Columbia Cottage in Florence

2373 Roberts Lane Florence, AL 35630

Everyone loves Wendy’s home-cooked meals at Columbia Cottage.

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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. Learn more about The Cottage Difference. 

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.

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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.

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

 

 

Ericka Guyton

Enrichment Director

Ericka, a resident of Killen, has always been pasionate about working with the public. Ericka joins The Cottage team as our Enrichment Director. Prior to joining the Cottage team, Ericka has operated her own photography business for 17 years. Ericka and her husband of 25 years, Russell have three beautiful children and three “fur babies.” When asked about what she loves about working at The Cottages Ericka said, “to see joy in a senior’s eyes after spending time with them or taking them on an outing and enjoying them exceed their personal expectations is an incredibly rewarding experience; they become our family.” Ericka believes it’s important to, as the great Mayo Angelou once said, “be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

Briana Butler

Admissions Director

Briana is a Florence native and has a degree in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of North Alabama.

She has a passion for working with seniors. She has been helping senior adults find care in the Florence area since 2010. She worked in a skilled nursing facility and with a local hospice company prior to working at Columbia Cottage. When asked about working with seniors, Briana says “I truly feel like I am making a difference in the lives of our residents. I feel like they are all part of my family!”

Briana is a member of Woodlawn Church of Christ, Florence Civitan Club, and a volunteer for Room in the Inn. She enjoys traveling and re-purposing furniture. Briana and her husband have one fur-baby – a Yorkie named Stella.

Glenda Beavers

Managing Director

Glenda grew up in Russellville, Alabama and moved to Tuscumbia as a teenager, where she still resides. She currently attends University of North Alabama. Glenda has worked in a pharmacy, hospital and has years of experience private sitting for seniors. “Seniors are such precious people to me, and I love being able to be a part of their life on a day to day basis at the Cottage,” she says.

Randi attended Northeast Community College. Originally, she is from Selmer, Tennessee, located about 20 miles from Corinth, Mississippi.

Married 43 years, Glenda enjoys spending time with her two sons and five grandchildren. She attends Valdosta Baptist Church in Tuscumbia.

Jennifer Spencer

Resident Services Dircetor

Jennifer joined the Cottage team in 2014 as a homemaker and was promoted to Resident Services Director in the spring of 2016. Prior to the Cottage, she was the primary caregiver for her and her husband’s four children. Jennifer loves working with seniors, “I spent many years trying to figure out my career path, and I finally found a career that I enjoy.”

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Selena Jackson

Regional Managing Director

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.

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 Columbia Cottage in Florence!

Activity Schedule

Click here to download this month’s activities calendar for Florence, Alabama

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 Columbia Cottage in Florence, the cost of care starts at $2,576. 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:

Second Occupant $1,062
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 us with any questions, (256) 760-0442.

 

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.  Learn more about The Cottage Difference. 

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.

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.

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

 

Ericka Guyton

Enrichment Director

Ericka, a resident of Killen, has always been passionate about working with the public. Ericka joins The Cottage team as our Enrichment Director. Prior to joining The Cottage team, Ericka has operated her own photography business for 17 years. Ericka and her husband of 25 years, Russell have three beautiful children and three “fur babies.” When asked about what she loves about working at The Cottages Ericka said, “To see joy in a senior’s eyes after spending time with them or taking them on an outing and enjoying them exceed their own personal expectations is an incredibly rewarding experience; they become our family.” Ericka believes it’s important to, as the great Mayo Angelou once said, “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

 

Briana Butler

Admissions Director

Briana is a Florence native and has a degree in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of North Alabama.

She has a passion for working with seniors. She has been helping senior adults find care in the Florence area since 2010. She worked in a skilled nursing facility and with a local hospice company prior to working at Columbia Cottage. When asked about working with seniors, Briana says “I truly feel like I am making a difference in the lives of our residents. I feel like they are all part of my family!”

Briana is a member of Woodlawn Church of Christ, Florence Civitan Club, and a volunteer for Room in the Inn. She enjoys traveling and re-purposing furniture. Briana and her husband have one fur-baby – a Yorkie named

Glenda Beavers

Managing Director

Glenda grew up in Russellville, Alabama and moved to Tuscumbia as a teenager, where she still resides. She currently attends University of North Alabama. Glenda has worked in a pharmacy, hospital and has years of experience private sitting for seniors. “Seniors are such precious people to me, and I love being able to be a part of their life on a day to day basis at the Cottage,” she says.

Randi attended Northeast Community College. Originally, she is from Selmer, Tennessee, located about 20 miles from Corinth, Mississippi.

Married 43 years, Glenda enjoys spending time with her two sons and five grandchildren. She attends Valdosta Baptist Church in Tuscumbia.

Jennifer Spencer

Resident Services Dircetor

Jennifer joined the Cottage team in 2014 as a homemaker and was promoted to Resident Services Director in the spring of 2016. Prior to the Cottage, she was the primary caregiver for her and her husband’s four children. Jennifer loves working with seniors, “I spent many years trying to figure out my career path, and I finally found a career that I enjoy.”

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Selena Jackson

Regional Managing Director

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.

 

 

Menus & Dining

 

 

Wedney

Wendy has a very hands-on approach to the residents’ care and needs. She enjoys getting to know the new residents and sitting down with them to learn about their likes and dislikes. That way, she knows just how to please them at meal time. Wendy knows that the residents’ nutritional needs are key to promoting good health and well-being.

Eager to sit down and work diligently on menus for special events, Wendy plans every little detail just right and well in advance. A favorite meal that all of the residents and their families talk about is her incredible Turkey-N-Dressing. Residents will often say, “That’s just how Mom used to make it!”

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 Decatur!

Activity Schedule

Clickhere to download this month’s activities calendar for Florence, Alabama

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:

Second Occupant $1,062
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 us with any questions, (256) 760-0442.

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