Kirkwood by the River

3605 Ratliff Rd Birmingham AL 35210

5 / 5.0 13 Reviews

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About Kirkwood by the River

Kirkwood by the River is always striving to offer the best amenities and services for our residents. Our seniors love all the Birmingham entertainment and activities conveniently located nearby. Medical centers, pharmacies, and doctors and pharmacies are also close.

We are completely dedicated to making sure you or your loved have fun, exciting days and nights full of life! Our community has made a name for itself in Birmingham, AL because of our service, amenities and the sense of independence every senior who lives with us feels on a daily basis.

Kirkwood by the River Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care

Kirkwood by the River has built a reputation providing quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care services for residents. Our seniors enjoy their independence, but also get help with daily activities.

The residents staying with us love the support and help they get while also enjoying their privacy. Seniors have their choice of studio, 1 or 2 bedroom units. Apartments with private baths and kitchenettes are also available. The staff is some of the best in Birmingham, they’re always available to help with any level of services our residents need. We can assist with medical reminders to designing exercise programs and scheduling entertainment events. We designed the dining area at Kirkwood by the River to be a cozy, home style setting for our residents and family members. Our specialty is customized menus that provide delicious, home cooked meals that meet the needs of all residents.

Kirkwood by the River Amenities & Services

Vegetarian, Devotional Services Offsite, Beautician Onsite, Activities Offsite, Devotional Services Onsite, Meals Provided, Outdoor Common Areas, Kosher, Activities Onsite, Swimming Pool / Hot Tub, Indoor Common Areas and other perks are available to all residents. Seniors enjoy the comfort of their new home while our friendly, well-trained staff is available for anything they may need or want.

Our facility has Wheelchair Accessible Showers, Hospice Available, Respite Offered, Full Tubs, Aging in Place, Resident Parking Available, Complimentary Transportation and other ways we keep seniors active and healthy. Our staff works really hard to keep our aging residents active and independent, keeping everyone feeling young and healthy.

Residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. Our structured program helps all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many of our activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. We make sure the activities are fun and entertaining.

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Kirkwood by the River – Reviews

5 / 5.0 13 Reviews

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August 2018


Suzanne Long

Staff and residents are very friendly and caring. My mother in law is happier at Kirkwood than I've seen her in over 20 years!

March 2017

Beverly B. Nelson

Daughter of Patient Our precious Dad has had a wonderfully happy experience as a 4 1/2 year resident of Kirkwood's Second Floor. R.N. Paulina Gilliland and the entire staff have loved our Dad like family! He's recently transferred to the Skilled Nursing Floor & we have heard wonderful things about all the staff there. We recommend Kirkwood to everyone!

January 2017


Mark Chaffin

My Mother lived at Kirkwood for several years until she passed this year. The people of Kirkwood from the executive staff to the medical and floor staff were always very supportive and provided her with excellent care throughout her stay. The activities and interaction were good for her. The greatest asset at Kirkwood are their employee's, they all go the extra mile to make their residents feel wanted and loved. I would like to give a special shout out to Rev. Richard Hanna, who spent countless hours with her keeping her close to her Lord and Savior.

January 2016


Cheryl Stipes Ray

The best staff and residents. I feel so blessed to work here.

April 2015


Cheryl Standlee

Beautiful wonderful place! I truly enjoy all of the residents and Co workers very much!

December 2014


Carla Davis Greene

Awesome place to work! I love and enjoy the residents and my coworkers. Great place to work!

November 2014


Cynthia Mccray Looney

Kirkwood is one of my favorite homes that I visit. Great people with a caring heart and a beautiful place!!

November 2014


Christine Harris

Been working here for 15 years. Love it! Truly blessed to have everyone as a second family!

October 2014


Lisa Roper Wright

I have worked at Kirkwood for 17 years. I truly love it!!

July 2014


Donna Johns Underwood

I've worked there before great place to live....great place to work

June 2014


Dennis Coleman

What a great place to live with all the friendly faces, it feels like home. The staff is top shelf and the food is five star. You owe it to yourself to visit and see all the fun things to do. Oh, and there's a huge pool!!

February 2014


Tonya Williams

I had a patient out there its seems like a nice place out by the river in the woods.

April 2013


Julie White

My company had the pleasure of working with Kirkwood by the River on the redevelopment of their web site. What a wonderful community by the river! We met and talked to so many of the interesting residents and enjoyed the fabulous food. Kirkwood is such a special place; I hope we captured what makes it unique. I encourage you to go and visit if you are looking for a place to retire.

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Community Details

Kirkwood by the River Amenities and Services


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


  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Hospice Available
  • Respite Offered
  • Full Tubs
  • Aging in Place
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Complimentary Transportation

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Kirkwood by the River Housing and Staff


  • Visiting Physical Therapist
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Visiting Speech Therapist
  • Doctor on Call
  • 24-Hour Awake Staff
  • Homecare Onsite
  • Visiting Podiatrist
  • Visiting Occupational Therapist
  • Visiting Nurse

Not sure what senior living is right for you or your loved ones? Call us today!

(800) 755-1458