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Family Resources


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Having the conversation with your parents about moving into a retirement community calls for understanding, patience and respect. If possible, begin the dialogue when things are going well, before a health crisis occurs. Gathering information from websites and brochures is helpful, but remember visiting a community is when you truly have the opportunity to experience the environment, meet the people, and decide if it feels right.

At first mention, your parents might consider a move from their home as a loss of freedom. Suggest they look at it another way. Moving into a maintenance-free, supportive environment might actually offer them more freedom to live life as they choose.

At Danberry at Inverness, we are here to help adult children and families with answers and information. Please call us at (205) 443-9500 if you need assistance or would like to arrange a tour of our community.


Testimonials

bob“Since I’ve found Danberry at Inverness, I feel like I’m being spoiled all over again. This place is aces! I love the feeling of community; I have friends to talk to and other Veterans to share stories with. I play bridge, raise tomatoes, and just enjoy my time. It’s stress-free. I’m so struck by the great Danberry at Inverness staff… they sincerely are interested in making your life as pleasant as possible. Danberry at Inverness is 5 stars!”
-Bob Wright, resident


“I just fell in love with Danberry at Inverness. Everyone is so friendly and good to me. My house had just become too much for me and I was ready to make the move. Now I’m truly footloose and fancy free! I sat on the sofa a lot before, but these days I’m re-energized. I’m so glad my daughter discovered Danberry at Inverness. mother-and-daughter And I’m proud to have friends and family visit my new home.”
-Ruby Compton, resident

“I’m so thrilled my mother, Ruby Compton, made the move to Danberry at Inverness. I can see she is happier and more active than when she was living alone at home. I honestly think Danberry at Inverness has extended her good health. Danberry at Inverness felt warm and homey the minute we walked in. Now she’s busy with new hobbies, like Wii bowling and watercolors. It’s great for her, and I know she’s safe and that supportive services are there if needed. I believe living at Danberry at Inverness has added years to my mother’s life!”
-Deb Daughtry, daughter of Danberry at Inverness resident Ruby Compton

The best time to move to any retirement community is while you are active and in good health. Danberry at Inverness is the perfect choice for anyone who desires to remain connected to the greater Birmingham area and stay engaged in familiar activities. In addition, this exceptional lifestyle offers your loved ones the time and opportunities to discover new talents and make new friends.
AARP suggests an adult child ask his or her parents questions that might help start the conversation. You would not ask all these questions in one sitting, but use them as a guide for topics of conversation when the moment is right.

A few examples: is your home still appropriate for your needs? Are there stairs, or security issues? Do you need help with household chores? Can you cook your favorite meals? Hear the doorbell ring? Do you feel comfortable driving? Would it be a great relief to have transportation available right at your door? Are your prescriptions current and are you taking your medications correctly? Have you seen the doctor lately? Do you get lonely, especially at mealtimes?

No entrance fee required means your parents don’t have to tie up their savings or investments, and they can remain in control of their financial future. At Danberry at Inverness, for one reasonable monthly fee, they can enjoy a remarkable lifestyle with advantages no other retirement address in the Birmingham area can offer.
There are many unique advantages to senior living at Danberry at Inverness—affordability (no entrance fee), gorgeous architecture, upscale amenities, a great location, exceptional on-site Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care and in-home companion care if needed—and best of all, exceptional hospitality. As residents, your parents will enjoy customer service that is cheerful, professional and eager to please. They’ll feel at home, because the people who work and live at Danberry at Inverness love it!
Absolutely. Your parents are invited to make themselves at home by furnishing or decorating their Independent Living residence as they choose. In fact, all new residents receive two complimentary hours of maintenance assistance with hanging artwork, draperies, and so on. Residents at Danberry at Inverness have their choice of apartments in nine floor plans with one, two and three bedrooms. Each features a full kitchen and washer and dryer. Assisted Living residents have the comfort of private suites with private bathrooms.
Pets are most welcome at Danberry at Inverness! There are a few weight and size restrictions, so just give us a call and we can give you the details.
Yes, Danberry at Inverness’ complimentary move-in concierge is here to help you plan and execute your move. This can include suggestions on downsizing, as well as how to pack your things and choosing a moving company. Once your parents arrive at Danberry at Inverness, the concierge can help coordinate moving day and ensure that the process is as stress-free as possible.
Some of the amenities include a beautiful indoor saltwater pool, salon and spa, fitness center, several dining venues including a pub, resident gardens, library, movie theater, wellness clinic, beauty salon and barber shop, and convenience store. Services include scheduled transportation, weekly housekeeping, and lots more.
Danberry at Inverness offers many of the amenities of more expensive communities without a large entrance fee commitment. A one-time community fee and a regular monthly service fee cover lifetime use of a residence and a wide range of amenities and services. This means your parents are enjoying a first-class lifestyle on par with a fine resort—yet at the same time, they have the reassurance of knowing that quality Assisted Living and supportive services are on-site if needed. 24-hour staffing provides precious peace of mind.
Danberry at Inverness has been a Silver Award winner in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Best of 50+ Housing Competition; two-time recipient of the Mayor’s Award from the Hoover Beautification Board; winner of the Award of Excellence from South Central Construction’s Best of Construction and Design Awards; recipient of the Building of America Network Award; and a two-time winner of the CRSA Spirit Award.  Danberry at Inverness has also received the Excellence Award for 5-star reviews on senioradvisor.com. With more to come!
Assisted Living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, dining, medication management—while still offering every opportunity for maintaining the highest possible level of independence. When researching a community offering assisted living, be sure to visit and observe. Are residents smiling and comfortable? Is there positive social interaction? Can each resident select his or her meals from a menu? Are registered nurses on-site 24 hours a day? Talk with staff, as well as with other family members you meet and get their input as well.
At Danberry at Inverness, your parent or loved one has all the advantages of an exceptional lifestyle coupled with the comfort of knowing that trained professional staff is close by to provide the support needed. Assisted Living in a bustling, vibrant community like Danberry at Inverness provides unmatched opportunities for companionship, enrichment and just as important…fun!
Most policies do help cover the costs of Assisted Living or Memory Care, but you will need to review your specific coverage to be sure. We can help—just bring a copy of your policy with you when you visit Danberry at Inverness.
Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize existing cognitive abilities, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.
A few factors to watch for: a senior who suddenly stops doing a longtime hobby, or withdraws. Sudden weight loss. Change in grooming habits. A house in disorder. An inability to follow conversations. If you suspect that your loved one’s memory loss is disrupting their daily routine, it could be time to seek medical advice.
A quality memory care program provides countless benefits such as safety, nutrition and professional support. Activities and programs provide mental stimulation and interaction. Therapeutic tools such as music and art can awaken the senses and provide moments of personal success.
If you are a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, you may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocation rehabilitation and employment, and burial. For complete details, go to www.benefits.va.gov.

The Health Care Navigator at Danberry at Inverness provides extra support when you need assistance in maintaining your lifestyle, and also acts as a liaison to scheduling health- and medical-related appointments and services.

Should your health care needs change, the Health Care Navigator provides you with assistance in securing the appropriate level of health services, whether provided in your residence by qualified and approved home health caregivers (such as our In-Home Companion Services) or in Danberry at Inverness’ Assisted Living, Supportive Services and Memory Care.

Activities of Daily Living
The tasks people perform each day, such as dressing, bathing, grooming, dining, medication management.


Assisted Living
Assisted Living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, dining, and medication management. Services such as transportation, dining, housekeeping and more usually are included.


Continuing Care/Continuum of Care
A variety of options for accommodating changing needs. A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offers residents the advantages of being able to “age in place”, moving into another area of the community when needs dictate.


Dementia
Dementia can be a variety of diagnoses, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s. This disease begins slowly, but over time, symptoms worsen. While occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65, people with dementia cannot retrieve information and in most cases, lose the ability to remember.


Health Care Navigator
The Health Care Navigator at Danberry at Inverness provides extra support when you need assistance in maintaining your lifestyle, and also acts as a liaison to scheduling health- and medical-related appointments and services.

Should your health care needs change, the Health Care Navigator provides you with assistance in securing the appropriate level of health services, whether provided in your residence by qualified and approved home health caregivers (such as our In-Home Companion Services) or in Danberry at Inverness’ Assisted Living and Supportive Services.


Long-term Care Insurance
Long-term care insurance is a type of insurance developed specifically to cover the cost of skilled nursing, assisted living, home health care and other long-term care services. These services are usually not covered by traditional health insurance or Medicare.


Medicare
The federal health insurance program for people who are 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover specific services and care.


Medicaid
A program of medical assistance designed for those unable to afford regular medical service and financed by the state and federal governments—available only in a skilled nursing setting.

Danberry at Inverness Assisted Living does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. However, if you would like more specific information, go to www.medicare.gov.


Memory Care
Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize cognitive development, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.


Veterans Benefits
If you are a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, you may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocation rehabilitation and employment, and burial. For complete details, go to www.benefits.va.gov.

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Veterans Aid

If you are a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, you may be eligible for Veterans benefits that can assist with the costs associated with Assisted Living and Memory Care. Let us help you get the answers.


Insurance

Long-term care insurance is not required to be either a resident of Danberry at Inverness. However, if you do have a long-term insurance policy, it might cover some of the costs of Assisted Living and Memory Care. Check with your insurance advisor for details or feel free to bring your policy with you when you visit and we can help you.