough, Jalia Wilkins and Brenda Hardy; Oak Trace Administrator Trina Vines; Oak Trace Resident Leonard Hinton; Lawson State students Chrystal Thompson, Tiaira Trammel and Sunkeissa Cantrell. Several hundred nursing home caregivers from across Alabama gathered in Birmingham for Alabama’s Best Practices 2014. The event featured presentations from eight nursing homes. Fifty-six employees were honored for a combined 687 years of service in long term care. Here’s a photo gallery from the fun and educational day. […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Best Practices|2 Comments

Flip This Room

Staff at Thomasville Health Care & Rehab Center knew some of the resident rooms needed a makeover. Instead of a normal renovation, Thomasville decided to have little fun with the project. The called the completion “Flip This Room” and modeled it after the popular HGTV show “Flip This House.” […]

By |August 27th, 2014|Best Practices|0 Comments

Music Brings Back Good Memories

One Birmingham area nursing home is partnering with several groups to bring back memories for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Oak Trace Care & Rehab Center in Bessemer uses the “Music and Memory” program to help residents in its memory care area find “a happier place or time” by listening to music. This leads to improvements in […]

By |August 26th, 2014|Best Practices|4 Comments

Good Health is a Laughing Matter

What is more contagious than a cough or sneeze? What relaxes the whole body? What promotes an overall sense of well being? Give up? The answer is… […]

By |August 25th, 2014|Best Practices|0 Comments