Kirkwood by the River

3605 Ratliff Road Birmingham AL 35210

866-465-5993

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Description of Kirkwood by the River in Birmingham, Alabama

At Kirkwood by the River, we provide a plethora of community features. Residents can enjoy frequent off-site adventures and outings. Dogs and cats are allowed in private rooms. We have free wi-fi and high speed internet. Our location conveniently offers resident parking and guest parking.

Dining Amenities

All meals are provided to residents. We love to accommodate visiting guests, meals provided. Dining options cover restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors, and room service. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified dining choices such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options.

On-Site Activities

Residents can exercise their physical and mental aptitude with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time activities director. The exercise program includes low-impact fitness activities such as water aerobics, chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations, stretching classes, and Tai Chi(add TM) classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact. We love to organize holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Residents may participate in community service programs. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. We offer inter-generational programs that have many benefits for both children and seniors - that emphasize the joys of human connectivity and propagate longer and happier. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. Residents may participate in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being and instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities include trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and dances and "Senior Proms". Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement for resident mobility. Our community grounds is comprised of an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, walking paths that are accessible to seniors with a variety of physical capabilities, and raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or just to relax. Residents have access to our communal spaces including our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles, a computer room, a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents, a game room, where you can socialize while enjoying games of all varieties, and a hot tub / swimming pool. Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents.

Location Amenities at Kirkwood by the River

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-exposure and ground floor units are available. We have free wi-fi for all of our residents. To accommodate our residents, our community has air conditioning, and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with full kitchens. Resident units featuring roll-in and wheelchair accessible showers are available. Units containing full bathtubs are an option. Our residents also enjoy free access to cable satellite TV.

Premium Amenities at Kirkwood by the River

Transportation

Our community provides complimentary transportation services. We provide residents access to transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to attend to the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. We offer grocery shopping services to eliminate the need for trips to the store.Our on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well. We offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Medical Care Services

Our staff is awake and available 24 hours a day to assist your loved one with any time-sensitive needs that may arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners who are on staff 24/7. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. We have registered nurses on our community staff. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. We have a Medical Director on staff who is responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. We have a Nurse Practitioner on staff who serves as a Medical Director, responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to attend to the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. We offer on-site home care to our residents to guarantee all healthcare needs are met. We offer on-site massage therapy to our residents. A visiting optometrist is available to provide comprehensive eye care. We offer skilled nursing care by licensed nurses, fully equipped to handle responsibilities such as wound care, tube feedings, and monitoring. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Our weight limit for assisted lifts and single-person transfers is 25 lbs. We have ventilator health equipment on site. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Our community provides psychiatric care. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle, and that no one's needs are neglected. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents.Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise.

Community information at Kirkwood by the River

Community Certifications

We accept residents from the age of 62 and above.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors.

Pricing at Kirkwood by the River

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*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.

Reviews of Kirkwood by the River

4.2 of 5 Average rating
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  • 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!!

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    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!!

  • 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.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    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.

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Community Details at Kirkwood by the River

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    • Kirkwood by the River Amenities

      • Beautician Onsite
      • Activities Offsite
      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Kosher
      • Activities Onsite
      • Swimming Pool / Hot Tub
      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Devotional Services Offsite
      • Meals Provided
      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Vegetarian

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Kirkwood by the River

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      • Assisted Living
      • Memory Care
      • Independent Living
      • Nursing Home
      • Care Homes
      • Home Care
      • Senior Apartments