The history of Alabama’s Black Belt is as rich as the soil for which it’s named. While rows of crops continue to grow in the fertile fields, the region lacks many of the health care services other parts of the state take for granted.
A skilled nursing care center in Pickens County is doing its part to change that by opening a specialized unit to care for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Aliceville Manor Nursing Home officially unveiled Countryside Garden Memory Care Unit to the community at an open house on April 22.
“Our mission is to serve the long-term health care needs of the community, and it’s been that way since we opened in 1975,” Aliceville Manor Nursing Home Administrator Mark Wheat said. “Over the past few years, we’ve noticed more and more people needing special care for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s and dementia. That’s why we decided to open this memory care unit.”