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12 Memory Care Communities in the Hoover Area

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Truewood by Merrill, Riverchase

Experience an Enriching Senior Lifestyle.

  •  1851 Data Drive, Hoover, AL 35244 $
  • Flexible Dining
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Creative Social Programs & Activities
  • Courtyard Gardens with Fountains, Walking Paths and Covered Seating
  • 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week Access to Concierge Program
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Regency Retirement Village - Birmingham

Regency Retirement Village... Senior Living at its Best

  •  285 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 $$
  • Secure entry
  • 24-hour emergency response system
  • Paid utilities (except telephone)
  • Transportation to appointments, events and errands
  • Chef-prepared meals
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Galleria Woods

Alabama Senior Living at its Finest

  •  3850 Galleria Woods Drive, Birmingham, AL 35244 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Beautifully landscaped courtyard
  • Alarmed interior and exterior doors (Memory Care)
  • Exercise room with fitness equipment
  • Covered/garage parking available
  • Beauty/barber shop
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LakeView Estates

At LakeView Estates, you'll feel right at home from your very first visit

  •  2634 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35244 $$
  • Choice of private studios or companion suites with views of the lake
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Restaurant-style dining with a variety of menu options
  • Secure outdoor patio, courtyards, and walking trails
  • Social, recreational, educational, and spiritual activities
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Kirkwood by the River

Live Every Season

  •  3605 Ratliff Road, Birmingham, AL 35210 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Dining services in Riverside Dining and Overlook Cafe
  • Full program of social, intellectual, cultural and spiritual activities
  • Veranda overlooking the Cahaba River
  • Heated pool
  • Scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping centers and cultural events

Briar Glen

Compassionate, Caring Service.

  •  570 Southland Dr, Hoover, AL 35226 $$
  • Our exclusive Meaningful Moments training enables our caring and highly trained staff to learn about our memory care residents' lives before the effects of dementia started to develop
  • On-Site Medical and Therapy Services Available
  • 24-hour professional health and wellness team
  • Personalized care services such as showering or bathing assistance, grooming, and dressing, continence management and more!
  • Promoting physical exercise, stimulating mental activity, and helping to maintain social and religious contacts

Morningside of Vestavia Hills

All the comforts of home

  •  2435 Columbiana Road, Birmingham, AL 35216 $
  • Month-to-Month Rent,“ No Endowments
  • 3 Delicious Home-Cooked Meals Served Daily
  • Weekly Maid & Linen Service
  • 24 Hour Access to Staff
  • Scheduled Transportation

Elite Nursing & Rehab


  •  300 Royal Tower Drive, Vestavia Hills, AL 35209 $$
  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour licensed nursing care as prescribed by a physician
  • Three meals per day and snacks as prescribed by a physician, a complete recreational and therapeutic activities program; two meals per day for independent living residents
  • Daily bed and bath linen service, routine housekeeping and maintenance
  • Assistance with daily living activities, including bathing, dressing and grooming

St. Martin's in the Pines

Our Mission at St. Martin's in the Pines is to serve God through a ministry that provides a continuum of care and quality of life to aging individuals and their families.

  •  4941 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, AL 35210 $$$
  • Full kitchen with stove and refrigerator
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Nutritious, well-balanced meals served daily
  • Scheduled group transportation to shopping, dining out, and special events
  • 24-hour electronic security and night-time guard service

The Village at Cook Springs

A Slice of Americana Awaits

  •  415 Cook Springs Rd, Pell City, AL 35125 $$
  • Deliciously prepared home style meals, with selective menu, from an award winning food services department
  • One-bedroom and two-bedroom plans available
  • Monitored emergency response system
  • Scheduled transportation for outings and shopping trips
  • The Village at Cook Springs also offers a quiet library and chapel with daily services.

What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.