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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Rates

The Cottages Decatur, AL location outdoor space - front porch with rocking chairs
The Cottages Decatur, AL location interior - dining room

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.

At Country Cottage in Decatur, the cost of care starts at $2,400. 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: Included
  • Phone: starting at $22
  • Internet: Included

Ask about our service inclusive pricing! 

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

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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The Cottages Decatur, AL location

Services and Amenities

 

The Cottages Decatur, AL - resident private room

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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The Cottages Decatur, AL interior

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 Country Cottage in Decatur. Check out the daily activities and special events on this month’s calendar!

 

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Meet Our Staff

 

Susan Abercrombie

Susan Abercrombie

Senior Executive Director

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.

Susan 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 Moulton.

Kelly Clemons

Kelly Clemons

Executive Director

Kelly Clemons serves as the Resident Services Director at Country Cottage. She has over 10 years experience working in healthcare, 3 of those years were spent caring specifically for Alzheimer’s patients as as a personal sitter.

“I really enjoy working at the Cottage, because I love to help seniors. The residents mean a lot to me, and it brings me joy to be able to spend time with them and help them in anyway I can,” she says.

Kelly is originally from Decatur but has lived in Hartselle for over ten years now. She has three daughters, Brittany, Caitlin, and Hayley, and spends most of her free time with her kids. Kelly and her family are members of First Holy Church of Christ in Decatur.

Kelly McIntyre

Kelly McIntyre

Admissions Director

Kelly stepped into the Admissions Coordinator role after spending a year at the Cottage as a Homemaker. “I enjoy working at the Cottage Because I love taking care of others,” Kelly says.

Before joining the Cottage team, she worked as a teacher and Assistant Director with La Petite Academy. Kelly enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family. She has two children, Abbie and Brayden, with her husband Tyler.

Alex Crawford

Alex Crawford

Life Enrichment Director

Alex Crawford serves as the Life Enrichment Director at Country Cottage.

“Growing up I was very fortunate to be able to spend my early youth and formative years by my grandmother’s side. She always took her time with me and taught me some of the finer lessons in life; gardening, sewing, cooking, and most importantly loving nature. She gave me her most valuable possession of all, her time. This sequence of events would inevitably set me on the path to my true calling in life, and where I am now. It has always been my mission to serve others and pass on the love she filled me with.

Becoming Decatur’s Life Enrichment Director has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. It is the highest honor to be able to directly interact with the most deserving members of our society.”

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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