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A Day in the Life of an Activity Professional

January 21-27 is National Activity Professionals Week. We’re paying tribute to the Activity Director and Activity Assistants that work in Alabama nursing homes by taking you through an “average” day. Debra Brock is Activity Director at River City Center in Decatur, and is 2018 Vice-President of the ANHA Activity & Social Service Auxiliary. In this [...]

By | 2018-02-15T09:02:58+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

A Unique Search and Rescue Mission

By Steve Downs Sometimes what begins as a simple act of charity becomes much more meaningful for the recipient and the giver. That’s what happened when a business looking to give back to its community made a profound impact on a local veteran and nursing home resident. […]

By | 2018-02-05T14:03:15+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Nursing Home Helps Save a Rural Senior Citizen Center

A call for help rang out from deep inside Alabama’s wiregrass. The senior citizen center in Haleburg was in danger of closing because of a budget shortfall. Town officials said the center needed $5,000 by December 31 or it would have to shut the doors. […]

By | 2018-01-30T15:37:02+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dozens of Alabama Nursing Homes Achieve Health Care Quality Goals

Sixty Alabama nursing homes are receiving national recognition for reaching quality goals. The acknowledgement comes from the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) Quality Initiative Recognition Program. It recognizes skilled nursing care centers for their individual work to achieve AHCA’s Quality Initiative goals. […]

By | 2018-01-22T14:02:29+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Christmas Gift Ideas for Nursing Home Residents

Santa is making a list and checking it twice. What about you? Are you working on a Christmas gift list? Do you need help selecting the perfect for gift for a friend or loved one who lives in a nursing home? Before you rush out the door or click over to your favorite shopping website, [...]

By | 2018-01-16T14:02:05+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Marking a Major Milestone on the Transformation Journey

It’s August 11, 2005. The hot summer sun is bearing down outside. Inside, a group of volunteers are gathered around a table. They’re concerned about the future of their organization. Finally, a leader speaks up and draws a figurative line in the sand. […]

By | 2018-01-01T20:36:08+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recreating the past prepares a nursing home for the future

A year long journey to modernize a rural nursing home ended with a step back in time. Black and white tile floors, chrome chairs trimmed with teal colored vinyl, a juke box and a full-service soda fountain remind visitors of a simpler time. […]

By | 2018-01-01T20:36:08+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the Spotlight: 10 Alabama Nursing Homes Receive National Quality Awards

Bright lights. Big stage. Blaring music. A rock concert? Well…kind of. The event is one of the largest gatherings of the long-term and post-acute care profession. The stars are nurses and administrators who are leading their nursing homes to the top of the charts in health care quality. […]

By | 2018-01-01T20:36:09+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Video: Why is Advocacy Important?

Meetings with members of Congress. Phone calls to the state legislators. Letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about new regulations. There are many parts to a successful advocacy program on behalf of nursing home patients, residents and employees. We all have a role to play. […]

By | 2018-01-01T20:36:09+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments