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  • St. Martins in the Pines

    St. Martins in the Pines

    4941 Montevallo Rd, Birmingham, AL 35210
    (2)
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    St. Martin's in the Pines is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) with five distinct levels of care. Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short term rehabilitation and our revolutionary "Green House" approach to skilled/long term nursing, St. Martin's is more than a...

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  • Columbia Cottage - Mountain Brook

    Columbia Cottage - Mountain Brook

    3776 Crosshaven Drive, Birmingham, AL 35223
    (13)
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    Real Lifestyle Choices Columbia Cottage derives much of its design and decor from a Southern Living Idea Home. In addition to the many comfortable common areas, you will choose from twelve different apartment home floor plans. Each thoughtful layout has plenty of room to accommodate the treasures...

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  • Kirkwood by the River

    Kirkwood by the River

    3605 Ratliff Road, Birmingham, AL 35210
    (2)
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    Kirkwood by the River was founded as a nonprofit in 1980 by Independent Presbyterian Church to offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Medicare Rehabilitation. Set on 120 acres on the Cahaba River, Kirkwood by the River feels miles away from the...

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  • Galleria Woods - a CCRC

    Galleria Woods - a CCRC

    3850 Galleria Woods Dr, Birmingham, AL 35244
    (8)
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    It’s not downsizing your home; it’s upsizing your possibilities.  Located on 20 wooded acres in Birmingham’s prestigious Riverchase area, our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) gives you a maintenance-free lifestyle with the retirement you deserve. Our community has a full continuum of care...

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  • Elmcroft of Grayson Valley

    Elmcroft of Grayson Valley

    2366 Old Springville Rd., Birmingham, AL 35215
    (32)
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    Lease in October and lock in your rate! Enjoy NO INCREASES to your monthly rate until 2022.* We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always. We are...

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  • The Bluffs at Greystone (Assisted Living & Memory Care Opening Fall 2020)

    The Bluffs at Greystone (Assisted Living & Memory Care Opening Fall 2020)

    6328 Farley Ln, Birmingham, AL 35242
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  • Brookdale University Park

    Brookdale University Park

    400 University Park Drive, Homewood, AL 35209
    (27)
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    Come see if our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, is the right fit for you and your family. Here you’ll have independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing all on one campus. So if you or your spouse need more care later, you’ll have the lifestyle you want and the...

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  • Morningside of Vestavia Hills

    Morningside of Vestavia Hills

    2435 Columbiana Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
    (9)
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    From the moment you walk through the door, you will experience the difference that is Chateau Vestavia. Family owned and locally operated, we are a part of the beautiful Vestavia Hills community. Our caring professional staff is committed to making this the most worry-free time of your life. We take...

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  • Country Cottage - Hoover

    Country Cottage - Hoover

    4000 Greenwood Drive, Hoover, AL 35216
    (29)
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    Real Service At the heart of Country Cottage is CareSteps, an individualized service plan designed to solve the real, day-to-day issues that have threatened to destroy the independence you've worked so hard to achieve. CareSteps assures that you'll receive the right amount of help at the right time...

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  • Danberry at Inverness

    235 Inverness Center Dr, Hoover, AL 35242
    (35)
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    Danberry at Inverness reflects a complete break from the conventions of ordinary senior living communities by embracing a distinctive philosophy focused on celebrating life with style. Here, you will find every convenience and amenity imaginable for active adults over 55, including a full complement...

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  • Longleaf Liberty Park

    Longleaf Liberty Park

    451 Liberty Parkway, Vestavia, AL 35242
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    THE NEW DESIGN OF CARE, LIFE AND STYLE Longleaf Liberty Park is taking a fresh, local approach to senior living, service and care. We've taken every detail into consideration to elevate expectations of what assisted living and memory care should be. Our modern welcoming spaces match our forward...

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  • River Highlands

    1851 Data Dr, Hoover, AL 35244
    (13)
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    Located in Hoover, Alabama, River Highlands is a newly renovated senior living community featuring a total of 110 beautifully appointed residences: 86 assisted living and 28 memory care apartments. The innovative assisted living apartments, specialized dementia care suites and short-term respite...

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  • Somerby at St. Vincent's One Nineteen

    Somerby at St. Vincent's One Nineteen

    200 One Nineteen Blvd, Hoover, AL 35242
    (3)
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    Nestled in an attractively landscaped and wooded pocket of Birmingham, AL, Somerby St. Vincent's One Nineteen provides all that seniors desire from Independent living, Assisted living and specialized Somerside Memory Care options. Somerby offers a comfortable, convenient and rewarding senior living...

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  • Morningside of Riverchase

    Morningside of Riverchase

    2184 Parkway Lake Drive, Hoover, AL 35244
    (4)
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    Morningside of Riverchase in Hoover, Alabama is a beautifully furnished assisted living community offering spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, and a wealth of amenities so you can feel right at home, right from the start.Located in historic Hoover, Morningside of Riverchase is an elegantly...

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  • Gardens of Pelham

    Gardens of Pelham

    2124 Old Montgomery Hwy, Pelham, AL 35124
    (71)
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    At the Gardens of Pelham Assisted Living, our retirement community meets the diverse and changing needs of today’s senior citizens. Conveniently located off 1-65 North at exit 246 in Pelham near the Oak Mountain Park, the Garden’s atmosphere is warm and relaxed. Our month-to-month rent, without...

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  • Peachtree Senior Living

    Peachtree Senior Living

    3740 Eagle Drive, Trussville, AL 35173
    (15)
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    Peachtree Senior Living is an assisted and independent living community offering personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in an intimate, professionally managed setting. We are proud to celebrate our 100% DEFICIENCY FREE state survey!!! Peachtree's Assisted Living is...

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  • Maplewood Lane

    Maplewood Lane

    223 Tucker Rd, Helena, AL 35080
    (4)
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    Maplewood Lane Traditional Assisted Living If you or someone in your family is having difficulty living independently, yet doesn't need 24-hour care and medical supervision, then assisted living will provide the ideal solution. If you or a loved one requires assistance with bathing, dressing,...

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  • Woodlands at Tannehill

    Woodlands at Tannehill

    8071 Kimbrell Cut Off Rd, Mc Calla, AL 35111
    (1)
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    The Woodlands offer the basic services plus three additional levels of care. The Woodlands provides a way of life that allows the resident to age in place. If your loved one needs short term assistance or long term assistance, we provide it. Our well-trained staff provides services with love, care,...

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  • HarborChase of Jasper

    HarborChase of Jasper

    2100 Viking Dr, Jasper, AL 35501
    (5)
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    Jasper is located in the Northwest part of Alabama. It is a community with beautiful nature, and a rich historical heritage. Here you'll find the home you've been looking for...HarborChase of Jasper Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Our community is unique in that we...

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  • Monarch Place

    Monarch Place

    105 Michelle St, Hanceville, AL 35077
    (7)
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    Monarch Place is a senior living community serving seniors in the greater Cullman County, Alabama area. We are located just 35 miles north of Birmingham which gives us the best of southern country living while having the cultural and entertainment options of a large city nearby. Our spacious...

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  • Pine Valley

    Pine Valley

    800 Rice Valley Rd N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
    (5)
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    Pine Valley Retirement Community, a tradition in southern active retirement living, has over 25 years of experience in providing quality independent living and assisted living care for seniors at an affordable cost with no buy-in required. Nestled on 10 acres of tall pines and flowering gardens,...

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  • Morningside of Cullman

    Morningside of Cullman

    2021 Dahlke Drive, Cullman, AL 35058
    (5)
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    Located one block from Cullman Regional Medical Center and 4 miles from Interstate 65, residents are conveniently located to their physicians, rehabilitation services, and more. Morningside of Cullman is licensed by the State of Alabama, is a trusted senior resource, and the Assisted Living of...

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  • Regency Pointe

    Regency Pointe

    510 E Grand Avenue, Rainbow City, AL 35906
    (3)
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    The Premier Senior Living Community in the South! Discover the comfort and classic southern charm that is Regency Pointe senior living. Located near the banks of the Coosa River in Rainbow City, Alabama, our picturesque community is nestled among rolling hills, scenic forests and natural wild...

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  • Gardens of Clanton

    Gardens of Clanton

    850 Scott Dr, Clanton, AL 35045
    (85)
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    Friendly, charming and oh so southern, the Gardens of Clanton Assisted Living offers the personal attention and home-like environment your loved one deserves. From the shady front porch to the spacious common-area, our assisted living has a welcoming feeling of “family” and belonging. With 16...

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  • McClellan Senior Living

    McClellan Senior Living

    41 Polksville Drive, Anniston, AL 36205
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    While you may have known Fort McClellan as a premier military installation in the Southeast, the fort's Army days are in the past. Today a portion of the former military base has a whole new mission. Welcome to the new McClellan, and welcome to Anniston, Alabama. A growing retirement destination in...

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  • NHC Place, Anniston

    NHC Place, Anniston

    1335 Greenbrier Dear Rd, Anniston, AL 36207
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    We strive to make every moment special for our residents at NHC Place Anniston because we believe in celebrating life at all stages. Our community fosters independence, socialization, and a healthy lifestyle for each Resident. We are dedicated to offering our residents the independence they want...

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  • Autumn Cove Assisted Living

    Autumn Cove Assisted Living

    4425 Greenbrier Dear Road, Anniston, AL 36207
    (25)
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    LET US WELCOME YOU HOME ?Autumn Cove in Anniston is an extraordinary place to live. It’s the charm of hometown living in a community bursting with amenities and beautifully maintained by a terrific staff that’s ready to serve. At Autumn Cove, you’ll meet new friends, learn something new, and enjoy...

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  • Bridgewood Gardens

    Bridgewood Gardens

    151 Woodham Drive, Albertville, AL 35951
    (4)
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    If you think senior living at Bridgewood Gardens is like a nursing home … think again! We ensure residents are living an active and enriching lifestyle through our dedicated assisted living and memory care services. Come see how we can elevate your lifestyle with engaging and purposeful activities!...

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  • Country Place Senior Living of Winfield

    Country Place Senior Living of Winfield

    480 Tahoe Road, Winfield, AL 35594
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    Country Place Senior Living is more than an assisted living residence, it's a place where true friendships are made, lives are shared and care warms the heart. Our uniquely intimate setting of 24 suites limits the number of residents, thereby fostering a feeling of 'family' and belonging. When you...

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  • Columbia Cottage - Hartselle

    Columbia Cottage - Hartselle

    1109 Sparkman St NW, Hartselle, AL 35640
    (6)
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    Real Lifestyle Choices Columbia Cottage derives much of its design and decor from a Southern Living Idea Home. Each thoughtful layout has plenty of room to accommodate the treasures that grace your current home. Several apartments have special features like French doors, crown molding, and nine foot...

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  • The Gables Assisted Living at Charlton Place

    The Gables Assisted Living at Charlton Place

    65 Charlton Place, Deatsville, AL 36022
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    The Gables at Charlton Place Assisted Living combines a convenient location, comfortable apartment homes and daily assistance designed to maximize your parents’ independence. It’s the kind of care that provides true peace of mind for the whole family. We are nestled within a small, quiet and secure...

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  • The Terrace at Priceville

    The Terrace at Priceville

    200 Terrace Lane, Decatur, AL 35603
    (6)
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    Welcome to The Terrace at Priceville Senior Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care in Priceville, Alabama Welcome to The Terrace at Priceville! Our beautiful senior living retirement community offers Independent Living for active seniors, Assisted Living with the levels of care, and...

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  • Morningside of Decatur

    Morningside of Decatur

    2115 Point Mallard Drive Southeast, Decatur, AL 35601
    (11)
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    Located on the outskirts of historic Decatur, Morningside has provided state-licensed assisted living services since 1999. Our licensed professional associates provide excellent resident satisfaction, vibrant programming and care which the community has come to know and trust 24 hours a day, seven...

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  • Country Cottage - Decatur

    Country Cottage - Decatur

    2515 Old Moulton Road Southwest, Decatur, AL 35603
    (4)
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    Country Cottage — Decatur is an assisted living community located in Decatur, Alabama. Decatur is a city situated in Morgan and Limestone counties and is affectionately known as 'The River City.' As the largest city in Morgan County, it offers its residents a wide array of shopping, dining and...

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  • Gardens of Wetumpka

    Gardens of Wetumpka

    209 Country Club Dr, Wetumpka, AL 36092
    (56)
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    Welcome to the Gardens of Wetumpka Assisted Living, a place for seniors to take part, a place to belong. We offer the personal attention and home-like environment your loved one deserves. Nestled in a quiet residential area only minutes from downtown Wetumpka, our assisted living community has 29...

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  • Redstone Village a CCRC

    12000 Turnmeyer Drive SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
    (15)
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    Huntsville Alabama's Premier Life Care Retirement Community offering Independent Living, Licensed Assisted Living, Licensed Specialty Care Assisted Living, and Licensed Skilled Nursing on a beautiful mountain top with scenic views.

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  • Country Place Senior Living of Hamilton

    Country Place Senior Living of Hamilton

    690 National Ave, Hamilton, AL 35570
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    Country Place Senior Living is more than an assisted living residence, it's a place where true friendships are made, lives are shared and care warms the heart. Our uniquely intimate setting of 24 suites limits the number of residents, thereby fostering a feeling of 'family' and belonging. When you...

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  • Elmcroft of Byrd Springs

    Elmcroft of Byrd Springs

    8020 Benaroya Lane Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35802
    (34)
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    Lease in October and lock in your rate! Enjoy NO INCREASES to your monthly rate until 2022.* We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always. We are...

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  • Thrive at Jones Farm

    Thrive at Jones Farm

    2238 Cecile Ashburn Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802
    (33)
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    Welcome to Thrive and a fresh perspective on senior living. Over a decade ago we took a hard look at traditional senior living. We quickly knew we would not want to visit most of these places, let alone live there; so, we created communities where Elders would not only love to live, but Thrive. What...

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  • Country Cottage - Huntsville

    Country Cottage - Huntsville

    4200 Chris Drive Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35802
    (12)
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    Because home is so important to all of us, the Cottage not only has wonderful cozy common areas where new and old friends can enjoy being together, but it offers different sizes and styles of room, and service programs tailored to perfectly suit the needs of each resident. Whether your loved one...

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  • Morningside of Madison

    Morningside of Madison

    49 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758
    (1)
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    Located in a thriving suburb of Huntsville, Morningside of Madison allows residents to be active in the things they love. Serving the community since 1998, Morningside has embraced the concept of 'putting our residents first' and provides Healthy Generation Programming to enable our residents to...

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  • Morning Glory Meadows Assisted Living Facility

    Morning Glory Meadows Assisted Living Facility

    2055 Main Street, Fyffe, AL 35971
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    Morning Glory is an Assisted Living Residence in Fyffe, Alabama. We provide exceptional care to those who are no longer able to live alone or who prefer to live in a safe, comfortable, assisted environment. We are here to provide a home close to friends and family when you need it most. Enjoy...

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  • Brookdale Jones Farm

    Brookdale Jones Farm

    2815 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast, Huntsville, AL 35802
    (12)
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    At our luxurious, private retirement community in Huntsville, Ala., offering independent and assisted living options for seniors, you’re in the right place to seize your new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and...

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  • HarborChase of Huntsville

    HarborChase of Huntsville

    4801 Whitesport Circle, Huntsville, AL 35801
    (24)
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    At HarborChase of Huntsville, our customized assisted living program tailors both care and life enriching programs to meet the unique needs and preferences of each resident. The moment you enter HarborChase, you will experience a true family feel. It is HarborChase of Huntsville's mission to care...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Madison

    Merrill Gardens at Madison

    121 Brookridge Drive, Madison, AL 35758
    (15)
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    Merrill Gardens at Madison is situated between Athens and Huntsville in Madison county. Enjoy being near shopping, outdoor recreation areas, hospitals and high-quality medical practices. Merrill Gardens at Madison is classically designed and offer a wellness center, well-appointed library and lots...

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  • Country Cottage - Montgomery

    Country Cottage - Montgomery

    235 Sylvest Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
    (14)
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    Country Cottage — Montgomery is an assisted living community located in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery is a beautiful city in Montgomery County and is known for its recreational amenities and cultural attractions. The city features more than 1600 acres of parkland, as well as 24 community...

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  • Country Cottage - Russellville

    Country Cottage - Russellville

    900 Jackson Avenue North, Russellville, AL 35653
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    Because home is so important to all of us, the Cottage not only has wonderful cozy common areas where new and old friends can enjoy being together, but it offers different sizes and styles of room, and service programs tailored to perfectly suit the needs of each resident. Whether your loved one...

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  • The Belmont Assisted Living

    The Belmont Assisted Living

    7295 Copperfield Dr, Montgomery, AL 36117
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    Experience a place you can call home at Belmont Assisted Living. We are nestled in the peaceful neighborhood of Copperfield and directly across from Baptist East Hospital off of Taylor Road. We are located within walking distance of a fire station, one block from the Cancer Care Center, numerous...

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  • John Knox Manor I & III

    John Knox Manor I & III

    4401 Narrow Lane Road, Montgomery, AL 36116
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    John Knox Manor, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit community for seniors 62 years and older. Located near Baptist Medical Center South and various other medical facilities, you're loved one can feel safe and secure with staff on duty 24 hours a day. John Knox Retirement Tower is a 7 story building...

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  • East Chase Senior Living

    East Chase Senior Living

    1775 Halcyon Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36117
    (11)
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    East Chase Senior Living is located just off Taylor Road, around the corner from the East Chase Shopping Center in Montgomery, Alabama. With historic downtown a few short miles away, East Chase Senior Living residents can view some of the nation's most significant historic landmarks. East Chase...

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Assisted Living in Birmingham, AL

Assisted living facilities in Alabama provide housing in an apartment-like setting, offering individualized care, regularly scheduled meals, and social events. Such facilities will often provide assistance with the activities of daily living, or ADLs, as well as regular supervision and opportunities for recreation. Some assisted living facilities may offer respite, continuing care, or hospice services as well. Assisted living communities are a great choice for seniors who might benefit from the safety and security of living with peers in a supervised environment. The average cost of assisted living in Birmingham is as follows:

  • Mean cost city proper: $3,100
  • Median cost city proper: $2,900
  • Mean cost metro area: $3,200
  • Median cost metro area: $3,100

Public assistance is available through the state’s Elderly and Disabled HCBS Medicaid waiver program. In Alabama, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $39,000. The Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Provider Standards certifies this type of facility for the state of Alabama.

Licensing Requirements – Alabama

Cost of Living in Birmingham, AL

The city of Birmingham is considered to be more affordable than the average city in the United states. All index ratings are based on a scale where 100 is equivalent to the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Health care Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
79 90 100 $776 19.5% $87,783 $33,770 No estate tax or inheritance tax

Local Medical Providers

The proximity of quality medical facilities to a living destination can be an important deciding factor for many seniors. Birmingham, Alabama is a metropolitan area and offers many options for medical care. Some of the top facilities that serve the city include:

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital - Founded in 1945, UAB Hospital serves as the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine and was rated the number one hospital in Birmingham by U.S. News and World Report. A 1,157-bed facility and a Level 1 Trauma Center, UAB Hospital is also the second largest employer in the state. The hospital has been highly regarded in various procedures, many of which rank among the best of their kind in the country.
  • Princeton Baptist Medical Center - Princeton Baptist Medical Center is a 505-bed hospital facility which serves over 50,000 patients a year. Princeton Baptist offers primary and emergency care, and specializes in a variety of fields including cardiology, stroke, orthopedics, and mental health.
  • St. Vincent’s Birmingham - Operating under the faith-based Ascension Healthcare organization, St. Vincent’s Birmingham is an acute care facility featuring 409 beds and all private rooms. St. Vincent’s Birmingham was founded in 1898 and continues to provide speciality care in fields such as oncology, cardiology, and neurological treatment.

Climate and Weather

Birmingham has a humid subtropical climate. On average, the humidity level for Birmingham is roughly 70%. Humidity levels are highest during the month of July at about 73%. Humid subtropical regions are usually characterized by hot, humid summers and mild-to-cool winters.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
81°F 91°F (July) 70°F (July) 48°F 59°F (February) 35°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
55 (Moderate) 70 in the month of June (Moderate)

The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
5” 6” (July) 1”

Demographics and Values

Located in the north central section of the state, Birmingham is Alabama’s largest city, with a metro area population of over 1 million residents. Birmingham is considered to be a fairly young city with a median age of 35, as well as having a relatively low average home cost has made the region one of the fastest growing destinations for millennials in recent times. The city is also home to more per-capita green space than any other similarly-sized city in the United States.

Birmingham has one of the highest concentrations of health care jobs in the country, and is playing a major role as an up-and-coming tech hub of the Southeast. While the political leanings of the state lean safely conservative, those of the county and city tend closer to the center and occasionally slightly left of center. In the last 3 presidential elections Jefferson County voted Democratic, although the county voted Republican in the two elections prior.

2016 Presidential Election

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
51.57% 44.30% 4.13%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
1,151,801 209, 880 556 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.51%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
36 27% 11% 6% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
29% 26% 10%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
6.9% 70.5% 3.7% 0.2% <1% 23.4% 1.3%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
15,014 59 12

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
11% 60% 18% 28% 7% 8%

Birmingham is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The city of Birmingham has a rich history and there are many important sites and landmarks that reflect its storied past. Birmingham’s status as a former industrial hub can be experienced through a visit to the Sloss Furnaces, a national historic landmark, once the largest iron manufacturer in the world. Built in the late 1800s and operating for almost a century, the Sloss Furnaces played a large role in the development of the city. The furnaces now feature a dedicated museum, as well as scheduled events and concerts throughout the year.

Kelly Ingram Park, a site integral to the civil rights movement, is another of Birmingham’s significant historical locations. The park features statues of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as other celebrated civil rights figures, along with sculptures dedicated to the movement’s history.

Birmingham’s Vulcan Park and Museum features the largest cast-iron sculpture in the world: a towering representation of Vulcan, the Roman god, created in 1904 as a tribute to the city’s role in the iron industry. The park features 10 acres of green space as well as an interactive history museum with rotating events.

Baseball fans take note, Birmingham holds an important place in the history of the sport — the oldest professional baseball stadium, Rickwood Field, is located in the city. The stadium was built in 1910 for the Birmingham Barons and continues to be used today for amateur and semi-pro games, as well as hosting “throwback” events in the so-called “Rickwood Classic,” with players wearing period uniforms and honoring different eras of the sport.

For a true taste of the American South, be sure not to miss Birmingham’s annual BBQ & Blues festival, a charity event hosted by Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q, an Alabama staple. The festival happens once a year and is a day-long celebration of barbecue cooking and blues music, featuring both local and national performers.

Transportation

The Birmingham public bus system is known as MAX transit and provides transportation around the city during convenient hours throughout the day. Senior discounts, often as much as 50% off, are offered to those 62 and above.

Licensure Terms for Assisted Living in Birmingham, AL

Assisted Living Facilities & Specialty Care Assisted Living Facilities: An assisted living facility provides a residence and personal care to individuals who are in need of assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs).

Specialty Care Assisted Living Facility meets the definition of an assisted living facility and is specially licensed and staffed to permit residents with a degree of cognitive impairment that would ordinarily make them ineligible for admission or continued stay in an assisted living facility. Both assisted living and specialty care assisted living are sub-classified according to the number of residents.

Family Assisted Living Facility means a facility authorized to care for 2 or 3 adults. A Group Assisted Living Facility means a facility authorized to care for 4 to 16 adults. A Congregate Assisted Living Facility means a facility authorized to care for 17 or more adults.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living near Birmingham