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.

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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.

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SERVICESMEET THE STAFF

Rates

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.We’re here to help you and understand this can be a difficult time for your family and your budget. That is why you will never pay a community fee, an application fee, a buy-in fee, or a move-in deposit at The Cottage.

At Columbia Cottage in Mountain Brook, the cost of care starts at $3,490. 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 $1,185
  • Cable Television $50
  • Phone starting at $22
  • Internet starting at $10

Ask about our service inclusive pricing! Prices effective January 1, 2019.

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, (205) 968-0000.

Floor Plans

Check out our floor plans by downloading them as a PDF, or by using our interactive floor planner tool where you can view a floor plan and see how furniture might fit into the apartment space!

 

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Services and Amenities

 

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.

CareSteps

Central to The Cottages’ mission is CareSteps, the customized personal care program that provides just the right kind of help at the right time. Along with this individualized acre program, Cottage services include:

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

 

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Cozy Community Areas

The Cottages 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.

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 health lifestyle.

Available for your convenience are our monthly activity calendars. From holiday parties to bingo and chair exercises, there’s always something happening at the Columbia Cottage in Mountain Brook. Check out the daily activities and special events on this month’s calendar!

 

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Meet Our Staff

 

Joshua Patterson

Joshua Patterson

Managing Director

Josh is from McCalla, Alabama and joins the Cottage team bringing 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 in obtaining 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.

Amber McKinstry

Amber McKinstry

Resident Services Director

Amber grew up in Mountain Brook, Alabama and served as a Jefferson County Ombudsman. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Montevallo and her Juris Doctor from the Birmingham School of Law.

Before coming to The Cottage, Amber worked with the United Way of Central Alabama and JCCEO Head Start/Early Head Start. Amber enjoys being able to care for residents and support the homemakers. In her free time, she enjoys music, attending food festivals, and reading.

Selena Jackson

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.

Find the perfect Cottage for your loved one.

 

At the Cottage, we know that home is more than just a place to live – it’s a feeling of warmth and comfort.
With different sizes and styles of apartments and the customized CareSteps service program that’s tailored
to suit the needs of each resident, the Cottage is a unique assisted living community that offers
the attention, care, and home-like environment your loved one deserves.

 

 

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