Mobile, Alabama, has about 413,000 residents, and more than 16% of them are 65 or older. Some of these Mobile seniors may be living with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Mobile increased between 2014 and 2018. In 2014, the number of Alzheimer’s deaths in Mobile was 154, and this figure rose to 170 in 2018, a 10.39% increase. This growth aligns with findings from the Alzheimer’s Association, whose research shows that while 6 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease, that number is expected to climb to nearly 13 million in 2050.

Fortunately, Mobile seniors living with Alzheimer’s and their families can find a variety of memory care resources in the area. Memory care facilities provide a safe living environment with around-the-clock care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. In this guide, learn more about living in Mobile, memory care facility costs in the area and free local resources available to seniors and their families.

Memory Care Facilities in Birmingham, AL

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)

LakeView Estates

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, talk … (read more)
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, talk … (read more)

Proveer at Grand View

700 Corporate Ridge Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35242


Somerby At St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

200 One Nineteen Blvd., Birmingham, AL, 35242


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)

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)

Kirkwood by the River

3605 Ratliff Rd, Birmingham, AL, 35210

Relaxing during retirement is easy at Kirkwood by the River. Nestled in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama, this facility is just miles outside of the city near Jefferson Park. This community offers bot … (read more)
Relaxing during retirement is easy at Kirkwood by the River. Nestled in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama, this facility is just miles outside of the city near Jefferson Park. This community offers bot … (read more)

Regency Retirement Village – Birmingham

285 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL, 35209

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 administration a … (read more)
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 administration a … (read more)

2013

Morningside of Vestavia Hills

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 plac … (read more)
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 plac … (read more)

Longleaf Liberty Park

451 Liberty Parkway, Vestavia Hills, AL, 35242


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)

Briar Glen Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

570 Southland Drive,, Hoover, AL, 35226

I went to Briar Glen Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. Everybody was very nice. They had a lot of areas outdoors where people could sit. I thought it was very nice. The rooms were big enough, and it’s … (read more)
I went to Briar Glen Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. Everybody was very nice. They had a lot of areas outdoors where people could sit. I thought it was very nice. The rooms were big enough, and it’s … (read more)

Terrace Oaks Care & Rehabilitation Center

4201 BESSEMER HIGHWAY, Bessemer, AL, 35020


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Mobile

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Alabama. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Mobile

The Alabama Department of Public Health Bureau of Health Provider Standards licenses and regulates long-term care facilities in Alabama, including memory care facilities in Mobile. The guidelines established by this bureau ensure that memory care facilities in Mobile deliver high-quality care to their residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Mobile

  • Cost of living in Mobile is 7% less than the national average, so Mobile seniors might notice some cost savings. Notably, housing, transportation and grocery costs fall under the national average, but seniors can expect to pay more for utilities, which are 14% higher than the national average.
  • Mobile’s transit system, The Wave, includes fixed-route buses that travel throughout the city. Seniors ages 65 and older are eligible for reduced fare passes and need to submit proper identification to secure their MyWAVE card.
  • Social Security income is exempt from taxes in Alabama, offering some tax advantages for seniors. However, the state also has high sales taxes, which can impact a senior’s budget as well.
  • Air quality in Mobile is good, which can benefit seniors with any breathing or lung issues. According to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report, the area’s 24-hour particle pollution earned an A rating, and its ozone pollution earned a B. 
  • Mobile is home to several hospitals, which can provide health care for seniors when a medical issue arises. These hospitals include Ascension Providence Hospital and University Hospital at the University of South Alabama. 

Paying for Memory Care in Mobile

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The average cost of a memory care facility in Mobile is $4,404 per month.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Mobile’s memory care monthly costs are just above the Alabama average of $4,379. However, they remain below the national average of $5,625 per month. Within the state, Mobile’s memory care costs fall in the middle. Some cities, including Montgomery at $4,375 and Dothan at $4,299, have lower memory care costs than Mobile. However, other Alabama cities average higher monthly costs, with Auburn coming in at $5,373 and Birmingham averaging $5,035 per month.

$4404

Mobile

$4379

Alabama

$5625

The United States

$4375

Montgomery

$4299

Dothan

$5373

Auburn

$5035

Birmingham

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Other types of senior care are available in Mobile as well. Seniors and their families can determine the appropriate care for their needs. The most inexpensive type of care is adult day health care, which averages $1,038 per month. In-home care and home health care both average $3,813 per month. Monthly care in an assisted living facility in Mobile costs $3,523. Nursing homes are the most expensive type of senior care, with a semiprivate room costing $6,692 per month on average.

$1083

Adult day health care

$3813

In-home care

$3813

Home health care

$3523

Assisted living facility

$4404

Memory care facility

$6692

Nursing home facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Mobile

In Mobile, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Alabama page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Alabama

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 Mobile

Mobile seniors and their families can tap into a variety of free resources that can help them navigate an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and find appropriate care. Check out these options, which include educational support and informational resources in Mobile.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

The Alabama chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has a wealth of online resources for seniors and their families to understand an Alzheimer's diagnosis. It also offers educational programs about living with Alzheimer's and runs a 24-hour helpline to answer seniors' questions about the disease.

(251) 706-4680

The Area Agency on Aging serves as an important resource for seniors in Mobile. The organization's Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) counsels seniors and their families on living options and provides caregiving resources. The organization can also counsel seniors on their benefits as well as elder laws and rights.

(251) 706-4680

The Area Agency on Aging also runs a Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program for seniors in the Mobile area. This program addresses any concerns with long-term care and can investigate and resolve any issues for seniors living in a memory care facility. The Ombudsman program will also visit facilities to ensure they are providing proper living conditions for seniors. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mobile

Mobile Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Alabama page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Alabama