Best Practices

Stories related to the Alabama’s Best Practices Program

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 | 2018-01-01T20:36:59+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2018-01-01T20:37:16+00:00 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 | 2018-01-01T20:37:16+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2018-01-01T20:37:16+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Best Practices|4 Comments