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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Birmingham

Our Recommended Top 5

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Birmingham Assisted Living Facilities on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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451 Liberty Parkway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35242

Why choose this provider?

Longleaf Liberty Park is a facility serving clients in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. It is an assisted living facility that strives to provide its clients with a family-like atmosphere through a range of services and amenities. These include all-day dining, a full-service salon and day spa, as well as a creative arts studio and movie theater. Aside from assisted living, Longleaf Liberty Park provides memory care and respite care services for those recovering from illness.

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4.8
Google
4.7 / 5 (18)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)

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Birmingham, AL 35242

Why choose this provider?

Somerby At St. Vincent's One Nineteen is an assisted living community in Birmingham, Alabama. It partners with St. Vincent's Health System and the One Nineteen Health and Wellness center on the same property. Residents have complimentary memberships at the wellness center and live in one-, two-, or three-bedroom apartments. The staff is available at all times to help residents with daily tasks, and transportation is provided for off-site events and appointments. A memory care unit is available for dementia support.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Google
4.5 / 5 (95)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (3)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Hoover, AL 35242

Why choose this provider?

Danberry at Inverness, serving the area of Birmingham, Alabama, offers assisted living care with a focus on active and carefree lifestyles. Compassionate caregivers available 24/7 to provide assistance with bathing, grooming, and dressing. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals in either of the two dining rooms or the bistro and stay active through the facility's scheduled events, fitness programs, and enrichment activities. The facility also offers a fully-appointed spa and beauty salon.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (78)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (32)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Pelham, AL 35124

Why choose this provider?

Gardens of Pelham is an assisted living community in Birmingham, Alabama. It focuses on active living during retirement, and residents live in apartments with private bedrooms and baths. They enjoy in-house amenities including a beauty salon, outdoor cafes, a library, and a computer lab. The dining hall serves three daily meals and snacks or beverages throughout the day. Staff are available 24/7 to help residents with activities of daily living, and residents have complimentary transportation to community appointments and events.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Trussville, AL 35173

Why choose this provider?

Alabama's Legacy Ridge Trussville is an assisted living facility that specializes in individualized, one-on-one memory care. The facility provides medication management, healthy meals, and regular health and wellness assessments. Residents can keep active through a variety of pursuits, including brain fitness and memory enhancement activities, programs designed around individual interests, social events, and excursions to local shopping centers. Staff encourages residents to take part in events with their families and use scheduled transportation to maintain independence and enjoy activities off-site.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.4
Google
3.9 / 5 (13)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (10)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.