21 Assisted Living Facilities near Birmingham, AL

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Birmingham, AL

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Somerby At St. Vincent's One Nineteen

Provides: Assisted Living
200 One Nineteen Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35242
"Somerby at St. Vincent's One Nineteen is walking distance from my home and it's an outstanding facility because it's attached to a suite of doctors' offices and a full service gym and spa. I really..." More

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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
"We are now living in River Highlands of Birmingham. It is a good location; it is easily accessible. The staff is friendly and the food is good. We have not participated in a lot of events going on,..." More

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Elmcroft of Grayson Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
2366 Old Springville Road, Birmingham, AL 35215
"Elmcroft of Grayson Valley is very beautiful, very clean, elegant, and homey. The staff is very friendly. I would definitely recommend it. It's very pretty on the inside and nicely decorated. The..." More

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The Bluffs at Greystone

Provides: Assisted Living
6328 Farley Ln, Birmingham, AL 35242
"Welcome to The Bluffs at Greystone Senior Living with what matters most in mind. The Bluffs at Greystone, located in the upscale suburbs of Birmingham, offers premiere Senior Living options..." More

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Columbia Cottage - Mountain Brook

Provides: Assisted Living
3776 Crosshaven Dr., Birmingham, AL 35223
"My mother is living in Columbia Cottage. It is nicer than the rest and has a kitchenette with a microwave and fridge in the room. Our overall experience has been good. I am pleased with the staff...." More

Caring Star 2013

St. Martin's In the Pines

Provides: Assisted Living
4941 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, AL 35210
"I was there visiting and was truly amazed at what I saw. Caring people, clean community and great food. It was really a great experience and changed my perception of a nursing home." More

Kirkwood by the River

Provides: Assisted Living
3605 Ratliff Rd., Birmingham, AL 35210
"My mother is in Kirkwood by the River. I think it is a perfect fit for her needs. She has a one bedroom unit which gives her a bedroom, a walk-in closet, and also a living area with a little..." 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

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

Community One

Provides: Assisted Living
3205 Norwood Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35234

Affinity Hospice

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

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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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Caring Star 2021

Danberry at Inverness

Provides: Assisted Living
235 Inverness Center Drive, Hoover, AL 35242
"My mother moved into Danberry one year ago. I've been so impressed with the care and attention she receives from the staff. They provide excellent service to the residents and families. Danberry..." More

The Oaks on Parkwood

Provides: Assisted Living
2651 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

Covenant Place of Gardendale

Provides: Assisted Living
1409 Thompson Cir, Gardendale, AL 35071
"My mom lived in Covenant Place of Gardendale for about five years. It was very good. She started out with a small apartment and she lived there for about four years and then she fell twice. Because..." 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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Morningside of Riverchase

Provides: Assisted Living
2184 Parkway Lake Drive, Hoover, AL 35244
"Morningside of Riverchase seemed like a nice place that I would probably consider relocating my mother to. The staff that helped me tour the community was very knowledgeable and helpful. I liked..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Birmingham

    Located in the north central region of Alabama, Birmingham is the most populous city in the state with over 212,000 residents, 13 percent age 65 and over. Birmingham's economy is supported by medical, banking and service industries. 

    Birmingham is home to 24 assisted living communities, with 13 facilities inside of the city and another 11 in the surrounding suburbs. Assisted living facilities in Birmingham, as in all of Alabama, are governed by the Alabama State Board of Health and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Birmingham

    • Birmingham experiences mild winters, a plus for seniors who like to spend time outdoors during the offseason. On the flip side, Birmingham also experiences fairly hot and humid summers, which makes air conditioning a necessity throughout the warm months.
    • Birmingham has a very low cost of living, at 27.40 percent lower than the U.S. average. This is reflected in low average home pricing levels, as well as the pricing of assisted living facilities in the area.
    • The Metro Area Express (MAX) bus line services residents throughout the Birmingham/Jefferson County area, with a special Paratransit service to help individuals with disabilities. MAX is closed on government holidays.
    • Birmingham's crime rate is higher than the national average with burglary and theft comprising most of the crimes. 
    • Birmingham ties for first place among the cleanest metro areas in the country for particle pollution and ranks well for overall air quality as well.
    • The Birmingham area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Birmingham

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Alabama

    $4,381.00 Birmingham
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,275.00 Trussville
    $2,940.00 Pelham
    $2,515.00 Hoover

    Assisted Living costs in Birmingham start around $4,381 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham

    Alabama offers several different Medicaid waiver programs to enable seniors to remain either at home or living in community settings like assisted living communities. These include the Elderly & Disabled (E&D) waiver, the State of Alabama Independent Living (SAIL) waiver, or the Alabama Community Transition (ACT) waiver. Seniors must qualify both medically and financially to be covered by these waivers, some of which accept very limited numbers of applicants each year. 

    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 Birmingham

    Birmingham 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 Birmingham, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Birmingham

    Birmingham-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 Birmingham, AL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Birmingham

    • Review of River Highlands of Birmingham

      I was very impressed with River Highlands of Birmingham. The staff was very engaging. It's a nice facility and very well kept. It was a more updated facility than the other one, and it had more opt... Read more

    • Review of Regency Retirement Village - Birmingham

      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... Read more

    • Review of River Highlands of Birmingham

      We are now living in River Highlands of Birmingham. It is a good location; it is easily accessible. The staff is friendly and the food is good. We have not participated in a lot of events going on,... Read more

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