Choosing a long term care facility in Dothan and the Wiregrass area is a difficult decision. The more you know about us, the easier the decision will be for you or your loved one. We offer a number of services not found in other long-term care facilities in the Wiregrass area that will make you or your loved one feel at home.
We hope the information here will be a help to you, but always remember we are available to speak to you personally at any time.
Long Term Care Services in Dothan, Alabama
- 24-Hour Nursing Care
- Restorative Care
- Social Services
- Personalized Activities
- Dietary/Nutrition Services
- Housekeeping Services
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Family Support Services
Socializing is a key part of everyone’s life and at Extendicare there are many opportunities to share time with family and friends. Our Activity Department provides a wide range of daily activities and events. Some of the best socialization is provided in interactions with members of our staff. Our goal is to make Extendicare Health Center as home-like as possible and the best way to achieve that is to have a staff that enjoys getting to know our residents. Please take the time to review our Activity Calendar on the Calendar of Events page.
- Wellness programs
- Bible Study
- Arts & Crafts
- Live Entertainment
- Social Events
- Games and Activities
- Specialized Small Group Activities
- Outings to restaurants and shopping malls.
Top Quality Care
Our foundation of people of character is instrumental in our provision of quality of care. Our long term care staff is professional and highly skilled in their areas and come to work each day with high expectations. They know that the most important part of doing a good job is to do it with compassion and caring. Everyone works as a team with the common goal of putting our residents first in all we do.
Our long term care facility is staffed with caring people whose goal is to assist our residents in achieving a healthy, happy lifestyle.
- Licensed Long Term Care Administrators
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Certified Nursing Assistants
- Licensed Social Workers
Long term Care Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How do I find the right Nursing Home for my loved one?
Start with referrals – Talk to your family physician and friends. If you know someone who has had an experience at Extendicare please call him or her. Do remember your needs may differ from others: one size does not fit all.
Question: What is life like in a nursing home?
Online resources are an excellent way to find out about life in a nursing home. Each state has a local long term care resident advocate an ombudsman who is employed with your Regional Council on Aging. In southeast Alabama that would be Sarcoa. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services also have an excellent website. Facilities are ranked according to the care they deliver by using a 5-star rating system.
Question: Will the nursing home care for my loved one’s medical needs?
Different nursing homes may have more expertise in different areas. Whether you need care for Alzheimer’s disease, stroke or short term rehabilitation, a nursing home should be able to answer all of your questions.
Question: Do I need to plan a visit?
It’s the people that make the place; both staff and residents. Observe the appearance of the residents and talk with those who can communicate with you. Do the residents look groomed and well cared for? Observe staff interaction with the residents and each other. Are the residents happy and engaged? Does the staff have time to talk with you? Are the staff professional looking and friendly? Cleanliness and absence of smells is of upmost importance. If you are visiting during a mealtime, are they nutritious and appetizing? With these factors, you will find long term care in Dothan and the wiregrass area a great offering
Question: How do I ease the transition to a long term care facility?
Everyone needs time to adjust and come to terms with his or her own feelings. Helping our families and residents through this time is an important part of the work we do.
Regular visits by family and friends help ease the transition. Keep your loved one in the loop about family news as much as possible. A good nursing home will encourage you to be an advocate for your loved one and will have easy access to Administration. Also, we recommend attending regularly scheduled care plan meetings where each department director reviews you or your loved ones care requirements.
Question: What are the Nursing Home costs?
Medicare coverage in a nursing home is very limited and only for a short period of time. Long term care is covered either by private pay or through the state of Alabama’s Medicaid system. We can help answer questions specific to your situation.
What is and is not included in the fee?
For long-term care services, your daily fee covers room and board, all meals and snacks, beauty shop services, television cable service, laundry service, nursing and daily care. Not covered are medications, personal items such as clothing, and telephone service.
What activities are provided for residents?
Extendicare, through our Activity Department staff, provides a wide array of daily activities for resident’s entertainment. Just a few would be worship and bible study activities, movies, bingo, birthday celebrations, entertainment by various volunteer groups, book club, spa day, outings for dining and shopping, and pet therapy. For more information, call 334-793-1177.
What are visiting hours?
Extendicare has unlimited visiting hours. After 6PM, you must enter through the main entrance only.
How do I arrange for a tour of Extendicare?
Please call our Admission’s office at 334-793-1177, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.