Crowne pageant winner

Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016 Crowned

Greenville resident Millie McDonald was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016 today in Birmingham.

Ms. McDonald, age 81, is a resident of Crowne Health Care of Greenville. She was crowned by Miss Alabama Hayley Barber at the 33rd annual Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant.

A music teacher for 45 years, Ms. McDonald often hears from her former students through her Facebook page. She brought her keyboard to the nursing home and gives voice lessons to employees. Ms. McDonald is a member of the Resident Council and uses her outgoing personality to encourage other residents to get involved. She has three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Best Practice: Dental Care for Nursing Home Residents

Dental care is much more than keeping your teeth shiny and bright. Proper oral hygiene, healthy gums and strong teeth are directly related to a nursing home resident’s ability to fight infection and maintain proper nutrition and weight.

Crowne Health Care of Mobile has demonstrated this and more since implementing an onsite dental program in 2013. Under the “Healthy Seniors Dental Program,” enrolled residents receive cleanings and examinations at the nursing home from a local dentist and dental hygienist.

The nursing home resident’s comfort is front and center with this program. Residents receive care in their nursing home which eliminates the stress and anxiety of traveling to an appointment. Residents don’t have to transition to a traditional dental chair which is beneficial for those who have difficulty transferring.

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Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2015 Sylvia Holland

Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2015 Crowned

Demopolis resident Sylvia Holland was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2015 today in Birmingham.

Ms. Holland, age 87, is a resident of Woodhaven Manor in Demopolis. Ms. Holland is famous for the arts and crafts she makes at Woodhaven Manor. She has made donated more than 45 doll houses to residents and staff members. You’ll also find her participating in church services and offering assistance to her fellow nursing home residents. Ms. Holland and her husband, Earl, we married for 40 years. She has six children, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Englewood

A Track Record of Quality Health Care

Englewood Health Care Center is building an impressive track record of providing high quality health care. The skilled nursing care center earned a perfect score on its latest government inspection. The 2016 result joins perfect scores in 2010, 2011 and 2014.

Achieving four perfect scores in six years is no small task. This year, a team of four inspectors from the Alabama Department of Public Health spent four days reviewing everything at Englewood to make sure the center met all of the federal government’s 140 plus criteria for nursing home care.

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