17 Assisted Living Facilities near Bessemer, AL

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Bessemer, AL

Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Faci...

Provides: Assisted Living
2625 Laurel Oaks Dr, Bessemer, AL 35022
"The Oaks on Parkwood is pretty expensive, but it is one of the best. They have activities. They even have a heated pool. Their heated pool is better. They have just about everything. You can have..." More

Self Nursing Home LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
129 E Crest Rd, Bessemer, AL 35023
"I have visited Hueytown Retirement Lodge many times with my church growing up. Sometimes it was for Christmas or just to visit. The people that work at this assisted living facility were very nice..." More

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Terrace Oaks Care & Rehabilitation Ce...

Provides: Assisted Living
4201 BESSEMER HIGHWAY, Bessemer, AL 35020
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Caring Star 2014

Brookdale University Park

Provides: Assisted Living
400 University Park Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
"Brookdale was a very nice place. It was quite large, and seemed crowded, but it was nice enough. I talked to the tour guide, and she was informative enough, but It was really too large for us. They..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Galleria Woods

Provides: Assisted Living
3850 Galleria Woods Drive, Birmingham, AL 35244
"Galleria Woods was beautiful, but it was expensive. The rooms were very nice, and the staff was great. They also have cottages, and they were beautiful. They invited us for lunch, and it was..." More

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River Highlands of Birmingham

Provides: Assisted Living
1851 Data Drive, Birmingham, AL 35244
"River Highlands of Birmingham was very friendly and very clean. They had nice facilities, but not a lot of outdoor space. However, it had a courtyard that was nice and a nice memory care center. I..." More

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Country Cottages at Birmingham, Hoover

Provides: Assisted Living
4000 Greenwood Dr., Hoover, AL 35216
"Country Cottages Hoover has been very good, but my sister is more than they can handle, so they asked me to move her. They're a good place for people that don't need a lot of care, but she's gotten..." More

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Maplewood Lane Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
223 Tucker Road, Helena, AL 35080
"Maplewood is small, there are only 16 people there, and it’s very personal. The staff is very good and very nice. The food is home cooking. " More

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Caring Star 2021

Gardens of Pelham

Provides: Assisted Living
2124 Old Montgomery Highway, Pelham, AL 35124
"You could not find a more helpful staff. I was apprehensive about moving here. But they have made it so easy. The meals are good. Especially the breakfast. It starts my day on a good note! I enjoy..." More

Greenbriar At The Altamont

Provides: Assisted Living
2831 S. Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205
"Honestly was very impressed with the staff and facilities. My grandmother seemed to think the caretakers were a bit pushy (this comes as no surprise to us), but I found them to be efficient and..." More

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Regency Retirement Village - Birmingham

Provides: Assisted Living
285 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209
"My dad is at Regency Retirement Village of Birmingham. I like the staff. They are very helpful, and they care about my dad. During this pandemic, they've been very good about taking care of them to..." More

Woodlands Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
8071 Kimbrell Cut Off Rd., Mc Calla, AL 35111
"My mother was at The Woodlands. We chose this one because it was very neat and clean, but it wasn’t huge. My mother was very pleased with her stay. If she would have to go back, I would put her..." More

South Highland Adult Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
2035 Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205

Mount Royal Towers

Provides: Assisted Living
300 Royal Tower Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
"Mount Royal was excellent and gorgeous, but I could not afford it with my budget. The tour was good, though. The services and the staff were great." More

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Morningside of Riverchase

Provides: Assisted Living
2184 Parkway Lake Drive, Hoover, AL 35244
"My mother-in-law moved into Morningside of Riverchase. She has only been there about a week and a half. It is very clean, and the staff has been super nice. Everything has gone very smoothly. Her..." More

Plantation Manor Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
6450 Old Tuscaloosa Hwy., Mc Calla, AL 35111
"My family member is currently at Plantation Manor Specialty Care Assisted Living. This facility is very caring and you can truly tell that the staff there love their residents! I visited a few..." More

Affinity Hospice

Provides: Assisted Living
216 Aquarius Dr Suite 306, Birmingham, AL 35209

Chateau Vestavia Retirement

Provides: Assisted Living
2435 Columbiana Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
"Chateau Vestavia Retirement is based in Birmingham, AL. Seniors can enjoy a convenient location on Columbiana Road, with Horizon Church and the Vestavia Church of Christ close by. Wald Park is..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bessemer

    Known as the Marvel City, Bessemer, Alabama, is situated in the Jones Valley at the end of the Appalachian Chain foothills. More than 26,000 residents call this Jefferson County city home, and around 18% are aged 65 and older.

    When activities of daily living become too much for these seniors to handle on their own, help can be found at an assisted living community, two of which are available in Bessember, with another 16 options in nearby communities. 

    The Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Provider Standards licenses all assisted living residences in Alabama, which are split into the subcategories of assisted living facilities (ALFs) and special care assisted living facilities            (SCALFs). 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bessemer

    • Bessemer has an array of community resources for seniors, including the United Way Area Agency on Aging (UWAAA) of Jefferson County, an organization that offers senior-focused resources, such as healthcare information, hot meals and fun activities, as well as two senior centers.
    • While Bessemer residents don't have to cope with cold winter conditions, the summer heat and humidity may be uncomfortable for some seniors. The city is considered one of the warmer cities in Alabama, with temperatures climbing to highs above 90 degrees.
    • Seniors looking to save on daily living expenses may find Bessemer an appealing option. Based on the U.S. national average of 100, the cost of living is just 79.6, largely due to inexpensive housing and low grocery costs.  
    • As safety can be a concern for seniors and their families, Bessemer's high crime rates are something to consider. On a scale to 100, with 100 representing high crime, the city scores a 95.4 for violent crime and 95.9 for property crime. These numbers are very high compared to the state averages of 28.6 and 43, respectively.
    • The Bessemer area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Medical West Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Seniors can get around Bessemer on the MAX Transit transportation service provided by the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTS). In addition to its fixed route services, paratransit service is also offered, and seniors aged 62 and older can take advantage of the half-fare program.

    Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Bessemer

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Alabama

    $4,384.00 Birmingham
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,275.00 Trussville
    $2,940.00 Pelham
    $2,515.00 Hoover

    Assisted Living costs in Bessemer start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Bessemer and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bessemer

    The state of Alabama doesn't offer any financial supplementation for seniors living in ALFs and SCALFs through either Medicaid waiver programs or non-Medicaid state-sponsored programs.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Bessemer

    Bessemer and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Bessemer, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bessemer

    Bessemer-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Alabama are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page for more information about these laws.

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    Assisted Living near Bessemer, AL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Bessemer

    • Review of Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Facility

      The Oaks on Parkwood is pretty expensive, but it is one of the best. They have activities. They even have a heated pool. Their heated pool is better. They have just about everything. You can have y... Read more

    • Review of Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Facility

      My mom lived at The Oaks on Parkwood and it was below par. There were problems with housekeeping, mold on the carpet, the bathroom, her room was not being cleaned properly, and drinking glasses wit... Read more

    • Review of Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Facility

      I was very impressed with Oaks on Parkwood. They had six or seven buildings that housed so many apartments. They had little individual dining rooms for each building where they can do things that j... Read more

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