We’re closing 2016 by looking back at our 10 most popular articles. This will remind you of big events and achievements as well as the special people who shared their remarkable stories with ANHA.org.
In this installment, we review articles six through 10. Click on the title to read the original article.
No other health care provider can match Alabama’s nursing homes which offer at least one location in every county. This spring, one of our members furthered it commitment to serving a rural area by opening a rehab center. Dadeville Health & Rehab Center now offers a fully equipped therapy gym and private suites. You can see the transformation for yourself in the photo gallery.
Alabama nursing homes pride themselves on achieving high quality of care standards. This year, five of our members were nationally recognized for quality achievements by the American Health Care Association. Birmingham Nursing & Rehab Center earned the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award and four centers won the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award.
Nursing homes are held to an incredibly high standard by state and federal regulations. Some say only nuclear power plants and airlines are more heavily regulated. That’s why we celebrate when a nursing home is declared to be “deficiency free” which means it meets all the regulations. Albertville Health & Rehab was declared deficiency free in 2016. In this article, Administrator Mary Meeks explains how government inspectors leave no stone unturned.
People living in west Alabama don’t have to travel far from home to access a state of the art rehab center. Aspire Physical Recovery Center of West Alabama’s rehabilitation gym is equipped with a driving simulator and anti-gravity track lift system. More details about the center’s high-end amenities and a photo gallery are included in the article.
Aliceville Manor Nursing Home unveiled its Countryside Garden Memory Care Unit in April. The unit is specially designed to care for people diagnosed with Alzhemier’s and dementia. The opening of this unit is timely because the Alzhemier’s Association predicts more than 110,000 Alabamians will be diagnosed with the disease by 2025. Read the article to learn about the unit’s unique outdoor space and how many people it can accommodate.
Stay tuned…we’ll unveil the top five articles December 27.
Editor’s Note: The rankings were determined by the number of page views of each article from January 1-December 12, 2016. Articles related to the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant were excluded.