10 Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson County, AL

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson County, AL

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Brookdale University Park

Provides: Memory Care
400 University Park Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
"Brookdale University Park was a great facility. I just did not feel that it's right for my dad. It is over in a very affluent part of town, and I thought that the amenities and the general culture..." More

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River Highlands of Birmingham

Provides: Memory Care
1851 Data Drive, Birmingham, AL 35244
"The overall experience at River Highlands of Birmingham was excellent. The staff was excellent. The facility was very clean and very neat. Overall, we're very impressed with the whole facility. It..." More

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Country Cottages at Birmingham, Hoover

Provides: Memory Care
4000 Greenwood Dr., Hoover, AL 35216
"At the Cottage, you’ll find a cozy, Southern community that offers both physical support and a welcoming and active environment for your loved one. With regular opportunities to challenge the mind..." More

Kirkwood by the River

Provides: Memory Care
3605 Ratliff Rd, Birmingham, AL 35210
"Refund Plans: 100% of Entrance Fee with discounted Assisted Living and Nursing Care; 50% Refund with lower discount for Assisted Living and Nursing Care (Price 50% of Entrance Fee)." More

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Regency Retirement Village - Birmingham

Provides: Memory Care
285 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209
"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..." More

Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Faci...

Provides: Memory Care
2625 Laurel Oaks Dr, Bessemer, AL 35022
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LakeView Estates

Provides: Memory Care
2634 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35244
"My dad is at LakeView Estates. It has a lake in front of it, that’s where it gets its name, so it has a tranquil aesthetic view to it. It has 2 floors, and it has a portico in front with rocking..." More

Plantation Manor Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
6450 Old Tuscaloosa Hwy., Mc Calla, AL 35111

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Terrace Oaks Care & Rehabilitation Ce...

Provides: Memory Care
4201 BESSEMER HIGHWAY, Bessemer, AL 35020
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Chateau Vestavia Retirement

Provides: Memory Care
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 Memory Care in Jefferson County

    More than 15 percent of Jefferson County's 659,197 residents are aged 65 and older. Some of these seniors may represent a portion of Alabama's 92,000 seniors living with Alzheimer's disease, as reported by the Alzheimer's Association. These seniors may benefit from living in one of the area's six memory care facilities that specialize in helping those with memory impairments like dementia. 

    The Alabama Department of Health's Division of Healthcare Facilities defines a memory care facility as a type of specialized care assisted living facility. These facilities receive licensing so that staff can deliver high-quality care to seniors with cognitive disorders. 

    • Cost of living in Jefferson County is below average. On a scale where 100 represents the national average, Jefferson County comes in at 88.1. Housing prices are especially low at 60, but healthcare costs and transportation costs are higher than average, coming in at 104 and 105, respectively. Seniors' families may want to evaluate the cost of living as they calculate memory care facility expenses.
    • Jefferson County seniors will appreciate Alabama's tax laws. The state does not tax social security income, which may result in additional monthly income for some seniors.
    • Jefferson County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UAB Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
      • Jefferson County boasts a moderate Southeastern climate ideal for families looking to escape harsh winter weather. Winter lows dip into the 30s, but the area sees just an inch of snow annually. Summers are hot with temperatures in the 90s. Jefferson County sees more rain than average, seeing about 57 inches a year. However, the area also enjoys more sunny days annually than average as well.


      Paying for Memory Care in Jefferson County

      Average Monthly Costs

      Counties in Alabama

      $6,595.00 Shelby County
      $5,057.00 US
      $5,029.00 Madison County
      $4,975.00 Tuscaloosa County
      $4,950.00 Morgan County
      $3,792.00 Jefferson County
      $3,025.00 Calhoun County
      $2,150.00 Blount County

      Memory Care costs in Jefferson County start around $3,792 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.

      It’s important to note that memory care rates in Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County

      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 Jefferson County

      Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.

      Directory of Winners in the Jefferson County Area


      Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jefferson County

      Jefferson County-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.

      Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Jefferson County

      • Review of River Highlands of Birmingham

        The overall experience at River Highlands of Birmingham was excellent. The staff was excellent. The facility was very clean and very neat. Overall, we're very impressed with the whole facility. It ... Read more

        Sheri
      • Review of River Highlands of Birmingham

        River Highlands of Birmingham was good. I thought it was clean and orderly, it seemed fine. I thought the outside space for those that have memory care was pretty tight. It was kind of small and th... Read more

        Nanette
      • Review of Regency Retirement Village - Birmingham

        My father moved into Regency Retirement Village - Birmingham. They were extremely easy to work with and answered all my questions about the program. I was very impressed with both the administratio... Read more

        Connie
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