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Residents at this level are typically recovering from a stay in the hospital. This provides for the needs of the residents up to and including total care. All skilled nursing care at Piedmont Health & Rehab Center in Piedmont, AL are under the direct supervision of professional nurses with close physician contact. Our skilled nursing facility offers 24-hour skilled nursing care for long-term residents and rehabilitation nursing services for those who need short-term rehabilitation following a hospital stay.

Residents benefit from skilled nursing care at Piedmont Health & Rehab while transitioning from the hospital to home. An interdisciplinary care team made up of nurses, therapist, dieticians, recreational therapist, and social workers develop a plan of care that addresses skilled nursing care needs and rehabilitation therapy goals necessary for the resident to have a safe discharge home or to an alternative care setting.

+ Piedmont Health Care Center

Rehabilitation program is a critical piece of our clinical care strategy. Our goal is to accelerate healing and improve quality of life to the maximum extent possible. Our Physical and Occupational therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists incorporate the latest medical technology and methodology to enhance our resident’s recovery in the areas of wound healing, continence management, pain management, dysphasia, contracture management, and fall prevention.

+ Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy includes strengthening and retraining that will allow residents to become more independent with transfer techniques, walking, prosthetics, and mobility within the facility or at home and in the community. Physical therapy aims to limit a resident’s risk of falling, and increase safety upon discharge.

+ Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy focuses on activities and training that promote independence and managing day to day living tasks (“ADLs”) such as bathing, grooming, dressing and eating skills. Occupational Therapists can also work with resident’s and their families to help them return to their hobbies and special interests.

+ Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy evaluates a resident’s understanding and use of language, speech production, voice and swallowing ability.

+ Dementa/Cognitive Management And Rehabilitation

If a loved one with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia is in need of short-term rehabilitation, our facility has a special Alzheimer’s Unit designed to meet the specific rehabilitation needs of this population as well. All of our state-of-the-art technology is available to residents with dementia while the living in a secure memory care area, creating a more comfortable environment for the resident, and providing peach of mind for family members.


+ Nustep/Stationary Bicycle/Restorator – Neuro/Ortho/Cardio Rehab Cycle Sytem

  • Developed for all ages including the geriatric population
  • Upper and lower extremity exercise options
  • Variable for physical limitations
  • Active and passive options
  • Provides earlier therapy interventions supporting faster strength gains and recovery of function

+ Electrical Stimulations –(includes TENS, estem, interferential, Russian stimulation)

Includes TENS, estem, interferential, Russian stimulation

  • Reduces pain, muscle spasm, edema
  • Increase ROM, circulation
  • Functional neuro and muscle re-education through enhanced neural drive
  • Correction of motor memory, improving strength, coordination and function

+ Vitalstim

  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation designed to treat dysphasia
  • Re-educates throat muscles for swallowing and to prevent aspiration

+ Ultrasound

  • Reduces pain
  • Increases local Circulation
  • Able to treat over edematous tissue
  • Increases cell membrane permeability
  • Increases ROM through collagen remodeling

+ Hydrocollator (moist heat packs) and Cryotherapy (cold packs)

  • Helps increase circulation, relaxes muscle tension, reduces joint stiffness, and prepares tissue for rehabilitation
  • Used to relieve pain due to arthritis, myofibrosis, back pain, muscle strains and spasms
  • Faster muscle recovery
  • Effective with chronic pain management
  • Faster surgical recovery
  • Reduces stress & Anxiety


Medicare & Medicaid Services 5-Star Rated Facility

5starsPiedmont Health and Rehabilitation Center achieved a Five-Star rating as measured by CMS (see Sandra Keener is the Administrator for the facility and Dr. Benjamin Ingram is the Chairman of the Board of Directors.