SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR AN INDEPENDENT LIFE

Episcopal Place is a unique partnership between the Episcopal Foundation and HUD.  Complimentary supportive services are provided for residents, and are funded by the Episcopal Foundation.  The Foundation is funded by grants, individual donations, and our annual fundraiser, the Gumbo Gala.  Services are listed below.

TRANSPORTATION

Free transportation for residents includes travel for medical appointments 3 days per week and grocery shopping 2 days per week,  Transportation is also available for special events and activities.

PASTORAL CARE

Pastoral Care is provided by the EP Chaplain and includes an Episcopal Eucharist each Wednesday, Sunday worship services led by local ministers, memorial services, hospital visits, and grief counseling.  Special services are held for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, All Soul's Day, and the Blessing of the Animals.

HOUSEKEEPING

Complimentary housekeeping is available for frail and sick residents.  Housekeepers typically visit once a month to provide housekeeping and can also help with laundry.  Residents must complete a form and meet with the Service Coordinator to determine if they qualify.

SERVICE COORDINATION

A licensed Social Worker is on site to serve as a Service Coordinator and provide assistance with: new resident orientation, financial management, home management, lease requirements and compliance, Episcopal Place policies and procedures, insurance benefits, crisis intervention, advocacy, health screenings, and education for residents, families, and staff.

MEALS & FOOD SERVICES

Noonday meals are delivered to Episcopal Place Monday through Friday.  Participating residents pay $5.00 per meal.  

Residents who qualify may also visit our food pantry for non-perishable goods and personal care products.

PET CARE

Residents are allowed to have one pet.  The majority of dogs & cats who live at Episcopal Place are rescue animals.  A pet assistance program is provided by the Remy Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.  The pet assistance program helps pay for vet bills, prescriptions, food, and emergency boarding.  Pets mean the world to many of our residents!

EXERCISE

Episcopal Place is an active community. Our Certified Personal Trainer works with residents one-on-one every Saturday.  Residents also enjoy our 24/7 exercise lounge, as well as time outside in our courtyard and neighboring park.

Residents also enjoy puzzles, arts & crafts, bingo, and card games.  Additionally, fitness classes and healthy cooking classes are offered, as well as transportation to the Lakeshore Foundation.

DISABILITY SERVICES

Services for persons with disabilities are available at Episcopal Place and include:  apartments equipped especially for mobility and hearing impaired residents, accessible parking, telephonic device for the deaf available, interpreters for events and worship services available upon request, and accessible van for transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and special events.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial assistance from our ECares Program may be available for residents who need help with bills, medical expenses, co-pays, etc.  Residents requesting financial assistance must meet with the Service Coordinator and complete required forms.

ONSITE SALON

Our onsite salon is open two days per week for women and men.  Residents can receive haircuts, styling, manicures, and pedicures, for significantly reduced rates.

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

Culturally enriching activities & events are planned several times each month and include theatre performances, concerts, educational seminars, weekend camps, film, and presentations from local nonprofit organizations, as well as a monthly birthday party.  Residents also enjoy puzzles, arts & crafts, bingo, and card games.

HEALTH SERVICES

Coordination of health services is provided by the Service Coordinator and includes:  free emergency medical buttons, assistance with coordinating home health care, hospice care, coordination of hearing screenings, vision screenings, blood pressure checks and sugar screenings, monthly podiatry care, File of Life (medical information file in case of emergency), bi-weekly exercise class, and annual influenza & pneumonia vaccinations.