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Woodhaven Manor celebrates positive report after inspection

The staff at Woodhaven Manor in Demopolis is celebrating after receiving a “deficiency free” rating following an inspection by the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Licensing and Certification Division.

The staff at Woodhaven Manor in Demopolis is celebrating after receiving a “deficiency free” rating following an inspection by the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Licensing and Certification Division.

For the first time under Administrator Brandon Taylor, Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home received a report of “no deficiencies” during a recent inspection.

Each year the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Division of Licensing and Certification performs an annual inspection for three days. This marks the first time in at least 20 years that Woodhaven has received a zero deficiency report.

“That just shows the quality care we provide here, which is a great resource, great asset to the city of Demopolis and surrounding area that people can come here for quality care,” Taylor said. “Whether it be short term rehab stays or long term care, it’s just a great resource.”

The visiting group examined charts and held predetermined meetings with residents, residents’ family and staff.

The inspection group checked several items and criteria before rendering the no deficiencies report including the safety of the physical environment; communication between the staff, residents and family; filed grievances and if the staff followed through; investigations; infection control; following care plans; assessments done on time and accurate; staff training; personnel files and quality assurance initiatives.
Using an extensive survey, the group works to cover every aspect to render a proper rating for the nursing home facility.

“I’m very proud of this staff. This is a reflection of the wonderful team we have around here and how committed they are to the residents in providing quality care,” Taylor said. “It’s finally paid off for what they have put into this process on a daily basis. It’s the culmination of that.”

Taylor said the evaluation is more than a three-day event and that the staff is working hard each day to be able to achieve this accomplishment.

Currently, Woodhaven has 75 beds and 73 residents although, those vacancies will be filled shortly. Currently 85 staff members are employed at Woodhaven.