Danberry at Inverness

235 Inverness Center Drive, Hoover, AL, 35242

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Happy Niecey644862 June 10, 2016

I visited this facility

Recently my aunt for whom I am Power of Attorney moved into Danberry at Inverness, Hoover, AL. Birmingham is her birthplace and she has family and friends that visit often. The facility is clean, staff is helpful, receptive, and knowledgeable. The other residents are very nice. The amenities for Danberry are top notch, really it is more like a mountain retreat than a place for old folks! Pricey, but worth every penny!



MildredMABZH May 11, 2016

I am/was a resident of this facility

I’m in Danberry (Danberry at Inverness). It’s a very nice, beautiful place, but the food could be better. I would like to be back in Atlanta, but Danberry is a nice home away from home. It has beautiful trees and an abundance of flowers. In the entertainment department, I would like to see more things to entertain me like playing cards and different kinds of card games.



Susan120113950 February 29, 2016

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom was put into Danberry At Inverness. I was impressed with the employees, the cleanliness, and their care for the residents. The staff was very good. The rooms were very nice. I have eaten there and it was very good. They did have singing, exercise, bowling, and bingo. They did have all sorts of things.



Caring101805650 February 11, 2015

I visited this facility

The only placed I went was Danberry, and it was very nice. My parents were there, but they wanted to come home so they went home. However, it was a good experience. It was one of the nicest that I had ever been in. I liked the way the rooms were set up. I liked the staff. It didn't have the appearance of a nursing home/assisted living atmosphere. They had a lot of programs for the seniors to do. They had exercise, swimming, and card playing.



Jackie31 January 26, 2015

I visited this facility

Danberry at Inverness was a gorgeous facility. It was really classy. When you walk in, it was like you're walking into the Ritz Carlton, and then if you look over to your left, there was an indoor pool. It was a great place. They are always filled-up; there is hardly any vacancy. They have buses that will take the ladies to get their hair done or go to doctor's appointments, to Walmart, or just go shopping. These were all-included; the only catch was that it has to be within 30 miles, which was easy because most of the hospitals and doctor's offices were close by. If it was farther away, they would have to charge you probably like $15 extra. They get three meals a day, and if you were sick and you were in your room, you just call them and tell them downstairs that you don't feel good, and they will bring your meals to you. Everyday at 4:30, except Sunday, you can go down and mingle with the other residents and have a glass of wine and socialize.



Caring93337150 August 29, 2014

I visited this facility

Danberry At Inverness is a gorgeous facility. It's beautiful and clean, and the people there were nice, but they just weren't as warm and friendly. The only thing that kept me from choosing this place is that the only room they had available was smaller than what I wanted. I know they do have activities, but I really don’t know what they are because I was just there for an hour visit.



Betty1 July 29, 2014

I am/was a resident of this facility

I like Danberry very much. I came to live here January this year. So far, I have no complaints. The staff is very courteous. They do their job very well too. I also find the place clean and well kept. Their food is excellent. I play bingo with the residents. They have a wonderful library which is a good thing because I love to read.



Bob95773750 July 11, 2014

I am/was a resident of this facility

Danberry is only about five years old. So, everything is up-to-date, all electronics and all security things are brand new. The building is outstanding. The grounds are well kept and lovely. What I was noticing as I was going around was that they are staffed to do the job. In other words, there is a man in-charge of maintenance and he has a crew of people who get things done. They have a leader of the maid service and enough people to do their job. I go run around looking at the place just to see about dining and you can go back three weeks later, the same people are there. It is just organized. It looks to me to be a successful operation and it's hard to be successful. Some of the employees are not all that heavily paid. I use to have a bunch of stores in malls and it drove me nuts to try to keep everything going. So, I watch and I say: "This place was organized" The management that they have seem to be good. If you have a problem and you try to address yourself to it, they seem willing to try to hear what it is and see if there is a way to fix it and that's what it is all about.

I've been here for two years and the main thing is the sense of community; the quality of staff and how they perform. If you have been active all your life and busy running stuff, then all of a sudden you are sitting here watching television, you just have to learn to adjust on how to be a senior citizen in a senior retirement home. I think these people seem to have an understanding of that and are earnestly trying to make your life pleasant. We play bridge and poker. We have some boxes built up out back where I have some tomatoes grow and I have some fresh tomatoes yesterday from my tomato plants. This place is aces!



Charlotte17 June 26, 2014

I visited this facility

The visit at Danberry was very good. They have an exercise facility that is in the building. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Regarding the staff, everyone I saw was very nice.



Debbie83872550 May 11, 2014

I visited this facility

Danberry was five minutes from my brother. It was a fairly new and fully staffed facility. It was at full resident capacity. It was extremely well maintained and nice, and only $39 a month more for all inclusive services from what we were paying for in the facility mom was at. We felt like it was a better value. The staff was supremely fabulous. They had physical therapy staff. The rooms were more spacious than most, and they were equipped for people in wheelchairs and walkers. It was easy to navigate, so it was good. They had a couple of different dining rooms, and their main dining room operated like a restaurant, so you could order from a menu. I haven't eaten there, but my brother did, and he was happy. They had a heated indoor pool and a gym. They had a salon with beauticians, aestheticians, and manicurist. They had garden, trails, outdoor living, and a lot of nice amenities.



jhyderx September 26, 2013

I visited this facility

We have a lot of friends at Danberry, but to me it was not as friendly. The outside is fine and they did have some nice amenities. But I did not see any direct outdoor access for my apartment.



Emma7 June 26, 2013

I visited this facility

I liked Danberry. The people there were very nice. The only reason why I didn't want to move there was because of the traffic.



GS leader February 28, 2012

I visited this facility

I love this facility. I have visited here often with our GA girls group with the church. We visited at Christmas time to sing carols with the residents and during February for a Valentines visit as well as other times. I have also visited this facility with our girl scout troop to play games and entertain the residents with music. It is a lovely facility. The residents seem very happy and they are very social. All the rooms were unique, decorated by the residents. It was really sweet when husband and wives lived together. The residents shared pictures and drawing from their families. The residents entertained us just as much has we entertained them. The facility was also the cleanest facility that I have visited. It did not have that "smell" that is sometimes noticed in these type of facilities. It was also very spacious and the greeting and meeting areas were beautifully decorated like a 5 star hotel. I have visited many assisted living facilities and this is by far the one I would like to reside in, in my older years.


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From Danberry at Inverness


Danberry at Inverness is a unique senior living facility located in Hoover, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham that’s home to more than 84,000 people. Danberry is managed by Life Care Services, a national network of retirement communities that provides assisted living and memory care services. Residents have the opportunity to live as independently as possible with support from healthcare providers and a staff that coordinates an array of activities and events.

FACILITIES AND AMENITIES

Danberry at Inverness houses 48 private, single-level cottages and 232 studio- and one-bedroom apartments. Cable television and Internet are provided in both cottages and apartments. Some apartments also include kitchenettes. Residents have several dining options, including restaurant-style dining, in-room meal delivery, and customized meal options for diabetics and kosher and vegetarian dining options, all prepared by a professional chef.

Residents have access to an on-site gym, theater, creative arts studios, card and billiards rooms, coffee shop, a computer room, a beauty and barber shop, a saltwater pool and a spa. There is also an indoor party room and ballroom, which residents can use free of charge to host parties and events with friends and family.

Danberry at Inverness also has plenty of outdoor space, with gardens, a patio and hiking trails. Pets are welcome both outside and inside the facility--and on-site pet care is available.

HEALTHCARE

Danberry of Inverness offers residents access to an on-site staff--including nurses-- available 24-hours a day to assist with healthcare needs. In addition, a doctor, nurse, speech therapist, dentist, podiatrist and occupational therapist visit the facility regularly to provide residents with one-on-one healthcare services.

Staff provide personalized assistance with daily activities including bathing, dressing, grooming and medication management. There is an on-site medical clinic where residents meet with the doctor, and staff provide healthcare updates to approved family members via an electronic E-Care system.

For residents who require specialized or acute care, staff memebrs arrange safe and reliable transportation to nearby hospitals, including the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Hospital and St. Vincent's Health System.

HEALTH PROGRAMS

For residents with dementia, Danberry at Inverness offers care at its Gardent at Danberry Memory Center. According to the facility's website, the Garden Memory Care center uses a technique known as “CONNECTIONS” to provide care to residents with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

This approach helps staff focus on each resident's abilities, experiences and needs to create a safe, comfortable and productive environment. Staff members use research-based care techniques to help residents with memory care needs make the most of each day.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Every day at Danberry at Inverness offers residents opportunities to learn a new skill, interact with neighbors and explore the surrounding area. The facility employs a full-time, on-site activities coordinator who plans on- and off-site activities and events.

On any given day, residents can participate in on-site computer courses, cooking classes, Wii sports competitions, yoga, gardening, lectures, book clubs and group fitness activities. Religious services are also held at the community every week.

Danberry at Inverness organizes group outings to local sites such as the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the Alabama Mining Museum, and Veterans Memorial Park as well as to nearby dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

Features of Danberry at Inverness


Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Internet in residents' rooms
  • Technology extra: Mobile call pendant monitored 24 hours
  • Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical therapy
  • 24 hour nurses: Yes

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • Housing extra: Kitchenettes available
  • Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Computer room
  • Hiking trails
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared space where residents can host parties
  • Features extra: Fitness Room/Gym, Bar, Ballroom, Theater, Creative Art Studios, Card and Billiard Rooms, Wellness Clinic, Bistro, Library

Dining options

  • Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
  • Dining extra: Multiple dining venues available, Diabetic and Low Salt options available

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Wii sports competition
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Activities extra: Computer classes

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services

General

  • Pets: Small pets allowed

Licenses

  • Licenses: Assisted Living License

Costs

  • Monthly rent is all inclusive
  • Fee structure extra: We offer a month-to-month rental
  • Minimum rate: $4,500/month
  • Minimum memory care rate: $5,500/month

Financial guidance

  • We help with selling the house (finding a realtor. staging, etc)
  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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