In the beginning

From personal experience in seeking care for his elderly mother, Kitty, Jim D knew there was a need. He built this nursing home for her and others requiring skilled care. Until he passed away in 1994, meeting the needs of our residents and their families was Jim D’s daily mission.
While many nursing homes are now the property of large corporations, ours remains a family owned facility dedicated to meeting the needs of our neighbors in Cullman County and northern Alabama. As our neighbors’ needs have grown, so have we. Our facility is now equipped with 208 beds.

Continued today

When you enter our facility you can always be assured a warm and friendly greeting from staff who take a personal interest in every resident. We have a number of pleasant patios, sunrooms, and courtyards for our residents to enjoy. Rocking chairs, swings and other furniture are provided, along with pergolas and shaded porches. Mattie’s Garden is an area where residents can plant and tend to their own flowers and gardens and even relax by our fishpond.
Much has changed over the years in terms of technology and methods of care, but we still live by the words Jim D told us to keep in mind every day: “Treat each resident as if they were your own Mama or Daddy.”

Meet the Team

Our team is dedicated to caring for your family members. Our facility is the only 5 Star Rated Skilled Nursing Facility in Cullman County, AL. With hard work and dedication, we will continue to ensure the absolute best care possible to our residents.

Michael Vickers


Dr. Henry Beeler

Medical Director

Robbi Kimberly

Assistant Dietary Manager

Kim Alfred

Social Services Assistant

Melanie Piper

Medicaid-Trust Fund Coordinator

Melanie Vincent

Billing Assistant

Madison Creel

Medicaid Trust Fund Coordinator

Terri Ugarkovich

Director of Nursing

Sonya Hicks

Nurse Practitioner

Jaime Medlock

Activities Director

Kelly Cornett


Angie Hudson

MDS Coordinator

Tina Steele


Debbie Hendrix

Environmental Services Supervisor

Renea Standridge

Assistant Director of Nursing

Ashley Ralph

Dietary Manager

Alyssa Aikens

Social Services Coordinator

Erika Blankenship

Human Resources Coordinator

Brad Dyer

Maintenance Supervisor

Theresa Jones

Admissions Coordinator

Ashley Pellum

Clinical Liaison

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