Beadles Nursing Home has been serving Alva and the surrounding communities since 1917. We are proud to be the oldest privately owned nursing home in the State of Oklahoma. Beadles Nursing Home understands the difficult decisions which families often face as they make living choices for their loved one. It is our desire to provide residents with the same loving, Christian quality care on which Beadles was founded and offer support to families and friends. We hope this site will answer your questions and provide helpful information. Beadles Nursing home is Medicaid and Medicare certified. Please feel free to call us for any additional questions you may have.
"The mission of Beadles Nursing Home as a long-term care facility is to provide compassionate and comprehensive health care in a Christian environment."
Employee Of The Month
Debbie came to visit her brother, who was working for Thomas Drilling in the Alva area. The year was 1981; her daughters were twelve and seven years old. Home town Kansas City, Missouri, was a town where the girls were confined to the backyard and had to stay close to home. Debbie made a change, moved to Alva and never regretted it. Her children could walk to the library, stroll around the square or swim all day, and the schools were good.
Debbie likes people and has always been in jobs that were people jobs, like waiting tables at the VIP for ten years, running her own child daycare, working the mid-night shift at AmPride, or managing a Seven-Eleven. She likes people and people like Debbie. Ten years ago she came to Beadles where residents are the reason to come to work and housekeeping employees do their job even if she is not around. Adam Jordan, Administrator, said, "She worked her way up and does a wonderful job". As head of Housekeeping/Laundry, Ms. Rees supervised many employees over the years, but she views herself as more of a coordinator than a supervisor. "It is different here; it is a home-like environment". Her best story from Beadles is about the time she took two residents to the Halloween parade. Debbie and her brother pushed an Angel and a Devil in wheelchairs around the Alva square to glean Halloween candy from the merchants. It was a great time!
Debbie raised four children and three step-sons. Nine children were either raised or helped raised by Debbie. So it no surprise that eighteen people call her "Grandma" or "Aunt Debbie". She is proud that six children graduated from high school, four attended and one completed college. Much of her spare time is now spent with her grandchildren.
Can you picture Debbie driving a semi? That's her dream and it can serve double duty: fulfull Debbie's desire to travel while getting paid, plus she can do her beloved Crossword puzzles at the rest stops. We say, "Don't drive away too soon", because Beadles is proud to have Debbie working here.
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Beadles Nursing Home
916 Noble Street
Alva, Oklahoma 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1274