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Oaks On Parkwood Assisted Living Facility
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2651 Laurel Oaks Dr
Bessemer, AL
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  • Assisted Living
  • Alzheimer's Care

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11/15/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes:

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    05/06/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: My dad was at this facility for a 21 day stay and had great care the therapy department was very careing and pro active with his theraoy. The CNA staff was always willing to help out. Dad stated that the food he received was very good and if he did not like something staff would offer an alternate food. The nuses always answered questions that I had and was prompt with his medications

    05/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: My mother was at the Oaks on Parkwood for knee surgery. I found all the staff at the facility very loving and helpful. I know there has been some bad reviews like a year ago or longer, I believe that you have to weed out the bad in order to replace with the good. I would definitely bring my love one back there. My mother was very satisfied.

    05/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: The staff at the Oaks are so caring and always treated dad as one of there own family members. I would recommend this facility to family and friends.

    05/02/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: OMG The Oaks is a wonderful place to have your loved one. My mother has been here almost 14 months and I would not have her anywhere else. Staff very responsive to all my concerns. The meals are great, rooms are big and clean. The place just keeps getting better and better.

    03/30/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: I'm sad to see things haven't changed since others' reviews.
    For the love of all that is holy, DO NOT put anyone in their rehab facility. My 95-year-old grandfather came here to recover from a pelvic fracture. We chose this place because we had been so pleased with the independent and assisted living care and facilities. We would rate that an 11 out of 10.
    But their rehab is AWFUL! While the facility is clean and the staff are pleasant, the nurses are short-handed.
    However, it is their NURSING ASSISTANTS THAT ARE HORRIBLE, UNCARING, PEOPLE. They would refuse to change Granddad's diaper when he asked (he had to wear it due to the fracture). In the month and a half that he was there, he was found dehydrated THREE times. The last time resulted in an emergency room visit where we weren't sure he'd make it. The last straw was that not FOUR DAYS after that ER scare, he was found on the floor at 9 p.m. My mom had asked the nursing asst. to put him to bed at 6:45 p.m., and they said they would. But they didn't. So when they check at 8:30, he was still in his chair. Then at 9, a nurse walking by saw him on the floor. The poor man was so exhausted he had fallen asleep and slipped out of his chair. So that was ANOTHER ER visit to make sure he was okay, which, thank God, he was. We were able to move him out the next day.
    Until the owners are willing to invest money in hiring more staff, and better-qualified staff, this AWFUL rehab facility will NEVER reach the high quality of care that its sister facilities offer.
    You would be an IDIOT not to listen to this review and the others of this place. PLEASE, PLEASE, check out the ratings and stories of others. If they are currently there, my prayers are with you that you can get them out SOON before you have the HORRIBLE experience we had! Do Not leave them alone for long there!

    08/30/2012 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: One is the lowest the site would let me put.
    PLEASE DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    01/10/2012 An Current/Past Resident Writes: If I could give this place a ZERO I would. DO NOT TAKE YOUR LOVED ONE THERE! The "care" is horrible, many of the staff are rude and uncaring, health standards are not met, generally BAD experience. Food quality is poor, proportions small.
    Since moving to another facility, we have found numerous other people who had like experiences but we did not know before going to The Oaks. I am hoping this review will save someone else a lot of heartache and the trouble of making a move from one place to another.
    I think this company concentrates on "presentation" rather than quality care. The grounds are nice but the care inside the building is not. Don't be fooled...go somewhere else!

    Response: My family is in the same situation.
    Has anyone found a good skilled nursing facility
    in Birmingham???

    Response: I am a licensed care provider been in business since 2008 we have not had any complaints we care for you loved one as it is our own. I am an Independent Owner Licensed & Bonded and Insured. Infinity Sitting Service is the company to turn to in need of special caring and around the clock care.
    Please Call
    Mrs. Kiare
    (205) 202-9061

    12/28/2011 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: our family is so disappointed and concerned about the quality of care our family member is receiving.
    After repeated discussions with the R.N. in charge,
    basic care eg. food removed under finger nail, diapers not being changed after 45min of request, dentures not being cleaned. We are trying to find another facility.
    Personal care is the most important but a host of other unprofessional things have happened eg. cloths missing a staff members purse and clothing found in the closet. I could go on but I think you must have the picture of a nursing facility in need of a major reorganization.

    Response: I had a relative to go and sit with a patient because the patient was found at 5am out walking and the facility said that patient need a sitter but when the patient daughter got off work and decided to remove her mom from the facility because she had heard of some mistreating of the patients that were residents their

    Description of Oaks On Parkwood Assisted Living Facility in Bessemer, AL

    Number of Beds : 34

    Oaks On Parkwood Assisted Living Facility, located in Bessemer, Alabama provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Alzheimer's Care. Oaks On Parkwood Assisted Living Facility has an average user review rating of 3 stars. Oaks On Parkwood Assisted Living Facility has a very good hospital, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 85 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Oaks On Parkwood Assisted Living Facility's nearest hospital is 9 miles away. The zipcode (35022) in Alabama, where Oaks On Parkwood Assisted Living Facility is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Oaks On Parkwood Assisted Living Facility can be found here.

    Oaks on Parkwood Assisted Living 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, Oaks on Parkwood Assisted Living Facility is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

    Also, Oaks on Parkwood Assisted Living Facility facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


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    Demographic Profile for Bessemer, AL,35022

    Annual Crime
    35022 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 9 4
    Property Crimes 9 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 32%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 3.5 / 100
    Water Quality 79 / 100
    Superfund Sites 21 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 361.2
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 10% Below
    Cost of Food 3% Above
    Utilities 1% Above
    Miscellaneous 2% Below
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 6.12%
    Male Population 47.02%
    Female Population 52.98%
    Median Age 38.2 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $51,433
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Bessemer AL
    Percent Religious 57.94%
    Baptist 29.98%
    Catholic 7.93%
    Methodist 6.07%
    Other Christian 4.89%
    Pentecostal 3.39%
    Presbyterian 2.32%
    All Other 3.36%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Bessemer AL
    White  67.1%
    Black  30.8%
    Hispanic/Latino  0.8%
    Multiracial  0.8%
    Asian  0.2%

    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.