Westminster Village - Spanish Fort

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Continuing Care Communities, and Memory Care

16 Reviews
500 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Call (800) 385-2527
Westminster Village - Spanish Fort (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Westminster Village - Spanish Fort

September 29, 2013

By Bobby4

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We picked Westminster Village because it's a very nice place. It has all the features and the amenities a person wants. It has 100 cottages and one main building with a couple of hundred apartments in it. It has a wing for assisted living and a wing for skilled care. The staff are skilled and they seemed to be happy with what they do and they took good care of the residents. They serve three meals a day.

September 18, 2012

By AUtig

I am a friend or relative of resident

My parent is a recent "new resident' to Westminster in Indepedent Living. I have been pleased with the patience, caring and compassion that has been given to her as a new resident. The staff is wonderful, and has bent over backwards to get her apt. exactly as she wants it! the food is great (I have eaten there several times), and the facilities are beautiful. Everything she needs is right there (hair salon, bank, post office, convenience store, doctor, fitness center, library, and church!). The price is incredible for what is offered - we could not afford something like this where I am located in a metropolitan area. Our family feels blessed to have Westminster!
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Independent Living Reviews for Westminster Village - Spanish Fort

June 25, 2014

By Caring83221350

I visited this facility

We were considering Westminster. They have independent living, and you can progress to assisted, and from there to whatever is necessary if your health deteriorates. For me, the location was very good. It's convenient to shopping in a small community. It's not like you're in downtown, and doctors are available in the hospital. It's very well kept. I thought the food was bland but necessary for some people's stomachs if they couldn't go out and eat heavy food like restaurants have. The staff was very nice. The rooms were very well maintained. They showed me some apartments they were redoing, and they said they were going to take the carpets out and replace them. I have been to other places that were using carpets that were worse than the ones Westminster was throwing away.

June 25, 2013

By Bruce10

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have been here at Westminster Village for two months now. I am staying in a studio type apartment on the third floor, but I have a sunroom. They have a gym and a pool and they have a lot of activities here. The place is terrific. We are about 400 people here. The staff is great and their happy in their work. Everybody is happy here.
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Services and Amenities of Westminster Village - Spanish Fort


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Security Gate

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff: Onsite 24/7


  • Fitness Room
  • Arts And Crafts


  • English


  • Health:
  • Overall:
  • Quality:
  • Staff:
  • Medicare Provider Number: 015381
  • Ownership Type: Non Profit Corporation
  • Date Certified: 10/01/2020


  • Resident Capacity: 60
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About Westminster Village - Spanish Fort

Westminster Village is a non-profit CRCC, or Continuing Care Retirement Community, located in historic Spanish Fort, Alabama. While most of the units (80 percent) are independent living, the community also offers assisted living and skilled nursing units. CRCCs allow seniors to move in when they're independent and stay for the duration as their needs change. Couples need not separate because they require different levels of care. Westminster Village is the only accredited CRCC on the gulf coast.

Westminster Village is also the only CRCC in the area that offers a Life Care Plan, meaning that the facility received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC). These certifications represent outstanding quality and financial strength. The Life Care Plan directs long-term contracts to provide caregiving services, skilled nursing and housing in one facility, alleviating the need for resident moves.

The coastal community of Spanish Fort is just one mile from the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, and 35 minutes from the gulf. The neighboring Fair Hope is a highly desirable area for seniors with its picturesque downtown and thriving art community. Westminster Village provides transportation to the symphony, theater, space gallery and playhouse in the park. Residents are especially enthusiastic about attending Mobile's own annual Mardi Gras Parade and Ball.

Westminster Village boasts 56 wooded acres and beautiful Spanish architecture. Each level of living has its own dining room and activity program and all are just a short walk to common meeting areas like the Village Store and coffee corners.

The independent living units are in the main three-floor building, neighborhood apartments, and garden cottages.

Bay Ridge at Westminster contains the CCRC's memory care, rehabilitation, plus 62-bed skilled nursing and 28 assisted living units -- all connected to the main building's independent living units.

Facility Features

  • Walking trails
  • Outdoor picnic areas
  • Garden areas
  • Private patios
  • Sun rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Wellness center
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Main dining room: beautifully designed
  • Private dining room
  • Large activity/meeting room
  • Library/resource center
  • Computer center
  • Extensive arts and crafts area
  • Art studio
  • Woodworking shop
  • Billiards room
  • Private chapel: interdenominational services
  • Two beauty salons
  • Resident-run Village Store
  • Guest apartments
  • Gated community with 24-hour security


  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Alabama Lyric Theatre
  • Theatre 98
  • Summer Movie Series
  • Space 301 Gallery
  • Playhouse in the Park
  • In-house Senior Olympics
  • Mardi Gras Parade and Ball in Mobile

Activities: just a sampling--new selections emerge daily

  • Walking club
  • Swimming
  • Putting Green
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Square dancing
  • Line Dancing
  • Dance group
  • Bible Study
  • Mass
  • Presbyterian Woman's Group
  • Stitch In Time
  • Gardening
  • Beekeeping
  • Computer Club
  • Game Night
  • Billiards
  • Bridge competitions
  • Movie Night
  • Social Hour
  • Men's Coffee
  • Dinner Groups
  • Holiday parties
  • Symphony Outings
  • Shopping sprees

Services for each level of care are defined as follows.

Independent Living:

The Helping Hands Program available to independent living residents delivers any desired service for a price. Most services are included in the monthly rent, with the exception of phone and internet. Each senior receives a $300 per month meal credit.

Assisted Living:

Services are provided as a part of the living agreement. Meals are provided three times per day. Typical services might include bedding changes, shower assistance and incontinent care.

Skilled Nursing Services:

All services that are provided above and more, are included. Care is round-the-clock and includes memory care for Alzheimer patients or those with other cognitive disabilities.

Services Available to Every Level of Care

  • 24-hour security
  • Daily meals: dietition-created
  • Fitness training
  • Movement classes
  • Medication reminders
  • Prescriptions filled
  • Weekly onsite physician visits
  • Certified nursing assistants and a licensed practical nurse (LPN) on staff
  • Shower assistance
  • Dressing assistance
  • Cable television
  • Regular transportation


  • Significantly more affordable than other CRCCs across the country
  • Flexible housing to allow moves to licensed care and avoid relocation
  • Loving service from happy employees
  • Gracious southern hospitality

Beyond services, entertainment and facility amenities, Westminster Village is just a happy place to be. People walk in and they can feel the energy. Marketing Director, Burdette Stilwell, says "We have lots of fun here." Folks hail from all over the country and really enjoy the coastal living, southern cooking, and famed hospitality. Employees receive the best benefits in the area and love what they do, so they stay for many years. Their passion for seniors transfers to their caring relationships with the residents.

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Lowest Monthly Rate:
  • $2,156/month
Additional Fees Beyond Monthly Rate:
  • Yes
Housing Categories:
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Respite Care
  • We are a CCRC
Cleaning Services:
  • Laundry services: Clothing (staff washes residents' clothes)
  • Laundry services: Linens (staff washes residents sheets/linens)
  • Private laundry (residents can wash own laundry on site)
  • Housekeeping (staff provides housekeeping services to residents)
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc.)
  • Fitness
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Woodworking
  • Crafts
  • Games (bingo, bridge, etc.)
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • In-house senior olympics
  • Bridge competitions
  • Mardi Gras Parade and Ball
24-Hour Nurse:
  • Yes
On-Site Health Services:
  • Psychiatric care
  • Hospice care
  • Skilled nursing
  • Medication management
Guest Services:
  • Guests can attend meals
  • Ample parking for guests
  • Guests can stay overnight
Pets Allowed:
  • Yes
Dining Options:
  • Meals in a shared dining room
  • In-room kitchenettes
  • In-room full kitchens (includes oven, etc.)
In-Room Technology/Entertainment:
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
Types of Residence:
  • Studio apartments
  • 1 bedroom apartments
  • 2 bedroom apartments
  • Condos/townhomes
Privacy Options
  • Private
  • Semi-private
Transportation Options
  • Parking for residents
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)

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