Kirkwood by the River

3605 Ratliff Road, Birmingham, AL 35210

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About the community

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 sprawl and stress of the suburbs, yet is minutes to the city's best shopping, medical centers and cultural venues.

The beauty of Kirkwood's natural setting, the attention to detail that every residents receives from our attentive staff, and the emphasis that is placed on creating a happy, engaging and loving home is what makes Kirkwood by the River the best retirement community in Birmingham.

Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Kirkwood by the River

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
2 Bedrooms
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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

Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Doctor
Nurse
Podiatrist
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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
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking

Pets

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 services

Secured community
Outdoor walking paths

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Cooking classes

Reviews

4.2

(3 reviews)

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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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