TLC Nursing Center is the latest Alabama nursing home to earn high marks on its annual inspection.
After an exhaustive, three-day review of the nursing home’s operations and health care delivery, a team from Alabama Department of Public Health declared the center to be “deficiency free.” That means the skilled nursing care center meets all federal and state regulatory requirements. Staff at the Oneonta-based center were thrilled to learn the news.
“Being recognized by the state agency as being deficiency free is the ultimate for us,” TLC Nursing Center Administrator Angela Rose said. “This is a morale boost for our staff because the inspectors recognize how much we care about our residents and patients. It is not just a job; it is our life.”
The federal government requires all nursing homes to be inspected annually. The inspection covers every department and includes items such as medical chart reviews, interviews with residents and patients, infection control and more. Rose offers insight on the importance of being prepared for such a thorough review.