This is not Sarah Glover’s first experience with a nursing home.
Sarah cared for her only son until he required around the clock skilled nursing care. She wanted a place where she could be involved in his care and chose Henry County Health & Rehab (HCHR) in Abbeville.
When it came time to choose a place for her to receive skilled nursing care, Sarah looked no further than the place that cared for her son.
“Living in a long term care facility has helped me stay active,” Sarah said. “I keep busy by visiting around the facility and checking to see if anyone needs assistance. I also sit with my fellow residents and encourage them with uplifting words.”
Those uplifting words come from her Christian faith. She’s involved in many of the nursing home’s religious activities.
HCHR staff members help Sarah attend her home congregation, New Salem Baptist Church, on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. She sings in the choir each time she visits. On the first and third Sundays, she attends church services at HCHR.
“Ms. Glover takes life as it comes with no regrets and always gives thanks to the Lord,” Henry County Health & Rehab Facility Administrator Chuck Houston said. “She is glad to be here and it shows. There’s not an activity that goes on in the facility that she is not involved in.”
Sarah will step out on faith on July 28 when she competes in the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant. The pageant will be held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel at 2:00 p.m.
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Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of stories about the top 10 finalists for the 2014 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant. On July 24, we’ll post a story about Ms. Highlands at the Oaks on Parkwood JoAnn Okechukwu.