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Kirkwood by the River

3605 Ratliff Road, Birmingham, AL 35210

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anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
4.0
I would recommend

We chose Kirkwood by the River because of the convenient location for me and it was a relatively good price compared to some others we looked at. She had a 1 bedroom and it was about 600 square feet. The facility is quiet and secluded. Right now they are on a big expansion so that may not be the case for a couple of years while they finish that. I would recommend to others looking.... Read more

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About the facility Kirkwood by the River

Kirkwood by the River in Birmingham, Alabama is one of senior living communities in the area. To find the right community for your needs and budget, connect with one of A Place For Mom’s local senior living advisors for free, expert advice.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Amenities at Kirkwood by the River

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
High Acuity Care
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
International Cuisine
Professional Chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen

Facility Amenities

Dining

Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Transportation at Cost
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Main Street Shops
Barber Shop

Recreational areas

Swimming Pool
Arts and Crafts Center
Fitness Center
Game Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Outdoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Art Classes
Cooking Classes

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Reviews for Kirkwood by the River

4.3

(5 reviews)

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4.4

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4.2

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Meals & dining

4.0

Activities

3.9

Value for cost

4.4

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4.0
October 25, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
I would recommend

We chose Kirkwood by the River because of the convenient location for me and it was a relatively good price compared to some others we looked at. She had a 1 bedroom and it was about 600 square feet. The facility is quiet and secluded. Right now they are on a big expansion so that may not be the case for a couple of years while they finish that. I would recommend to others looking.


5.0
August 10, 2021
Jeannette - Toured community
Verified Review
my tour of Kirkwood by the River

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
September 18, 2017
Brenda Sheehan - Loved one of resident/client
Praise Be to Kirkwood by the River

My parents moved into Kirkwood by the River 9 years ago and I've NEVER had a complaint about anything. This is the best run and kindest retirement place anyone could ever find. The entire staff are kind, thoughtful, patient and courteous. A wonderful place in a great setting with Christian beliefs and attitude!!


4.5
July 12, 2017
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A nice place

This community offers a lot of activities and they do have entertainers come in. The community is beautiful. Dad seems to like the food and they accommodate his dietary likes. The staff are encouraging, friendly and we have good communication. I would recommend this community.


3.0
January 27, 2014
Daughter - Toured community
Verified Review
Nice, but not impressive

We toured this location when we were looking into options for my parents. It was a nice enough looking place, but it just didn't impress us compared to others that we had seen in the area. The person who helped us with our tour and interview process didn't seem entirely prepared, and honestly we felt she was much too young and wasn't able to relate to the concerns we had. Another issue I had with this location was that the apartments we were shown as options were located much too far from the dining room, my parents would have spent half the day getting to and from dinner.

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