Walk, Roll and Raise Awareness

For most of the year Oak Trace Care & Rehab and Terrace Oaks Care & Rehab, which share a campus in Bessemer, are friendly rivals. But each October for the past five years Oak Trace and Terrace Oaks have put their rivalry aside for a good cause. […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Best Practices, Top Stories|0 Comments

Love of Art Brings Two Sets of Seniors Together

You might think that high school seniors and the “senior” residents of a nursing home wouldn’t have much in common. Well you would be wrong. In Auburn it’s a love of art that brings together some residents of Oak Park Nursing Home and senior art students from Lee Scott Academy for what they call “Senior to Senior.” […]

By |August 25th, 2015|Best Practices, Top Stories|0 Comments

Communicating with People Unable to Speak

Each nursing home resident has a right to be heard and understood.

However, communication is often difficult because many resident have physical or mental disabilities that limit their ability to speak. […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Best Practices, Top Stories|0 Comments

We Can Do It: Nursing Home Residents Lead the Way

It has been said great leaders don’t get other people to follow them. They empower others to lead.

That’s the frame of reference Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center used to develop the “We Can Do It!” program. […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Club Provides Social Outlet for Men Living in Nursing Home

You know the meaning of the old saying “boys will be boys.” The desire boys have to develop friendships with each other doesn’t fade when they become men.

This is why a northwest Alabama nursing home created a unique club to meet the social needs for its male residents and develop a strong bond with the community. […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Better Health, One Scoop at a Time

Eating ice cream can improve your health. Yes…you read that correctly.

One nursing home uses this delicious treat to improve health and boost social interaction. […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Bridging Generation, Communication Gaps

These days, multiple generations of people live and work in Alabama nursing homes.

The need to bridge generation gaps and foster communication led one nursing home to put a new spin on social media. […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

A Person-Centered Approach to Medication

Nursing homes are constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of residents and improve the delivery of medical care. […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

15 Nursing Homes Honored for Innovative Care Practices

Fifteen Alabama nursing homes will be honored for developing innovative approaches to long term care. […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Video: 2015 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant

The brights lights of the stage are no match for the bright smiles and glowing personalities of the 2015 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant contestants. […]

By |August 11th, 2015|Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant|0 Comments