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Limestone Health Facility
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1600 W Hobbs St
Athens, AL
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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Limestone Health Facility is a large, for profit, nursing home with 170 beds based in Athens, AL. At last check, the facility had 156 residents indicating that it is 92% occupied which is about average within the state of Alabama. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Limestone Health Facility, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 81% of nursing homes in Alabama.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Limestone Health Facility with other senior care providers in Alabama. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is higher than average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 10/19/2011.
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02/24/2010 An OurParents User Writes: Our relative was on a restricted diet due to dialysis. There was a restricted diet involved due to dialysis, which was not regularly followed by either the dietician or the staff. We would also have to wait long amounts of time for the staff to come and assist with bathroom visits, and therefore a family member did most of the required lifting to the restroom, because of these long waits. On Friday evenings, there generally is no staff available to either assist the patients during mealtimes, or otherwise. We witnessed more than one accident during mealtimes due to patients falling out of their chairs, and the staff being occupied elsewhere.

Description of Limestone Health Facility in Athens, AL

Number of Beds : 170

Limestone Health Facility, located in Athens, Alabama provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Limestone Health Facility has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Limestone Health Facility has an average hospital, Athens Limestone Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 74 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Limestone Health Facility's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (35611) in Alabama, where Limestone Health Facility is located, has an average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Limestone Health Facility can be found here.

Limestone Health Facility is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Limestone Health Facility is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.



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    Demographic Profile for Athens, AL,35611

    Annual Crime
    35611 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 4 4
    Property Crimes 4 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 26%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 84 / 100
    Water Quality 30 / 100
    Superfund Sites 100 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 73
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 17% Below
    Cost of Food 2% Below
    Utilities 3% Below
    Miscellaneous 1% Below
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 5.88%
    Male Population 48.07%
    Female Population 51.93%
    Median Age 37.8 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $38,242
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Athens AL
    Percent Religious 51.06%
    Baptist 29.15%
    Other Christian 13.72%
    Methodist 4.60%
    All Other 3.58%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Athens AL
    White  75.9%
    Black  17.8%
    Hispanic/Latino  4.5%
    Multiracial  0.9%
    Asian  0.5%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.