10 Memory Care Facilities near Birmingham, AL
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There are 10 Memory Care Facilities in the Birmingham area, with 6 in Birmingham and 4 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Birmingham is $4,521 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,850. Cheaper nearby regions include Hoover with an average starting cost of $4,100.
To help you with your search, browse the 20 reviews below for memory care facilities in Birmingham. On average, consumers rate memory care in Birmingham 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Birmingham, AL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Birmingham
As the most populous city in the Yellowhammer State where there are over 92,000 residents living with Alzheimer’s disease, Birmingham is active in providing supportive programs and services for seniors with dementia and their families through Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama. In addition, there are several memory care facilities in the "Magic City," including its suburbs such as Hoover and Bessemer. The residential establishments that provide memory care services in Birmingham and the rest of the state include nursing homes and specialty care assisted living facilities, and they are licensed by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Provider Standards.
- The Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega area is ranked as one of the cleanest metropolitan areas in the country in terms of 24-hour particle pollution as recognized by the American Lung Association. However, it is also ranked among the top metropolitan areas with the worst air quality in terms of ozone days and annual particle pollution. Depending on one’s specific respiratory health condition, this may be tolerable or a special concern for some seniors.
- Despite the hot summers and abundant rainfall in Birmingham, the mild winters, rare occurrence of snowfall and abundant sunshine make the city a comfortable place for seniors to live. Family members need to ensure that the memory care facilities they choose for their elderly loved ones have safety measures during the hot and wet seasons.
- The occurrences of violent and property crimes in Birmingham surpass the Alabama state and U.S. average by more than 100 percent. It is important for family members to choose memory care facilities with effective security systems in place for the safety of their senior loved ones.
- Birmingham is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the University of Alabama at Birmingham Memory Disorders Clinic and Neurology departments in Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Princeton Baptist Medical Center in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Birmingham
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Alabama
Memory Care costs in Birmingham start around $4,521 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care 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 Memory Care in Birmingham
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Alabama page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
Free Memory Care 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 a memory care 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 memory care resources in Birmingham, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Birmingham
Birmingham-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Alabama are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Alabama page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Birmingham, AL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Birmingham
Review of River Highlands of Birmingham
River Highlands of Birmingham was wonderful. We really loved the facility and the people. The rooms were just very small. The staff was very good, extremely friendly, and very knowledgeable. It was... Read more
Review of Brookdale University Park
Brookdale University Park is nice for people who have extreme memory loss and can't get around. They keep the place clean and the person in charge is very good. Everybody's really nice. I've only e... Read more
Review of Regency Retirement Village - Birmingham
Regency Retirement Village has provided care for several of our loved ones over the past 4 years. The Management and Staff personnel have consistently demonstrated their sincere interest in the wel... Read more