Often, home health care services can reduce or eliminate lengthy hospitalizations and the inconvenience of frequent trips to your doctor’s office. Cullman Regional’s Home Care Services brings care to the homes of residents throughout Cullman County, extending your physician’s care and hospital services to the comfort and security of your home.

Personalized Plan

Under the guidance of your physician, our clinical team of nurses, therapists, home health aides and medical social workers delivers a personalized plan of care that includes medical and rehabilitation services. We also provide regular reports to your physician on your treatment, condition and recovery.

Our Services

Home health care services include nursing and personal care, physical and occupational therapy, infusion therapy, specialized wound care and diabetes management, patient and family education, and community resource planning. We can help with arrangements for special equipment and medical supplies ordered by your doctor, including dressings, catheters, venipuncture (for IV therapy or blood draws) or feeding tubes. We will also assist with the processing of your insurance claims.

Cullman Regional Home Care Services operates under federal Medicare guidelines and provides services without regard to the race, sex, national origin or handicap.


Skilled Nursing
  • Wound Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Diabetes Education
  • Disease Management & Medication Education
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Maintenance and Education on Home Management of Foley Catheters, feeding tubes, colostomy, urinary diversions, tracheostomy, chest tubes and central lines

Physical Therapy
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Joints
  • Lymphedema Management
  • Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Gait Training
  • Balance Training
  • Fall Prevention
  • Strengthening Exercises

Home Care Aide

These services are provided by a home health aide and could include:

  • Personal care
  • Range of Motion (ROM) Exercise Assistance
  • Assistance with Grooming Needs
  • Assistance with Daily Living Needs

Home Care Services under Medicare

Medicare requires that patients be homebound, under the care of a physician and in need of skilled nursing or therapy services on an intermittent basis – a few hours a day or week. Homebound means that it would be a considerable and taxing effort for the patient to leave home. You do not need to be bedridden or totally confined to home to qualify for Medicare reimbursement.
Qualifying conditions for home health care services include:

  • Chronic condition requiring intermittent skilled assessment and monitoring
  • Therapy to overcome a recent surgery or illness
  • Continued care in the home after a recent hospital stay
  • Terminally ill patients who need skilled medical care

Occupational Therapy Services
  • Joint Protection
  • Energy Conservation
  • Fall Prevention
  • Home Safety
  • Fine Motor Skill Training for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Personal Care Assistance

These services are provided by a home health aide and could include:

  • Skin, foot, mouth and nail care
  • Bathing the patient
  • Assistance with dressing activities
  • Preparing light meals
  • Light housekeeping duties
  • Assistance with doctor-prescribed exercise programs

Our Team

For more than 20 years, our Home Care Services team has been providing care to the Cullman community. Our staff includes registered nurses, certified nursing aides, physical therapists and licensed PT assistants, occupational therapists, and experienced administrative personnel to assist with insurance claims, scheduling, and other questions.

Michael Hall, MD

Home Care Medical Director

Cullman Regional Home Care Services is proud to have Michael Hall, MD, as our medical director. A native of Gordo, Alabama, Dr. Hall earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and holds the American Medical Association’s (AMA) EPEC Certification in end-of-life care. He began private practice with Cullman Internal Medicine in 1981 and currently serves as a certified palliative care instructor for the AMA and medical supervisor for Palliative Care Consultation Services at Cullman Regional. He previously served as the Cullman Regional Medical Executive Committee Chief of Medicine. Dr. Hall is an active member of First Baptist Church of Cullman where he is an instructor, a member of the Personnel Committee and participates in the Chancel Choir. He is active with the Good Samaritan Health Clinic and numerous international missions. Personal interests include international travel, aerobic exercise, vocal and instrumental music, snow-skiing and water-skiing.

Frequently Asked Questions


What makes Cullman Regional Home Care Different than other Home Care Providers?

  • Specialized Congestive Heart Failure Program
  • Specialized Total Knee and/or Hip Replacement Program
  • Direct access to physicians
  • In-house consultations: one of our home care team members will help patients and family members plan for their home needs
  • Dementia care certified staff
  • Palliative Care Certified Staff (ELNEC)
  • Disease-specific management programs for COPD, pneumonia, heart attack and dementia
  • Social Work Services are provided for patients who need assistance accessing community resources, counseling or long-term planning assistance
  • In-home Chaplain services
  • More than 25 years experience
  • Ensure consistency in care transition due to being a division of Cullman Regional

How do I know if I or my loved one, qualifies for home care?

  • Does it take considerable effort for you or your loved one to leave home?
  • Do you, or your loved one, need skilled care such as nursing, physical therapy or occupational therapy?

If you answered YES to both of these questions, you may qualify for home care.


Who qualifies for home health care services under Medicare?

To qualify, a person must be homebound, under the care of a physician, and in need of skilled services on an intermittent basis – for a few hours a day or week. A patient does not have to be bedridden or totally confined to home to qualify for Medicare reimbursement. You are considered homebound if you are unable to leave home without considerable and taxing effort. A physician must establish and periodically review your plan of care.


Who pays for home health care services?

Many insurance plans cover home care services, including Medicare. Medicare covers most services at cost, and many insurance plans reimburse up to 80% for home care services. Cullman Regional Home Care Services will determine what services are covered by your particular plan and your plan’s eligibility requirements. Our staff will file your insurance claims.


What types of patients benefit from home care?

  • Patients recovering from surgery or illness
  • Patients with cancer or long-term chronic disease
  • Homebound individuals requiring intermittent skilled services
  • Patients requiring high-tech procedures such as IV therapy or ventilator care
  • Patients with a chronic condition that requires frequent monitoring
  • Patients requiring rehabilitation therapy to overcome injuries or illness

How do I secure home health care services?

Although a physician referral is required to initiate Cullman Regional Home Care Services, the following people can help you make arrangements and provide you with further information:

  • A hospital discharge planner
  • A medical social worker
  • Your physician’s office staff

How do I know if Cullman Regional Home Care Services are available in my area?

Cullman Regional Home Care Services covers all of Cullman County and will travel into all adjacent counties. For additional information regarding service area, call our office at (256) 737-2831


Can I request Cullman Regional Home Care Services?

Patients or family members can call us directly at (256) 737-2831 and we will call the primary care physician to see if they would like for us to complete a FREE in-home evaluation to determine if you or your loved one qualifies for home care. Our team will then report the findings of our nurse of physical therapist to the primary care physician to receive orders. Patients can also ask their physician to refer them to Cullman Regional Home Care.


What is involved in an in-home evaluation?

  • Review of complete health history
  • Complete head-to-toe physical assessment
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Safety and home environment assessment
  • Functional Limitation Assessment which assesses abilities related to activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs)

Hours


Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On call: nights, weekends and holidays

Location


Administrative Offices:

Second floor
Professional Office Building 1
Suite 230
Main Hospital Campus

Contact


Telephone: (256) 737-2831
Fax: (256) 737-2829