Alacare Decatur

Offers Home Health Agencies and Hospice

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About Alacare Decatur

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


Services and Amenities of Alacare Decatur

Medicare

  • Overall:
  • Medicare Provider Number: 017326
  • Ownership Type: Private
  • Date Certified: 10/11/2001

Quality of Service

  • Timeliness of providing service
    95.4%
  • Taught patient or caregivers about their drugs
    99.7%
  • Checked patient's risk of falling
    100%
  • Checked patient for depression
    99.8%
  • Checked for flu vaccination
    83.9%
  • Checked for pneumonia shot
    86.7%
  • Provided diabetes specific care including getting doctors orders, giving foot care, and teatching patients about foot care
    99.9%
  • How often patients had less pain moving around
    89.9%
  • How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital
    18.2%
  • How often patients receiving home health care needed urgent, unplanned care in the ER without being admitted
    11.8%
  • 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
    83.1%
  • Getting in and out of bed
    77.1%
  • Bathing
    83.2%
  • Breathing
    83.5%
  • Wounds/healing after an operation
    94.9%
  • Medication compliance
    77.6%

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