Jefferson Rehabilitation Health Center
The Jefferson Rehabilitation and Health Center is an assisted living facility at 200 North Pine Hill Road in Ketona. It is operated by Jefferson County and the Jefferson Health System. The director is Derrick Williams.
The center was constructed in 1995 with short-term rehabilitation as its primary focus. The center features a rehabilitation gymnasium, five dining areas, eight visiting areas, four outdoor courtyards and a beauty/barber shop. In addition to rehabilitation services, the center offers long-term nursing care.
In 2010 the Jefferson County Commission recommended selling the center to a private operator. Uncertainty about the future of the facility prompted many employees to move. That and the county's hiring freeze left the center understaffed. In 2012 the county spent $4 million to operate the home with 80 employees serving 29 residents.
In February 2013 the county accepted a $2.9 million bid to sell the home to Tara Jane, LLC, of Orchard Park, New York. The company transferred its license for 190 skilled-nursing beds from its Fairfield location, while County's license for 238 beds was sold to Northport Holdings LLC, which plans to build new facilities in Hoover and Vestavia Hills.
- Jefferson Rehabilitation Health Center at jeffconline.jccal.org
- Bryant, Joseph D. (January 17, 2011) "Jefferson County Commissioner George Bowman has cost-saving plan for county home." The Birmingham News
- Wright, Barnett (April 20, 2011) "Jefferson County Commissioner George Bowman says county nursing home unsafe." The Birmingham News
- Wright, Barnett (February 26, 2013)"Jefferson County committee accepts $2.9 million bid for nursing home property." The Birmingham News
- Ranaivo, Yann (July 10, 2013) "JeffCo nursing home in Ketona bought for $2.9M." Birmingham Business Journal