The Alabama Nursing Home Association received 21 nominations for the 2019 Alabama’s Best Practices Program. Nominations were received from 17 nursing homes. The nominations cover topics such as improving nursing home resident self-worth, hosting a community-wide active shooter training and using a quality assurance performance improvement program to drive better clinical outcomes.

“Each nursing home submitting a best practice is making life better for their residents and patients,” said Pam Penland, a nursing home administrator and director of the Alabama’s Best Practices Program. “We can all learn from the success of our peers and apply these best practices in our individual nursing homes.”

The nominees for Alabama’s Best Practices 2019 are:

  • Aliceville Manor
  • Andalusia Manor
  • Arbor Springs Health & Rehabilitation Center – three nominations
  • Bill Nichols State Veterans Home – two nominations
  • Burns Nursing & Rehab
  • Cherokee County Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Crowne Health Care of Montgomery
  • Diversicare of Boaz
  • East Glen Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • Falkville Healthcare Center
  • Folsom Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare
  • Haleyville Health & Rehab Center
  • Henry County Health & Rehabilitation
  • Marshall Manor Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center
  • Rehab Select of Albertville – two nominations
  • Talladega Health Care
  • Woodland Village Rehabilitation & Health Care Center

The nominations will be evaluated by a panel of health care professionals based on 11 criteria. The criteria include the feasibility of applying the best practice to other nursing homes, improving resident quality of life and using a multi-disciplinary approach to address quality of care.

The top scoring nursing homes will present their best practices on stage at the Alabama’s Best Practices Program. The other nursing homes will receive honorable mention recognition, display their best practice in an exhibit hall and have their best practice published in a commemorative book. The presenters and honorable mentions will be announced on in September.

The 24th edition of Alabama’s Best Practices Program will be held December 9, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency – Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham.

About Alabama’s Best Practices:

Alabama’s Best Practices was created in 1994 by the Alabama Nursing Home Association in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Alabama was the third state in the nation to implement a best practices program, behind only New York and California.

Click here for detailed information about Alabama’s Best Practices.