11 Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson County, AL

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson County, AL

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Caring Star 2014

Brookdale University Park Alabama

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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LakeView Estates

Provides: Memory Care
2634 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35244
"Lakeview Estates had a very homey feel. We had to wait for our interview though, but we were sitting in an area where residents were also sitting, so we were able to see the staff coming through,..." More

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Truewood by Merrill, Riverchase

Provides: Memory Care
1851 Data Drive, Birmingham, AL 35244
"I toured Truewood by Merrill, Riverchase and was very impressed with Chip over there. He's the director and he seems to run a very tight ship. I looked at the memory care and everything was..." More

Oaks on Parkwood Skilled Nursing Faci...

Provides: Memory Care
2625 Laurel Oaks Dr, Bessemer, AL 35022
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Kirkwood by the River

Provides: Memory Care
3605 Ratliff Rd, Birmingham, AL 35210
"I like everything about the Kirkwood by the River memory care unit. There were a lot of activities going on and a lot of happy people and residents. I saw so many friendly staff, they had a chapel..." More

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Country Cottages Hoover - CLOSED

Provides: Memory Care
4000 Greenwood Dr., Hoover, AL 35216
"I thought Country Cottages at Birmingham, Hoover was very nice and looked clean. I looked at the memory care and it was like a home environment, not so sterile like a hospital, and everybody was..." 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

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Caring Star 2013

Morningside of Vestavia Hills

Provides: Memory Care
2435 Columbiana Road, Birmingham, AL 35216
"My mother is a resident of Morningside of Vestavia Hills. It's an above-average facility. Everybody where she's at has some form of dementia, so it would be a different patient mix than the other..." More

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Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care C...

Provides: Memory Care
570 Southland Drive,, Hoover, AL 35226
"My mom has been a resident of Briar Glen for three weeks now. So far, it's great, and we're very pleased with it. You could make an appointment to visit. They had a living room section where you..." 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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    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

      $6,121.00 Shelby County
      $5,293.00 US
      $4,975.00 Tuscaloosa County
      $4,950.00 Morgan County
      $4,897.00 Limestone County
      $4,348.00 Jefferson County
      $3,025.00 Calhoun County

      Memory Care costs in Jefferson County start around $4,348 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,293 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 Truewood by Merrill, Riverchase

        There was no designated person that gave tours on the day we visited Truewood by Merrill, Riverchase, but they still accommodated us, which we appreciated. They did not have a single room available... Read more

      • Review of LakeView Estates

        Lakeview Estates had a very homey feel. We had to wait for our interview though, but we were sitting in an area where residents were also sitting, so we were able to see the staff coming through, t... Read more

      • Review of LakeView Estates

        My grandfather will be moving into LakeView Estates. My overall impression was very good. It's a very clean facility. The staff is very friendly. It's the most affordable place that we could find, ... Read more

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