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Alabama Nursing Homes Are Reopening: What to Look for When You Go

One of the biggest challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has been the inability to visit loved ones without putting them at risk of catching the virus. This is especially […]

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  • How Are Nursing Homes Held Accountable for the Quality of Their Services?

    Sep 20

    Nursing homes are responsible for some of the most vulnerable members of the population. Elderly patients who reside in Alabama nursing homes seek varying levels of care, from minor physical…

  • Nursing Home Staff Vaccination Rates Remain Dangerously Low

    Sep 6

    To ensure that as many people as possible choose to get vaccinated, the U.S. government has made the COVID-19 vaccine available to anyone over the age of 12 for free.…

  • An Updated Tool to Identify Local Nursing Homes With Deficiencies

    Aug 16

    Recently, the national nursing home rating system has come under fire. Troubling reports have led to skepticism of the system’s reliability. Self-reporting, poor oversight, and little to no accountability make…

  • Why You Should Be Skeptical When Viewing Nursing Home Ratings

    Aug 2

    The process of finding the right facility for your elderly relative is challenging and involves researching availability, cost, and most importantly, the level of care your loved one will receive.…

  • Alabamans Are Now Considering Alternatives to Nursing Homes—Here’s Why

    Jul 19

    Due to devastating COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes around the nation, in addition to an alarming rise in instances of elder abuse and neglect, people are examining alternative methods of…

  • What Is the Quality of Food in Nursing Homes?

    Jul 5

    With more Americans than ever moving into nursing homes, recently, their children have begun questioning the quality of food their parents receive. As Americans live longer, they often find themselves…

  • A Checklist for Determining Mental Abuse in Nursing Homes

    Jun 28

    Psychological abuse is a growing problem in our nation’s nursing homes. Although it doesn’t leave physical damage, psychological or mental abuse is still devastating. It can lead to PTSD, depression,…

  • Pell City, AL Has Two Nursing Homes Classified as Problem Facilities

    Jun 14

    The Pell City, AL nursing home facilities Diversicare of Pell City and Village at Cook Springs have now received poor ratings the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers…