Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center

570 Southland Dr, Hoover, AL 35226

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About the community Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Brian Glen provides exceptional memory care services to residents in Hoover, Alabama. As the largest suburb of Birmingham, residents enjoy urban amenities alongside small-town hospitality. From visiting a 30-acre garden at Aldridge Botanical Gardens to joining friends for a shopping spree at Riverchase Galleria, enjoying sporting events at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex, or visiting Veterans Park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this central Alabama town.

As a community dedicated to residents living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, our easy-to-navigate floor plan and home-like common spaces make it easy for socializing. Through daily connections with staff and neighbors, residents can create new memories, maximize their independence, and engage their minds, bodies, and spirits in moments of meaning. Even better, families can rest assured knowing that our staff is available for around-the-clock care and assistance.

Community Amenities and Services

At Briar Glen, we understand the challenges that come with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. As one of the leading providers in memory care services, we support, enrich, and engage residents and their loved ones with education and transition resources. For those seeking temporary care options, we also provide short-term respite care services.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Memory care

Pricing for Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Studio
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$XXXX
/mo
1 Bedroom
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$XXXX
/mo
Semi-Private
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$XXXX
/mo

*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Doctor
Nurse
Podiatrist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining
Room service

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Handicap accessible
Air conditioned

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Barber shop

Services

Beautician
Housekeeping
Laundry service / drycleaning

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Piano or organ

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Visiting chaplain or priest
Other religious services
Art classes

Reviews for Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center

3.7

(39 reviews)

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3.8

Care services

3.6

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3.7

Value for cost

3.6

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5.0
August 10, 2021
Jeannette - Toured community
my tour ofBriar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center

We toured this community and the tour was very good. They answered all of our questions and were very informative. They were very accommodating and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We did not feel rushed at all and they took their time with our family. I would recommend touring this community


5.0
November 15, 2019
Frances - Loved one of resident/client
Very Pleased

My mother stayed at rittenhouse for a year. I was very pleased. They took very good care of her. The lady in the beauty shop, the house keeping staff, the nurses,the craft/entertainment lady, all were great. I could not take care of her by myself anymore. They helped both of us.


1.0
July 2, 2019
Michele Holmes - Loved one of resident/client
My Grandmother's stay brief and painful stay

I spoken with Rittenhouse multiple times. Rittenhouse evaluated my grandmother and told me they were able to provide her the care she needed. When touring the facility, they wanted me to pay the $1800 community fee that day to save her a room. There was never a mention of the $1800 community fee and it was not in any discussions beforehand nor in any brochures I reviewed. Although, other facilities did not charge a community fee, we were running out of time in finding my grandmother a place. We agreed to break the community fee down in payments. My grandmother was there from [date removed] to [date removed]. Within that time, my grandmother was taken to the ER by ambulance three times. Within the three visits, she stayed a total of 7+ days in the hospital. After her 3rd stay at the hospital, Rittenhouse declined to take her back due to my grandmother being put on a pureed diet. Rittenhouse still charged until her belongings were removed from the room. Cost to Rittenhouse for the short stay was $7838.


4.0
November 26, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse has been a great place for my mom. She gets good care. I feel like the workers truly love her. They care for her like she is their own family.


5.0
November 26, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Rittenhouse

My mother has lived at RH for six months. We are very pleased with the loving staff and the care she receives.


5.0
November 26, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Rittenhouse

Wonderful facility. Very caring staff. Best facility for memory care. Large rooms and open garden. Lots of activities. All-inclusive care of very reasonable monthly rate.


4.5
November 26, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Rittenhouse

Very personal care


4.0
November 26, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Rittenhouse

My mother's been thriving since moving here from another facility earlier this year. She has become more social and involved in activities here and her mood is much more upbeat. Our family is glad that we have found Rittenhouse as her home during her later years.


5.0
November 26, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Rittenhouse

The staff is friendly and caring. They made mom’s transition easy and comforting to her and me.


4.0
November 26, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Rittenhouse

We dreaded “this day” for years – locating our father in a facility. However, it has been an amazing experience. He has actually loved it from day one and we cannot say enough positive things.


5.0
November 20, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Rittenhouse

My grandmother has lived at Rittenhouse for one year. We have had a great experience. She's happy and we enjoy having her in a safe community.


1.0
June 9, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Rittenhouse memory care

Not worthy of one star!! Filthy, smells, the nursing staff not attentive to the residents needs. So sad!! Do not send your loved one to this place.


4.0
January 8, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Great Community

We loved Rittenhouse Village when we toured there, and thought it seemed like a great community. However, it is a larger community, and I worried that my loved one would not do as well in such a big place. We decided a smaller community might be a better fit.


3.0
November 19, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Large square. Nice facility.


3.0
November 19, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Large square. Nice facility.


2.0
October 31, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Old, pending repairs and modifications. Didn't like Cobblestone and one-way street.


0.5
September 8, 2017
Not Happy - Loved one of resident/client
Worst place to put your loved one

I put my loved one there about 7 months ago and I started regretting it about 6 months ago. No dates are on these reviews so I'm going to tell you that it was in [Removed]. Keep in mind that I am there at least 3 times a week so I'll see a lot of what goes on during the day the night and on the weekends. You name the problem and we had it. Stopped up toilets, a small flood in the facility, medication management was disregarded from the nursing staff and the doctor that comes in once a week. I took my loved one to the regular Dr, not the primary care physician that shows up once a week, and the PCP would not follow the orders from The Specialists even when I brought in paperwork from the specialists. Laundry has also been lost. The food they serve them is horrible. I call it chicken McNuggets meets a can of veg all. Sometimes the need is undercooked along with the vegetables. This is very unhealthy for the meat to be undercooked. They Market that their residents go on outings, but there has only been one outing to get ice cream in 7 months. I've taking my loved one to the doctor twice and to the hospital once because the staff kept saying "we haven't noticed anything" one example is they said they could not get a urine sample because when they went in, there was no urine left by the resident after two days. Give me a break! This place is full of Alzheimer's people that cannot remember 5 minutes ago. What was wrong with stand in there and saying hey please give me a urine sample. I could write a book, but it appears that these people have absolutely no training in Alzheimer's care and it is 100% a Memory Care Facility. So if you put your loved one in there thinking they are going to be looked after for a cough or because the have been laying in bed for 2 days, forget it. You still have to go and check on them. When you ask for a plate to be sent to the residents room, it is a major hassle and sometimes they do not even send it when they are supposed to. Or in one instance, I asked for a plate and they warmed up a cold sandwich that had fresh fruit in it. Nobody seems to be accountable to anybody and if you ask for something they tell you to go run around the facility and look for such-and-such person. I do not think this is my job. HORRIBLE PLACE.


1.0
July 18, 2017
Scarlet - Loved one of resident/client
Questioning

Be Aware: Great sales pitchers! So far, poor follow through. . Weekends: "skeleton crew". Clogged plumbing, no water. Several days later, commode is stopped up. Weekday, day shift kind and helpful. Weekends are not good for patients as staff is too limited. Bath assistance Mon., Wed. And Fri. Only. Laundry? Find a dirty bed, change it yourself. I will update this review. Just question and be aware of these observations. Any health issues, doctor sends them to the hospital. Be ready to be on call. It seems they don't want to generate any bad statistics for their facility. I am undecided as to where the family will go from here.


5.0
May 31, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

The lady at the front desk took me for a tour. She was able to answer all of my questions. The residents seem happy and the employees were pleasant. I was happy to see that even though this facility is all memory units, there was a variety of activities for the people to participate in and the mood seemed upbeat. We are still in the process of decision making but Rittenhouse is definitely on our short list.


5.0
February 6, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Good impression.

I toured this community when we were looking for a place for my father. The staff was friendly and the community was clean. We ultimately decided to move elsewhere but they left a good impression.


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Briar Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center has received an average review rating of 3.7 based on 39 reviews. See all reviews.


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