Country Cottages at Birmingham, Hoover

4000 Greenwood Drive Hoover, AL 35216

The highest staff to resident ratio in the city!

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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.

Private Rooms

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 Areas

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!

CareSteps

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

Learn More about CareSteps

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.

Leslie Carter

Senior Managing Director

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.”

Josh Patterson

Resident Services Director

Josh is from McCalla, Alabama and joins the Cottage team with five years experience caring for adults with special needs. Before joining the Cottage, Josh worked for The Arc of Jefferson County in several capacities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from The University of Alabama. Josh enjoys serving his community and assisting individuals obtain the highest possible level of physical, mental and social well-being.

Josh enjoys spending his free time attending concerts and watching movies. He also enjoys traveling and mission work through his church, Canaan Baptist in Bessemer, AL.

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.

Unique activities are available in each Cottage community and are scheduled by our staff based on the interests of the 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.

Our Tranquility Room offers sensory therapy, which is a type of therapy that was developed for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities. It is a therapeutic environment with a relaxed atmosphere that has several different levels of stimuli specifically chosen for people who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Learn more.

Activity Schedule

Click here to download this month’s activities calendar for Birmingham, Hoover

Click here to view our guide to using the floor planner tool.

Click here to download PDF of floor plans

Rate Information

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.

The Cottage also offers these additional monthly services:

Cable Television $50
Phone starting at $22
Internet starting at $10

Ask about our service inclusive pricing!
Prices effective January 1, 2017.

 

Contact Information

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

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.

Private Rooms

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.

See Floor Plans

Cozy Community Areas

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!

CareSteps

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

Learn More about CareSteps

Meet The Staff

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.

Leslie Carter

Senior Managing Director

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.”

Josh Patterson

Resident Services Director

Josh is from McCalla, Alabama and joins the Cottage team with five years experience caring for adults with special needs. Before joining the Cottage, Josh worked for The Arc of Jefferson County in several capacities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from The University of Alabama. Josh enjoys serving his community and assisting individuals obtain the highest possible level of physical, mental and social well-being.

Josh enjoys spending his free time attending concerts and watching movies. He also enjoys traveling and mission work through his church, Canaan Baptist in Bessemer, AL.

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.

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Activities

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.

Our Tranquility Room offers sensory therapy, which is a type of therapy that was developed for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities. It is a therapeutic environment with a relaxed atmosphere that has several different levels of stimuli specifically chosen for people who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Learn more.

Activity Schedule

Click here to download this month’s activities calendar for Birmingham, Hoover

Floor Plans

Click here to view our guide to using the floor planner tool.

Click here to download PDF of floor plans

Rates

Rate Information

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 Decatur, the cost of care starts at $2,073. 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.

The Cottage also offers these additional monthly services:

Cable Television $50
Phone starting at $22
Internet starting at $10

Ask about our service inclusive pricing!
Prices effective January 1, 2017.

Contact Information

For more detailed information on the cost of care at the Cottage and advice on the transition to assisted living, please contact Susan with any questions,(256) 301-1800.

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