24 Assisted Living Facilities near Birmingham, AL
There are 24 Assisted Living Facilities in the Birmingham area, with 17 in Birmingham and 7 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Birmingham is $4,384 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Hoover with an average starting cost of $2,672.
To help you with your search, browse the 140 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Birmingham. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Birmingham 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hoover with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 13 families in Birmingham find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Birmingham, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Birmingham, AL
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
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Assisted Living costs in Birmingham start around $4,384 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.
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.
Other Options in Birmingham, AL
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Birmingham
Review of Fair Haven Retirement Center
Fair Haven Retirement Center is convenient for one thing, it's very close to where we live. It was nice and clean. The residents all seemed very happy and active. The rooms were nice, they had plen... Read more
Review of Brookdale University Park
The person I dealt with at Brookdale University Park was Angela. She was very thorough. They had a library and the rooms were nice. They had a little kitchenette off to the side of it there. They a... Read more
Review of Truewood by Merrill, Riverchase
We went to Truewood by Merrill, Riverchase. We enjoyed our visit there. That was our second choice of places to go. The rooms are really large and nice. The food was excellent, the staff was very f... Read more