Best Practices

Stories related to the Alabama’s Best Practices Program

Parties that Serve a Purpose

Much of southern life centers on our love for food. We eat at parties and holidays, have special dinners and menus for each season and enjoy each other’s company at meals. By moving food to the center of resident activities, Fair Haven Retirement Center is improving two important aspects of nursing home care. This is [...]

By | 2018-01-01T20:37:16+00:00 August 20th, 2014|Best Practices|0 Comments

Developing Individual Treatment Plans for People with Dementia

This is the first of eight articles highlighting nursing homes that will present at Alabama’s Best Practices on August 28. These eight skilled nursing centers were selected from the 24 submissions to present their best practice on stage before hundreds of nursing home employees from across Alabama. Athens Rehab Center & Senior Care will present [...]

By | 2018-01-01T20:37:17+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Best Practices|0 Comments

16 Nursing Homes Honored for Innovative Care Practices

Sixteen Alabama nursing homes will be honored for developing innovative approaches to long term care. The honor will take place at Alabama’s Best Practices on August 28, 2014, in Birmingham. The skilled nursing care centers will be individually recognized by their peers for developing a unique program or service that improves nursing home resident quality of [...]

By | 2018-01-01T20:37:17+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Best Practices|0 Comments

Two Dozen Nursing Homes Nominated for Alabama’s Best Practices Program

Twenty-four nursing homes from across Alabama have been nominated for the 2014 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. Each nomination will be evaluated by a panel of health care professionals using 11 specific judging criteria. [...]

By | 2018-01-01T20:37:22+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Best Practices|0 Comments

Nursing Homes Focus on Improving Health Care Quality

Select Alabama nursing homes that are participating in a major initiative to improve health outcomes met Tuesday in Montgomery. The Alabama Nursing Facility Intervention Executive Leadership Collaborative (NFI Collaborative) seeks to lower the number of avoidable hospital readmissions. Alabama Nursing Home Association Executive Director Bill O’Connor told those attending the event that they have a [...]

By | 2018-01-01T20:37:22+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Best Practices|0 Comments