Alabama could be turning into a home health hotspot as a growing number of providers eye several counties for their next projects.
On Monday, four groups had already invested nearly $4 million worth of home health projects in the Birmingham and south Alabama areas, Birmingham Business Journal reports (BBJ).
Alacare Home Health Service, Inc., the only Birmingham-based group, said it is planning a $443,524 home health agency in Baldwin County, while its competition looks toward nearby counties for their projects.
Mobile-based Saad Enterprises Inc. said it plans to spend $1.1 million toward the building of three agencies in the Shelby, St. Clair and Blount counties.
Joining Saad in these counties will be Allied Health Management LLC, who intends to spend $1.8 million to develop three home health agencies in the area.
For its St. Clair projects, Allied plans to build two Medicare-certified agencies costing $537,071 each.
Even Atlanta-based Partners Healthcare Group is getting in on the action by investing $885,531 toward on an agency in Shelby County.
A follow-up article from BBJ published the next day could signal provider interest shows no signs of dying down.
Hometown Home Health Care has also thrown its hat into the ring. The Gadsden, Alabama-based provider already applied for a Certificate of Need with the state for its plan to build a $345,200 home health agency in Blount County.
While none of the provider-submitted Certificates filed with the state disclosed exact locations for the planned projects, according to the article, Alabama residents look to have a variety of home health options in the coming years.
Written by Jason Oliva