Big Springs Specialty Care Center

(866) 653-9337

500 Saint Clair Ave Sw, HUNTSVILLE, AL


Services

  • Nursing Home

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
Big Springs Specialty Care Center
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500 SAINT CLAIR AVE SW
HUNTSVILLE
AL
35763
USA
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User Reviews

04/04/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

DO NOT TAKE YOUR LOVED ONE TO THIS PLACE!!! They are understaffed, especially on Friday nights. There is a complete lack of compassion for their patients (with the exception of a handful of people). Both of these issues lead to your loved one being neglected and treated at times sub-human!! Sitting in urine or feces for long periods of time because the resident can't express their needs themselves, everyone is busy doing something else, staff members didn't show up for work, or management is cutting corners by cutting down on staff numbers per shift. The facilities are not clean, residents are not clean, and not a soul is responsible for anything wrong. Pass the blame!! The doctors are inept!!! I believe they do not communicate with one another on meds prescribed or the interactions that were almost FATAL! Not one person took responsibility for almost killing my loved one, didn't even apologize for drugs they prescribed causing my loved one to be hospitalized for days and causing long term damage to my loved one's brain and heart. All because someone didn't check or know the drug interactions. Now, let's talk about the people in social services that are there to help you decide on a care plan for you or your family member. Don't count on them or their word. If they says they'll do it or they care, do not expect them to make it happen. One of them actually told me," be thankful for every day you have with your family member". This was in response to my asking for testing to find out if the disease had progressed or if something else might be happening. I have to say the location is convenient. Look somewhere else!!! I wish I had.

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    Response: I would like to talk to you as I experienced many of the same things with Big Springs Nursing Home. Do not want to give my email address here, but google, when you can "Safe Haven Senior Family Home" You can contact me there. I am not trying to sell anything. Just wanted to compare notes that are still disturbing to me.


    11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Big Springs Specialty Care Center is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 145 beds based in Huntsville, AL. At last check, the facility had 123 residents indicating that it is 85% 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 Big Springs Specialty Care Center, was 1 star, which is a lower rating than 87% of nursing homes in Alabama. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 2 stars to 1 stars.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Big Springs Specialty Care Center 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 higher than average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is lower 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 09/13/2012.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here



    09/13/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Big Springs is sadly understaffed. My father received practically no assistance from anyone there. No one offered to bring clean linens, assist with bathing, or answer the call button. I would not recommend this facility to anyone.




    Description of Big Springs Specialty Care Center in HUNTSVILLE, AL

    Number of Beds : 145

    What is senior living? Both words in this phrase are essential, but the key is “Living!” Simply put, senior living is for those age 55 and older who still want to get everything they can out of life—with excellent value, excellent care, and excellent times. It means an engaged, satisfied lifestyle based upon your wants and needs. For some it means independent living, a way to live as usual but without the hassles of home ownership or maintenance. For others it means assisted living, a type of retirement community that still emphasizes your freedom and independence, but always with a ready, friendly staff to assist as needed. For those requiring more intensive help with physical needs or with Alzheimer’s or dementia, senior living means nursing care and memory care. Senior living offers comprehensive continuing care, where retirees can “age in place,” moving from one form of care to another as needed. Finally, senior living also means in-home care, where trained staff help retirees in their current home.

    Source: OurParents.com

    Amenities

    Parking & Transportation
    • Guest Parking
    Community Services
    • Activity Director
    • Beautician/Barber
    • Clubhouse/Meeting Rooms
    • Computer/Internet Access
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry Service
    • Maintenance Director
    Dining Options
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Snack
    • Restaurant Style
    • Family Style
    • Room Service as Needed
    • Ethnic Meals
    • Gluten-Free
    • Kosher Meals
    • Low Sugar
    • Vegetarian
    • Low Sodium
    Security
    • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
    • 24 Hour Controlled Access
    • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
    • Emergency In-Room Call System
    • Fire Sprinkler System
    Personal Assistance
    • Foot Care
    • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
    • Catheter Management
    • Sitting, Standing, Walking
    • Toileting
    • Medication Management
    Behavioral Support
    • Hits, Kicks, or Acts Physically Aggressive
    • Yells, Curses, or Acts Verbally Aggressive
    • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
    • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
    • Paces or Rummages Habitually
    • Seeks exit or Tries to Leave
    • Wanders
    • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
    Special Health Conditions
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Breathing Support with Oxygen
    • Broken Bones
    • Cancer
    • Colostomy or Urostomy
    • Depression
    • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
    • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
    • Immune Deficiency
    • Management of a Feeding Tube
    • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
    • Osteoporosis
    • Stroke
    • Tendency To Fall
    • Diabetic Diet
    • Oral Medication
    • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
    • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
    On-Site Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Restorative Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    Memory Care Services
    • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
    • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
    • Regular Assessments by Interdisciplinary Staff
    • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
    • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
    • Dementia Stage 1
    • Dementia Stage 2
    • Dementia Stage 3
    • Dementia Stage 4
    • Dementia Stage 5
    • Dementia Stage 6
    • Dementia Stage 7

    Demographic Profile for HUNTSVILLE, AL, 35763

    People

    Male Population
    49.37%
    Female Population
    50.63%
    Median Age
    37.8 Years
    Average Household Income
    $88,063

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    Overall
    10% Above
    Cost of Food
    7% Below
    Utilities
    15% Below
    Miscellaneous
    2% Above

    Environment
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    56.2 / 100
    Water Quality
    1 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    69 / 100
    Physicians per 100k
    245

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    5
    Property Crimes
    6