Alacare Home Health & Hospice Home Health

2970 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL, 35216

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Features of Alacare Home Health & Hospice

Medicare (ratings last updated: 01/30/18)

  • Overall:
  • Medicare Provider Number: 017009
  • Ownership Type: Private
  • Date Certified: 01/17/1973
  • Services offered: Nursing Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Medical Social, Home Health Aide

Quality of Service

  • Timeliness of providing service
  • Taught patient or caregivers about their drugs
  • Checked patient's risk of falling
  • Checked patient for depression
  • Checked for flu vaccination
  • Checked for pneumonia shot
  • Provided diabetes specific care including getting doctors orders, giving foot care, and teatching patients about foot care
  • How often patients had less pain moving around
  • How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital
  • How often patients receiving home health care needed urgent, unplanned care in the ER without being admitted
  • How often home health patients, who have had a recent hospital stay, had to be re-admitted to the hospital
    Worse Than Expected
  • How often home health patients, who have had a recent hospital stay, received care in the hospital emergency room without being re-admitted to the hospital
    Worse Than Expected

Patient Improvement

  • Walking or moving around
  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Bathing
  • Breathing
  • Wounds/healing after an operation
  • Medication compliance

About Alacare Home Health & Hospice

Alacare Home Health & Hospice is dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of care available in thebest environment--the patient's own home. Founded in 1970 by Charles D. Beard, Jr., the agency is still owned and operated by the Beard family today. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and with 23 branch offices covering almost every county in the state, Alacare Home Health and Hospice is Alabama's oldest and largest family owned, Medicare-certified home health agency.

Licensed nurses and aides provide all patient care throughout Alacare service areas. Staff members assess and monitor the patient's health-care needs, educate patients and caregivers and collaborate with attending physicians to promote continuity of care.

Basic skilled nursing services may include:

  • Assessment
  • Disease state management teaching
  • Injections
  • Urinary catheter insertion/maintenance
  • Wound care management
  • Parenteral feedings and care
  • Infusion therapy
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