Services & Amenities

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.

Country Cottage in Hoover also offers Memory Care. Specially trained, nurse-supervised staff, customized service plan, nurse administered medications, and our unique recreation program are just a few of the features that are possible care alternatives for your family.

Private Rooms & Fewer Residents

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.

Although research supports the idea that people suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementia benefit from being around other people, research also strongly shows that too much of a good thing, especially other people with needs, is upsetting and frightening for folks with dementia. With the guarantee that only 15 other people will ever be neighbors, Holly residents enjoy just the right amount of companionship to meet each of their needs to stay involved and connected.

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Cozy Community & Simplest Buildings

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 priceless!


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:

  • 24-hour staff attention
  • Three home-style meals daily
  • Weekly thorough housekeeping and daily tidy up
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Planned off- and on-site recreation
  • Weekly personal laundry

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Meet The Staff
Jessica Peterman

Jessica Peterman

Admissions Director

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.

Vickie Murphy

Vickie Murphy

Managing Director

With a desire to be a nurse, Vickie attended John C. Calhoun Community College and graduated with her Associates Degree in Nursing. From Eva, Alabama, she moved to Birmingham and worked at Carraway Methodist Medical Center on the trauma team. Vickie completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

As Director of Nursing in a skilled nursing home and as a Nursing Home Administrator, she has had extensive experience prior to joining the Hoover team as Managing Director. “Serving our senior population is my passion,” Vickie says.

Greg Dykes

Greg Dykes

Regional Managing Director

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.


  • Assorted Fresh Fruits, Sweet Rolls, Breads & Jellies
  • Grits, Oatmeal & Assorted Cold Cereals
  • Eggs, Biscuits & Bacon, Pancakes
  • Juice & Coffee, Tea, Milk or Buttermilk


  • Smothered Chicken
  • Collard Greens
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Beet Salad
  • Cornbread Muffins
  • Selected Desserts
  • Coffee, Tea, Milk or Buttermilk


  • Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
  • Fresh Garlic Bread
  • Tossed Garden Salad
  • Soup of the Day
  • Selected Desserts
  • Coffee, Tea, Milk or Buttermilk
Actual menu available at: (205) 909-6435
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