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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 […]

Blog posts in 2021

  • 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…

  • Signs of Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Home Residents

    May 17

    Recently, the federal visitation guidelines for Alabama nursing homes have been relaxed. With this development, many Alabamans are excited to safely spend time with their loved ones after a difficult…

  • Visitation Restrictions During COVID Relaxed for Alabama Nursing Homes

    May 3

    The past year has been very difficult for everyone. We have changed the ways we do everything to keep each other safe. The pandemic has been especially challenging for those…

  • How to Tell If Your Loved One Is Safe in Their Nursing Home

    Apr 19

    When you’ve placed your trust in a nursing home to look after the health and well-being of your loved one, it’s normal to want to make sure that facility is…

  • Is Hospice Care Dangerous for Nursing Home Residents?

    Apr 5

    Hospice care is intended to improve the quality of life for those experiencing advanced terminal illness. Its goal is to care for patients rather than cure them. Hospice care can…

  • How to Look Up the Stats of Your Loved One’s Nursing Home

    Mar 15

    Trusting a nursing home or other long-term care facility with the health and well-being of your loved one is difficult for most people. We all want to be sure that…

  • Causes of Diarrheal Disease in Nursing Homes

    Mar 1

    Diarrheal disease is the chronic occurrence of diarrhea, often caused by the transmission of infectious organisms. Globally, diarrhea is a major health crisis. The World Health Organization says that it’s…