Beadles Nursing Home*****
Rated 5 stars***** by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Focus on Excellence Program
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
Shirley's husband begged her to try the United States for just three months. She was in Chihuahua, Mexico where she was born and raised; he was in Hennessey, Oklahoma working in the oil industry. After all, she completed her college education in accounting at Central College Professional of Chihuahua. College in Mexico is a two year program, based on good grades. Coming to the US was a big risk as Shirley spoke no English. Life evolves and the couple added two children to their two children who came with Shirley from Mexico in 1996. It was now difficult to leave.
The Kingfisher Nursing Home director so desperately wanted Shirley and Zulma, her sister, to work for her facility that she took the CNA classes with them and tutored them as their English was limited. Thus her first job in health care began. Except for operating a restaurant for two years, Marquez Mexican Buffet, her work has been in health care. She earned her certification as a Medication Aide and completed advanced training, in Diabetes Management and Respiratory Treatment here at Beadles. Ten years at Beadles deepened her love of people through caring for residents. Several families in Alva made Shirley a part of their extended family.
Shirley loves to go to Mexico and visit her parents. She loves cooking, singing, Spanish music, dance, particularly Cumbia or Salsa,
tamales at Christmas and special holidays. Her passion is numbers. Piano is her favorite instrument. Travel is not her favorite thing, but she did go to Hawaii. Shirley says America is a wonderful
place where people can live without fear. Mexico today is very dangerous. However, Shirley's heart is in two places; Chihuahua, home with her parents, heritage and traditions, or with her children,
who are American through and through. She is in the middle, pulled in two directions. Her dream is to someday return to accounting and the numbers she so loves. Beadles is pleased that in the
meantime, her nursing skills are being used with our residents. Wait...there is a bonus, if we want to purchase good tamales, we know where to go!