Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Offers Memory Care

8 Reviews
570 Southland Drive,, Hoover, AL 35226
Call (800) 385-2527
Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center (800) 385-2527

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Memory Care Reviews for Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center

October 31, 2014

By Caring84445650

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Actually we thought we had a bad experience at Rittenhouse. We were under the impression that when we went, our 94-year old aunt would be supervised and watched. She had a couple of falls and had abscess in her legs. Aunt said the food was good. The dining area was large and roomy.

February 06, 2014

By lyssaszoo

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother lived here temporarily, while she was waiting for a spot in memory care with her husband at another nearby facility. I was very impressed with most of the PCAs, as they generally were kind, attentive and patient with the residents' needs. The receptionists were very helpful as well. However, the building itself looks fairly run-down and dated; the entryway feels very institutional, with residents almost constantly sitting by the door as if hoping to leave. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of activities other than watching TV and the occasional bingo or sing-a-long, so I found that many residents often just sit around looking bored and/or getting agitated. Perhaps they need more staff. At one point, Mom's toilet was clogged - I offered to fix it myself if they had a plunger, but they said they'd take care of it...finally after three days, someone fixed it. Given Mom has incontinence issues, this was a fairly important/urgent fix. I also noticed many residents calling out for assistance from their rooms and it took a very long time for anyone to check on them. I'm very grateful our Mom had the PCAs she did, because I don't know that everyone got the attention (and it made me wonder if they only did it because I was there).

January 11, 2014

By Klimbaugh

I visited this facility

The staff was very friendly. I did not feel pressured into a decision. This facility has multiple doctors and caretakers on site.

May 03, 2013

By Caring 8331

I visited this facility

I'm going to move into the Oaks. The rooms and the food were good, and the staff was nice.
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Services and Amenities of Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Memory Care Starting At: $4195/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Resident Capacity: 90
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed

Types of care

  • Exercise
  • Meal Preparation


  • Licenses: Speciality Care Assisted Living
  • State Licenses: P3701
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About Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center

At Briar Glen, we keep the emotional needs and feelings of your loved one at the very center of what we do. Our Meaningful Moments® program incorporates past patterns and routines into the life of each resident to ensure the highest quality of life possible. This exclusive program is specifically designed to help meet the needs of residents with memory loss. We start by gathering the life story of each individual by learning about preferences, likes, dislikes and cherished memories. Adding details and preferences from the residents' life stories into their day we can build comfort and a sense of meaning for each resident. The result is a familiar atmosphere for your loved one to enjoy.

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