At the Cottage, you’ll find a cozy, Southern community that offers both physical support and a welcoming and active environment for your loved one. With regular opportunities to challenge the mind and nurture the heart, our mission is to offer our residents the ability to achieve their desired quality of life.
With different sizes and styles of apartments, the Cottage is a unique assisted living community that offers the attention, care, and home-like environment your loved one deserves. Our private apartments come equipped with a private bathroom, emergency alert system, and spacious closet. Each apartment is also cable TV and telephone ready.
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The Cottage designed its community around the premise of cozy common areas for friends to gather and a family-style dining room to enjoy during meal times. With a spacious living room, quiet library, sunny porch, and a warm Country Kitchen, our residents always have a place to read, meet with friends, and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Advice from such noted consumer
and research organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s
Foundation, and Caregivers Foundation strongly recommend the “keep it simple”
approach to dementia care. Because all paths at the Cottage lead directly to
our cozy living room and the safe courtyard next to it, residents learn their
way quickly with our help. The confidence that comes from this knowledge is
Central to the Cottage's mission is CareSteps, the customized personal care program that provides just the right kind of help at the right time. Along with this individualized care program, Cottage services include:
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Jessica Peterman has many years of experience serving seniors in all levels of care. A native of Birmingham, Alabama and UAB alum, she has a background in Administration and is the Admissions Director at Country Cottage in Hoover. Before joining the team in 2012, Jessica worked at Brookdale Senior Living for over 5 years. What she enjoys most about the Cottage is the opportunity to work with seniors and their families, helping with the transition into their new Cottage home. Jessica has three grown children, all boys, and enjoys travel ministering in Liturgical Praise Dance in her spare time.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Leslie developed an affinity for spending time with seniors through her mother, who loved to include her children in volunteering at local nursing homes. Love took Leslie to southern Illinois where she spent fifteen years. She graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology and Counseling and became a licensed Assisted Living Administrator. Leslie managed three assisted living communities in Illinois.
She truly has found her passion and has devoted her energies to working in the senior housing industry. Family brought Leslie back to Alabama in November of 2011, and today Leslie says she loves Alabama and is happy to be home! Leslie looks forward to each day at the Cottages. “It doesn’t feel like work. I truly enjoy coming to the community every day and visiting with our residents. I learn so much from their stories and life experiences. It is an education that cannot be taught or learned in the classroom.”
Greg comes to the Cottages with over 12 years of experience caring for seniors in a variety of environments including rehabilitation, independent care, assisted living and more. He has a true passion for helping families make the right choice for caring for their loved ones. He attended Troy University and is a licensed Assisted Living Administrator. Before joining the Cottage family, Greg has helped provide care to seniors in a variety of settings.
"I love the Cottages' commitment to caring for our Residents," says Greg. "Through 'The Cottage Way' we are truly able to help them remain independent and care for them in a tiny personalized way, and I think that is the key to making them feel at home and happy."
At home, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura, and his two children, Evan and Laura Beth. He loves to garden and spends much of his time outdoors growing lilies and roses. He also enjoys golfing with his son. He and his family attend Church of the Highlands on Grants Mill Road in Birmingham, AL.
At the Cottage, our residents enjoy three delicious home-style meals prepared daily and served in our family-style dining room. We also offer light menu items and snacks any time of day. Our meals are made from scratch by our staff, with three homemade desserts prepared daily. Each meal is designed to support a well-balanced diet and to focus on the nutritional needs of our residents.
Our food service staff does an excellent job taking care of our residents and making sure their food is delicious and satisfying. With fresh ingredients, no added salt, and heart-healthy proteins, our residents enjoy nutritional meals prepared from scratch every day. Residents will also find a selection of their favorite desserts on the table, to follow a delicious, home-style Cottage meal.
Unique activities are available in each Cottage community and are scheduled by our staff based on the interests of our residents. Our calendar is carefully planned to ensure that residents and their families have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that support their mind, body, and spirit. Whether attending a Cottage activity or an outing to an event, our residents have numerous opportunities that support an active and healthy lifestyle.
Available for your convenience are our monthly Cottage activities calendars. These are wonderful resources to see what’s happening daily and when special events are taking place at the Cottage. Take a look at this month's calendar to see what's happening at Country Cottage in Hoover.
Click here to download this month's activities calendar for Birmingham, Hoover
Click here to download PDF of floor plans
The cost of care and service varies for each individual resident based on the size and location of the apartment they choose, as well as the kind of care and services needed.
At Country Cottage in Hoover, the cost of care starts at $2,088 for assisted living and $3,775 for memory care. This rate is paired with a customized personal care plan called CareSteps. After an assessment by our Cottage staff, your loved one will receive a care plan that is specific to his or her individual needs. This plan is revisited every three months or with any significant change, so if your loved one moves in and becomes more independent, his or her cost for care would decrease. If he or she has a decline, the cost of care would increase with the additional staff attention your loved one would require.
Prices effective January 1, 2017.
For more detailed information on the cost of care at the Cottage and advice on the transition to assisted living or memory care, please contact us with any questions, (205) 987-0847.