Alacare Home Health & Hospice

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Alacare Home Health & Hospice was a private company that operated home health and hospice facilities statewide. Its headquarters offices were at 2400 John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover.

Alabama Home Health Care Inc. was founded by Charles and Mary Beard in December 1970 as a non-profit. Charles' brother, Robert Beard served as president.

Charles assumed the presidency when Robert left the company in 1976, but soon passed it to his son, John, who divested from his own company, the Professional Services Leasing Corporation that same year. Another son, Charles III founded Health Services Medical Supply Inc. in 1975, which contracted with Alacare and others to supply medical equipment. In 1981 the United States Department of Health and Human Services conducted an audit of Alacare and ruled that some of its payments to related companies from previous years should not have been reimbursed by Medicare. Judge U. W. Clemon granted the company an injunction, enjoining the government to make the reimbursements. Alacare was incorporated as a for-profit company in 1982. The Beard family also established the Hospice & Home Health Fund of Alabama to help support low-income patients in need of home health and hospice services.

John Beard remained president of Alacare while his sister, Susan Brouillette became CEO. The company reported revenues of $117 million in 2018.

In April 2019 it was announced that Alacare would be acquired by Encompass Health.


  • 9044 U.S. Highway 431 North, Albertville
  • 33 Aliant Parkway, Alexander City
  • 2002 Lay Dam Road, Clanton
  • 407 4th Avenue Southwest, Cullman
  • 1690 Beltline Road Southwest, Decatur
  • 3379 West Main Street, Dothan
  • 310 South 3rd Street, Gadsden
  • 321 Greenville Bypass, Greenville
  • 311 Alabama State Highway 17, Hamilton
  • 2970 Lorna Road, Hoover
  • 802 Shoney Drive Southwest, Huntsville
  • 3699 Industrial Parkway, Jasper
  • 6333 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile
  • 4782 Woodmere Boulevard, Montgomery
  • 2713 Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals
  • 5710 Watermelon Road, Northport
  • 1409 2nd Avenue East, Oneonta
  • 2312 Center Hills Drive, Opelika
  • 2109 U.S. Highway 78 East, Oxford
  • 74 Plaza Drive, Pell City
  • 504 McCurdy Avenue South, Rainsville
  • 23820 John T. Reid Parkway, Scottsboro
  • 824 U.S. Highway 231 South, Troy


  • Alabama Home Health Care, Inc. v. Schweiker (1981) District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. 527 F. Supp. 849.
  • Thornton, William (April 1, 2019) "Encompass Health Corp. acquires hospice company" The Birmingham News