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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Denette has lived all over the United States, but grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She joined the Cottage team in 2013 as a homemaker. “I love being here and have adopted all of my residents. They are a part of my family,” says Denette. Denette is passionate about caring for seniors; she says, “the residents are why I am here.”
Denette and her husband love the outdoors, have four grandchildren, and are active members of Southside Baptist Church in Russellville. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, sewing, and crafting.
Regina Lawler, Resident Services Director, has worked at Country Cottage since the first day the doors opened. She began as a Homemaker before being quickly promoted to Coordinator and then to Resident Services Director. Regina feels she has found her “place in life” and says “I will be here long after I’m old enough to be one of the residents. I love my residents as if they were my own family.” Regina has her Assisted Living Administrator’s License and Assisted Living Federation Association’s National Lifetime Administrative Certificate.
Regina grew up in the Mount Hebron Community and attends North Russellville Baptist Church. She has been married to Perry Lawler for 32 years and has one son. In her spare time, she enjoys walking and cross-stitching.
Selena is from Russellville, Alabama and first joined the Cottages in 1998 as the Resident Services Director for our Country Cottage in Russellville. Since that time she has been a member of the Cottage team in various positions, including Managing Director for several of our locations. Selena has been a nurse for 25 years, and has enjoyed 22 years caring for the elderly.
“The reason I love caring for the elderly is because of my many wonderful grandparents who played such an important role in my life,” says Selena.
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 first thing you notice when you enter Country Cottage in Russellville is the wonderful aroma of home cooked food that Wanda prepares. "I take great pride in making sure our residents are satisfied and love the food we are preparing, she says. Wanda's number one goal is making sure our residents are excited about meal time and look forward to it throughout the day.
As our Food Service Director for over a decade, Wanda Jones strongly believes that the three daily meals, the 24-hour anytime dining, and an abundance of delicious, homemade snacks are key to promoting good health and well-being to our residents. Wanda takes great pride in keeping the pantry filled with just the right ingredients to ensure the residents have everything they need for their nutritional health. She takes a direct approach in planning meals and desserts for the Cottage, speaking to each resident about their likes and the new, exciting recipes she's discovered.
Wanda's delicious cooking is admired both in the Cottage and the community. Frequently, she is asked for the recipe to her mouthwatering chicken salad and made-from-scratch banana bread. From local senior center events to luncheons with area doctors, everyone looks forward to her visits and baskets full of homemade baked goods.
Wanda truly is a blessing to the Cottage and does an extraordinary job promoting good nutritional health to our residents.
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 Russellville!
Click here to download this month's activities calendar for Russellville, 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 Country Cottage in Russellville, the cost of care starts at $2,047. 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) 332-4707.