Hoover is a sprawling, mid-sized city located roughly 10 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama. The city is ranked as the fourth best place to live in Alabama in 2021 by the review and data analysis website Niche. Seniors benefit from the relatively high number of physicians per person, low violent crime rate and tax breaks for older residents. As of the latest census estimates, approximately 13,294 residents aged 65 and over live in Hoover.

Seniors who need additional help and supervision that can’t be provided in their own home often enter assisted living facilities, which provide 24/7 care, accommodation, security, meals and activities. Hoover’s average cost of assisted living is $3,156 per month, which is just $6 higher than average for Alabama and far below that of the United States overall, at $4,300.

This guide provides a detailed, fact-based overview of Hoover and its features related to seniors, particularly those in assisted living facilities.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Hoover, AL

The Bungalows at Riverchase

2184 Parkway Lake Drive, Hoover, AL, 35244

The Bungalows at Riverchase assisted living is located off I-65 in Hoover, Alabama, the largest suburb of Birmingham, and just a short drive from Oak Mountain State Park, Aldridge  … (read more)
The Bungalows at Riverchase assisted living is located off I-65 in Hoover, Alabama, the largest suburb of Birmingham, and just a short drive from Oak Mountain State Park, Aldridge  … (read more)

2015, 2017, 2021, 2022

Danberry at Inverness

235 Inverness Center Drive, Hoover, AL, 35242

Danberry at Inverness is a senior living facility offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care services in Hoover, AL. Around-the-clock onsite staff and nurses are available to assist … (read more)
Danberry at Inverness is a senior living facility offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care services in Hoover, AL. Around-the-clock onsite staff and nurses are available to assist … (read more)

Country Cottages Hoover – CLOSED

4000 Greenwood Dr., Hoover, AL, 35216

Country Cottages at Birmingham, Hoover is an assisted living and memory care facility offering studio apartments to retired seniors in Hoover, Alabama, near the Woodmeadows neighborhood. Each apartmen … (read more)
Country Cottages at Birmingham, Hoover is an assisted living and memory care facility offering studio apartments to retired seniors in Hoover, Alabama, near the Woodmeadows neighborhood. Each apartmen … (read more)

2014

Brookdale University Park Alabama

400 University Park Dr., Birmingham, AL, 35209

Brookdale University Park is described as a luxury senior living community. Located in one of Birmingham, Alabama’s quiet residential neighborhoods, this facility offers residents a life of peace and … (read more)
Brookdale University Park is described as a luxury senior living community. Located in one of Birmingham, Alabama’s quiet residential neighborhoods, this facility offers residents a life of peace and … (read more)

2015, 2022

Galleria Woods

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 impressiv … (read more)
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 impressiv … (read more)

Maplewood Lane Assisted Living

223 Tucker Road, Helena, AL, 35080

I thought Maplewood Lane Assisted Living was a very homey place. The staff that I met there were all very cordial. There’s one lady that’s been working there for 27 years and she was just as great as … (read more)
I thought Maplewood Lane Assisted Living was a very homey place. The staff that I met there were all very cordial. There’s one lady that’s been working there for 27 years and she was just as great as … (read more)

The Bluffs at Greystone

6328 Farley Ln, Birmingham, AL, 35242

The Bluffs at Greystone assisted living facility offers premiere accommodations in Birmingham’s upscale suburbs. The diverse activities calendar paired with the outstanding amenities create … (read more)
The Bluffs at Greystone assisted living facility offers premiere accommodations in Birmingham’s upscale suburbs. The diverse activities calendar paired with the outstanding amenities create … (read more)

Columbia Cottage – Mountain Brook

3776 Crosshaven Dr., Birmingham, AL, 35223

Columbia Cottage at Mountain Brook is a facility designed with the resident in mind. Kitchenettes in some rooms, including a refrigerator and microwave, help seniors maintain independence. Activities … (read more)
Columbia Cottage at Mountain Brook is a facility designed with the resident in mind. Kitchenettes in some rooms, including a refrigerator and microwave, help seniors maintain independence. Activities … (read more)

Proveer at Grand View

700 Corporate Ridge Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35242


Longleaf Liberty Park

451 Liberty Parkway, Vestavia Hills, AL, 35242


2018, 2021

Gardens of Pelham

2124 Old Montgomery Highway, Pelham, AL, 35124

Gardens of Pelham is an assisted living facility north of Pelham, Alabama, near Wooddale. The community offers studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, including companion suites, to seniors 65 and old … (read more)
Gardens of Pelham is an assisted living facility north of Pelham, Alabama, near Wooddale. The community offers studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, including companion suites, to seniors 65 and old … (read more)

Somerby At St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

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 ca … (read more)
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 ca … (read more)

Truewood by Merrill, Riverchase

1851 Data Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35244

Located in a peaceful segment of Birmingham, AL, River Highlands of Birmingham is an assisted living community with a resort-like atmosphere and the best interest of its residents in mind. Residents r … (read more)
Located in a peaceful segment of Birmingham, AL, River Highlands of Birmingham is an assisted living community with a resort-like atmosphere and the best interest of its residents in mind. Residents r … (read more)

Greenbriar At The Altamont

2831 S. Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL, 35205

Greenbriar At The Altamont is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and surrounded by many parks and a host of amenities. The families of residents feel reassured that the professional and friendly staff pr … (read more)
Greenbriar At The Altamont is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and surrounded by many parks and a host of amenities. The families of residents feel reassured that the professional and friendly staff pr … (read more)

Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Facility

2625 Laurel Oaks Dr, Bessemer, AL, 35022

My mother-in-law went to Oaks on Parkwood. She has been there for three weeks now. She’s very happy there. She’s been very welcomed and very happy. Her room is nice, and she’s got enough room to be ha … (read more)
My mother-in-law went to Oaks on Parkwood. She has been there for three weeks now. She’s very happy there. She’s been very welcomed and very happy. Her room is nice, and she’s got enough room to be ha … (read more)

Regency Retirement Village – Birmingham

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 ke … (read more)
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 ke … (read more)

2013

Morningside of Vestavia Hills

2435 Columbiana Road, Birmingham, AL, 35216

My mother has been in the Morningside of Vestavia Hills for several months already. I would say that the room that she’s in is very safe for her. They have done several things that she asked for, like … (read more)
My mother has been in the Morningside of Vestavia Hills for several months already. I would say that the room that she’s in is very safe for her. They have done several things that she asked for, like … (read more)

South Highland Adult Care Center

2035 Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL, 35205

South Highland Center is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and caters to a diverse senior population. The facility specializes in those with memory issues, like Alzheimer’s and dementia. As such, it ens … (read more)
South Highland Center is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and caters to a diverse senior population. The facility specializes in those with memory issues, like Alzheimer’s and dementia. As such, it ens … (read more)

Mount Royal Towers

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.
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.

Terrace Oaks Care & Rehabilitation Center

4201 BESSEMER HIGHWAY, Bessemer, AL, 35020


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hoover

Assisted living communities in Hoover and the state of Alabama are regulated by the Division of Health Care Facilities of the Alabama Department of Public Health. The division inspects and certifies facilities for their compliance with state and federal requirements as well as Medicare and Medicaid participation.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hoover

  • The climate of Hoover is generally favorable for older residents. It receives an average of just one inch of snow per year — the national average is 28 inches — and the city experiences 214 sunny days per year, which is nine days more than the national average. Winters are fairly mild, with a January low of 33 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Hoover has 350 physicians per 100,000 residents, which is very high compared to the U.S. average of 210. Health care costs are 4.2% higher than the national average, but the city has excellent water quality — rated at 81 out of 100 compared to 55 in the nation overall.
  • The city’s violent crime rate is much lower than the norm for the United States. The national average is 22.7 whereas Hoover’s rate is 10.1 out of 100. The property crime rate in Hoover is just one point higher than the national average, at 36.4, although residents of assisted living facilities are largely insulated from its effects.
  • Alabama is considered to be tax-friendly for seniors. There are no taxes on Social Security retirement benefits and public or private pension income, and property tax rates are very low.
  • The overall cost of living in Hoover is 3.9% higher than average for the country. The largest difference is the median home cost, although this doesn’t translate to higher assisted living costs, which are significantly cheaper than the national average.

Paying for Assisted Living in Hoover

The average cost of assisted living facilities in Hoover is $3,156 per month, according to the Genworth Financial 2020 Cost of Care Survey, which is $6 per month higher than the state average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Hoover is much more affordable than average for the United States for assisted living care. Residents of the city’s assisted living communities save $1,144 per month compared to the average American. Tuscaloosa’s facilities are slightly more affordable, at $3,138 per month, and those in Gadsden are significantly cheaper, where the monthly average is $2,207. Montgomery and Anniston are more expensive, with assisted living costs of $3,725 and $4,135, respectively.

$3156

Hoover

$3150

Alabama

$4300

The United States

$3138

Tuscaloosa

$3725

Montgomery

$4135

Anniston

$2207

Gadsden

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of the most affordable types of care in Hoover. Adult day health care is priced much lower, at $813 per month, although it’s not a viable option for most assisted living residents. Homemaker services cost roughly $3,718, and home health aides cost $3,813 per month. Nursing care is more than twice as expensive as assisted living, with a semiprivate room costing $6,388 or a private room $6,692 per month.

$3718

Homemaker Services

$3813

Home Health Aide

$813

Adult Day Health Care

$3150

Assisted Living Facility

$6388

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Hoover was not available, so data for the closest city, Birmingham, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hoover

Seniors looking for help to pay for assisted living in Hoover can look into the SAIL waiver from Medicaid for those who are disabled or the PACE program offered by Medicaid, which provides managed care and helps cover the cost of assisted living for adults 65 and over.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hoover

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 Hoover

Public and private nonprofit organizations provide a variety of services that may be useful for residents in assisted living and those seeking placement in such a facility. Eligibility for free and low-cost services is often determined by factors such as age, disabilities and income.

ResourceContactService
United Way Area Agency on Aging(800) 243-5463UWAAA of Jefferson County is responsible for many programs and services for seniors, such as the Aging and Disability Resource Center, Long-Term Care Ombudsman and the SenioRx prescription drug assistance program. Hoover residents can ask questions about Medicare and Medicaid, including eligibility requirements and assistance with enrollment, which may help cover some of the cost of assisted living care.
Hoover Senior Center(205) 739-6700Local seniors aged 55 and over can become a member of the Hoover Senior Center for $10 per year. Amenities include an art studio, kitchen, lounge and sunroom, as well as an auditorium and multipurpose rooms used for scheduled activities on the calendar each month. Staff is also available to help seniors and families who have questions or need referrals for local services. The center is behind the public library at 400 Municipal Drive and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Veterans Service Office(334) 242-5077Veterans and their dependents are encouraged to contact their local VSO with any questions and requests for assistance related to state and federal benefits, including help determining eligibility and filing paperwork. These benefits may cover some or all of assisted living care costs, depending on the individual’s eligibility. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hoover

Hoover-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hoover