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CarePatrol of Huntsville/Birmingham/Montgomery

All CarePatrol senior care advisors and assisted living consultants are committed to finding the best community for your loved one.

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Over 150 Local Senior Care Advisors Nationwide

Care Concierge with CarePatrol

The following are 1.2 Nursing Contact Hours / 1 Social Work Contact Hour

January Calendar

Register in Advance for this meeting
You are invited to a Zoom meeting on "Accepting Aging"
When: Jan 9, 2023 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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You are invited to a Zoom meeting on "Animal-Assisted Therapy with Holly Skelly"
When: Jan 13, 2023 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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You are invited to a Zoom meeting on "Oh my aching..." Pain Management in the Elderly with Phyllis Grauer, PharmD"
When: Jan 16, 2023 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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You are invited to a Zoom meeting on "QEEG Brain Mapping and Mental Health"
When: Jan 20, 2023 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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You are invited to a Zoom meeting on "Invisible Disabilities"
When: Jan 23, 2023 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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You are invited to a Zoom meeting on "Ethics and Medical Futility"
When: Jan 27, 2023 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

First Generation Healthcare, LLC, dba “CarePatrol”, is an approved provider for continuing education programs for the Alabama Board of Nursing, #ABNP1563, Exp 02/07/26.
First Generation Healthcare, LLC, dba “CarePatrol”, is an approved provider for continuing education programs for the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners, #0689, Exp 03/31/23

How We Help You Find the Best Community for Your Senior

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It all begins with a simple phone call. Why is this call so important?

Choosing a safer senior housing option, unfortunately, cannot be made by appearance alone. What is most important is something that really can’t be seen. It is "Can this community really care for your senior?" That's why CarePatrol's advisors complete a "Care Discovery" and base our recommendations on care options that can specifically meet your individual needs and preferences.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor
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Guided Tour of Communities

We believe in private & personalized tours. We literally walk you through the steps. You will never get a list from us and be told to “go visit them alone, or on your own.” After we’ve matched your individualized needs to safer care options in your area, we will accompany you on a tour of each one of them. Or, we will provide a virtual tour if that works better for you. You are never alone because we will be your personal care guide from start to finish.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor
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Full Care Details & Transparent Pricing

We insist on transparency with pricing & services. We don’t like surprises either. How to pay for care is always a concern and a valid question of our clients. Another important question relates to what services are provided in a specific care option. We can help alleviate these concerns. We will inform you of private, Veterans, or other government programs that you may be eligible for.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor
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Moving Day & Transition Support

We work with the community so you can focus on your loved one. Change can be hard, especially for Seniors. We make sure everything is in order so on moving day, everybody’s attention can be on making the transition as smooth as possible. Ensuring your questions are answered and you continue to feel good about your decision is as important as getting your senior settled in to a new environment.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor
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Continuing Care Support

CarePatrol delivers satisfaction to families every day. Your advisor will be there for you when you need them - even after you make your decision. Long after move-in day, we'll still be there with regular check-ins to ensure your loved one's needs are being met.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor

Shawn Barnes

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"Families know they can trust me because of my experience and knowledge."

Shawn considers himself blessed to be able to help seniors and their families during a time when many emotional and practical issues must be considered. He listens carefully to all of his client's needs, concerns and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as; Independent Living, Assisted Senior Housing, Memory Care or In-Home Care. Shawn went through the same overwhelming experience when he helped find care for a loved one in 2011, just prior to starting CarePatrol. Shawn's personal experience gave him the passion that he still has today to help families.


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Spotlight On Shawn Barnes

Years In Area:

Shawn is a lifelong Alabama resident who enjoys the diversity of scenery and people in our area. He also enjoys trying the new restaurants that are exploding across the state.

About Shawn:

Shawn has been happily married for 25 years and considers his wife his best friend. He has three children, one in college and two young professionals. When he's not serving the community he enjoys cooking, painting, and spending time with his family and his dogs.

Before CarePatrol:

Prior to CarePatrol, Shawn had a career in hospice pharmacy sales for over 7 years.

Best Traits:

Shawn would describe himself as empathetic, experienced, and trustworthy.

Favorite Movie:

Sunset Boulevard

Favorite Book:

Parting the Waters

Why I Do This

When Shawn helps families, he feels valued.

Latest Articles

How CEU Educators Helped Healthcare Workers Remain Licensed Through the Pandemic

The pandemic threatened even the licensures of healthcare workers who were suddenly left unable to obtain their required Continuing Education Units (CEUs). That’s when two providers of CEU instruction, Katie Cochran and Jay Jones, recognized the problem and decided to do something about it.

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Siblings in Denial

By CarePatrol of Greater Birmingham It is common for family caregivers to experience some denial on the part of siblings as to the health and needs of their elderly loved ones. Conversely, siblings who visit less frequently may notice a...

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Our Team Members
CW Merritt, RN
CW Merritt, RN
Chief Clinical Officer
Dixie Tyler
Dixie Tyler
Care Concierge
Jennifer Reding
Jennifer Reding
Care Concierge

Senior Care Placement Huntsville/Birmingham/Montgomery

I'd like to talk with you today because I know that finding aging care can be overwhelming, stressful and difficult. I've been through it myself. If you have questions, I'll help you find answers. I tour with my clients and have been frequently visiting communities since 2011. For that reason, I am able to share information about virtually every community in central and north Alabama, not only costs but building layout, room size and design, staffing including changes in management or ownership, philosophy of care, character and of course, "feel". I will educate you, advocate for your loved one and hold your hand throughout.  I have a series of videos on YouTube that answers many FAQs as well. We at CarePatrol are here to help. Education is the heart of what we do.  Check out my entire video library here.


Here are just a few examples of the videos available on my YouTube channel:

Animal-assisted Therapy with Holly Skelly, LICSWS

Accepting Aging

Oh my aching....Pain Management in the Elderly with Phyllis Grauer, PharmD

qEEG Brain Mapping and Mental Health

Issues and Trends Associated with Dementia Caregivers, with Dr. Chandler Caldwell, DSW, LICSWS, PIP

Huntington's Disease: Overview & Pearls with Dr. Daniel Dees

Serving These Areas


Acmar, Adamsville, Addison, Adger, Alabaster, Albertville, Alexandria, Alpine, Altoona, Anderson, Anniston, Arab, Ardmore, Arley, Ashland, Ashville, Athens, Attalla, Baileyton, Bankston, Bear Creek, Berry, Bessemer, Big Cove, Birmingham, Blountsville, Bluff Park, Boaz, Bon Air, Booth, Borden Springs, Branchville, Bremen, Bridgeport, Brighton, Brilliant, Brownsboro, Bryant, Cahaba Heights, Calera, Carbon Hill, Cedar Bluff, Center Point, Centre, Chelsea, Cherokee, Childersburg, Clanton, Cleveland, Coalburg, Collinsville, Columbiana, Coosa Pines, Coosada, Cordova, County Line, Courtland, Cragford, Crane Hill, Crestline Heights, Cropwell, Crossville, Cullman, Danville, Dawson, Deatsville, Decatur, Delta, Detroit, Dixiana, Dodge City, Dolomite, Dora, Double Springs, Dutton, Eastaboga, Echola, Eldridge, Elrod, Empire, Fairfield, Fayette, Fort Mcclellan, Fosters, Fultondale, Gadsden, Gallant, Gardendale, Glencoe, Goodwater, Graysville, Haleyville, Hanceville, Harpersville, Hayden, Helena, Holly Pond, Homewood, Hoover, Hope Hull, Horton, Houston, Hueytown, Huntsville, Hytop, Ider, Indian Springs, Irondale, Jacksonville, Jasper, Jemison, Joppa, Kennedy, Killen, Kimberly, Laceys Spring, Lake View, Langston, Leeds, Leesburg, Leighton, Lincoln, Lineville, Locust Fork, Logan, Lynn, Maylene, Mc Calla, Millerville, Montevallo, Morris, Mount Olive, Munford, Nauvoo, Northport, Oakman, Odenville, Ohatchee, Oneonta, Oxford, Parrish, Pell City, Pinson, Pleasant Grove, Quinton, Ragland, Rainbow City, Ralph, Remlap, Riverside, Shelby, Snead, Southside, Springville, Steele, Sterrett, Sumiton, Sylacauga, Sylvan Springs, Talladega, Townley, Trafford, Trussville, Tuscaloosa, Vance, Vandiver, Vestavia, Vincent, Vinemont, Warrior, Weaver, Wellington, Wilsonville, Madison, Meridianville, New Market, Toney, Huntsville, Bear Creek, Beaverton, Brilliant, Detroit Guin, Hackleburg, Hamilton, Hodges, Phil Campbell, Red Bay, Spruce Pine, Sulligent, Vernon, Vina, Winfield, Cherokee, Waterloo, Henagar, Higdon, Ider, Mentone, Rainsville, Sylvania, Valley Head, Anderson, Courtland, Florence, Killen, Leighton, Lester, Lexington, Lincoln, Lineville, Littleville, Locust Fork, Logan, Lynn, Madison, Marbury, Maylene, Mc Calla, Meadowbrook, Mentone, Meridianville, Midfield, Millbrook, Millerville, Millport, Montevallo, Montgomery, Moody, Morris, Moulton, Mount Hope, Mount Olive, Mountain Brook, Mulga, Munford, Muscle Shoals, Nauvoo, Nectar, New Hope, New Market, Oak Grove, Oakman, Odenville, Ohatchee, Oneonta, Owens Cross Roads, Oxford, Paint Rock, Parrish, Pelham, Pell City, Phil Campbell, Piedmont, Pike Road, Pine Ridge, Pinson, Pisgah, Pleasant Grove, Powell, Prattville, Princeton, Quinton, Ragland, Rainbow City, Rainsville, Red Bay, Remlap, Riverside, Rockford, Rogersville, Rosa, Russellville, Saint Florian, Sand Rock, Sardis City, Scottsboro, Section, Sheffield, Shelby, Shiloh, Shoal Creek, Snead, Somerville, South Side, South Vinemont, Springville, Spruce Pine, Steele, Sterrett, Stevenson, Sulligent, Sumiton, Susan Moore, Sycamore, Sylacauga, Sylvan Springs, Sylvania, Talladega, Talladega Springs, Tanner, Town Creek, Tuscumbia, Cedar Bluff, Centre, Fort Payne, Gaylesville, Leesburg, Decatur, Athens, Danville, Elkmont, Eva, Falkville, Hartselle, Hillsboro, Lester, Somerville, Tanner, Tarrant, Thorsby, Titus, Toney, Town Creek, Townley, Trafford, Trenton, Triana, Trinity, Trussville, Tuscumbia, Union Grove, Valhermoso Springs, Valley Head, Vandiver, Verbena, Vernon, Vestavia, Vina, Vincent, Vinemont, Waldo, Warrior, Waterloo, Weaver, Wellington, Weogufka, West Jefferson, West Point, West Over, Wetumpka, Wilsonville, Winfield, Woodville

Zip Codes

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