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.
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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Susan Abercrombie, LPN, has 32 years of
nursing experience caring for seniors in assisted living and doctors’ offices.
She is currently the Senior Managing Director at Country Cottage in Decatur
& Columbia Cottage in Hartselle.
Before joining us at the Cottage, she worked as an office
manager and nurse for a local physician. She also has experience in assisted
living facilities and greatly enjoys working with seniors. “They have so much
to offer us, and it’s my goal to help them with whatever needs they
have. I try to give them 100% all the time,” she says.
is originally from Moulton but now lives in Hartselle with her husband of 30 years, Tim, and their two dogs, Sydney and Macy. She is a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in
Amanda has been in healthcare for over 14 years and is a certified nursing assistant. Before joining the Cottage team, she worked at River City Center as the Concierge. As a child, Amanda moved around a lot, and finally found a home in Cullman, Alabama. She has a passion for caring for the elderly, enjoys hearing their stories, and helping them remain independent for as long as possible. “Working at the Cottage gives me the opportunity to fulfill my enjoyment of helping families care for their loved ones when they are not able to.” Amanda and husband Bradley have four children.
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.
The Country Kitchen is an added feature for our residents, offering a place to meet with friends, play games, or read the paper. You will always find fresh coffee and cookies in the County Kitchen.
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 Columbia Cottage in Hartselle!
Click here to download this month's activities calendar for Hartselle, Alabama
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 Columbia Cottage in Hartselle, the cost of care starts at $2,533. 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, please contact us with any questions, (256) 751-4809.