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Barfield Health Care Inc

(866) 871-1686

22444 Us Highway 431, Guntersville, AL


  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
Barfield Health Care Inc
22444 US HIGHWAY 431
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Barfield Health Care Inc is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 113 beds based in Guntersville, AL. At last check, the facility had 111 residents indicating that it is 98% occupied which is more than average within the state of Alabama. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family 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 Barfield Health Care Inc, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 81% of nursing homes in Alabama. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 3 stars to 4 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Barfield Health Care Inc 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 about 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 04/19/2012.
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Description of Barfield Health Care Inc in Guntersville, AL

Number of Beds : 113

Barfield Health Care Inc, located in Guntersville, Alabama provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Barfield Health Care Inc has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 4 stars. Barfield Health Care Inc has a very good hospital, Marshall Medical Center North, located nearby, which scored a 82 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Barfield Health Care Inc's nearest hospital is 10 miles away. The zipcode (35976) in Alabama, where Barfield Health Care Inc is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Barfield Health Care Inc can be found here.

Barfield Health Care Inc 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, Barfield Health Care Inc 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 Guntersville, AL,35976


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
40.4 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

15% Below
Cost of Food
1% Below
4% Below
4% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
83 / 100
Water Quality
54 / 100
Superfund Sites
78 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes