Available programs

Foster self-esteem. Maximize abilities. Create community. Encourage engagement. Promote independence. Offer relief. Enhance quality of life. These principles guide our daily curriculum. Art and music therapy, local field trips, physical exercise, and fine motor & memory activities all serve a role in enriching individual lives. The comfort of a routine brings peace of mind and a sense of normalcy. Customized care plans ensure each client is secure and contented while in our care.

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South Highland Adult Care Center understands the numerous benefits of art therapy as a treatment for Alzheimer's and dementia. Read more about this therapy type at the link below.

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Music is good for the soul and the mind. The positive effect that music therapy can play on those with Alzheimer's and dementia is clear. Read more about this therapy type at the link below. Find Out more
“This program gives me the flexibility I need because the hours of my activities fluctuate daily in both time and duration. This facility also serves balanced and nutritious meals, which is important to me."
– Carolyn W.
“As a care giver for my husband, who has dementia, I was excited to be introduced to South Highland Adult Care Center. They have an active agenda each day. My husband especially enjoys the "music days". I appreciate the staff for their friendly, loving care. My association with SHACC is a blessing for my husband and me."
– LaRue T.
“Like the new country song says "Life changes" is so true! Our life changed about 4 years ago when my husband, Sonny, was diagnosed with early onset dementia. Now many normal things I took for granted have diminished and we have new normals that are constantly changing. As Sonny's wife and only caregiver, I own a business and work full time. So, I searched for a program for him where his mind would stay active and have loving, caring workers to care for his needs while I worked. I was led to South Highland Adult Care Center by wonderful friends. Mel York, Director, and all of his staff have met mine and Sonny's needs. I would recommend South Highland Adult Care Center to anyone searching for excellent care for their loved one."
– Liz B.

A Day At South Highland Adult Care Center

7:15am – 9:00am
Arrival and socialization
9:00am – 10:00am
Daily orientation & breakfast
10:00am – 10:30am
Warm-up exercises & stretching
10:30am – 11:15am
Fine motor, memory, & perceptual tasks (gardening, painting, board games)
11:15am – Noon
Noon – 1:00pm
Rest time & individual activities (reading, crafts, puzzles)
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Group activities (art or music therapy, walks)
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Snack time
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Physical activities (walks, use of exercise equipment, bowling, ball toss & catch)
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Group activities (table games, memory games, flashcards, puzzles)
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Self care, individual activities

Get Out and Explore

Local field trips include Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Zoo. Hand in Paw, an organization that provides animal-assisted therapy, visits our campus monthly. Art and music therapy are also offered four days each week. Local musicians also visit our campus on a regular basis.

For information on funding assistance opportunities from Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (ACA) please visit https://alzca.org/scholarship/.