Country Cottage in Montgomery

235 Sylvest Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

The best of the country 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.  Learn more about The Cottage Difference. Country Cottage in Montgomery also offers Memory Care. Specially trained, nurse-supervised staff, customized service plan, nurse administered medications, and our unique recreation program are just a few of the features that are possible care alternatives for your family.

Private Rooms & Fewer Residents

With different sizes and styles of apartments, the Montgomery 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 & Simplest Buildings

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

 

 

 

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. 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 Country Cottage in Montgomery, the cost of care starts at $2,670 for assisted living and $4,300 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:

Second Occupant $1,056
Cable Television $50
Phone starting at $22
Internet starting at $10

Ask about our service inclusive pricing!
Prices effective November 1, 2018.

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, (334) 260-8373.

 

 

Abby Pope

Admissions Director

Abby, a Montgomery native is an Auburn graduate and is excited to join The Cottage team as an Admissions Director. Prior to joining The Cottage team, Abby worked in the pharmaceutical industry.  Abby brings a passion to the Cottages in hopes of bettering the lives of the River Region’s seniors. “Seniors have a special place in my heart, and need to be treated with the upmost care and respect.”  Outside of work, Abby enjoys gardening and volunteering at her children’s school.

Kacee Sorrells

Admissions Director

Kacee is originally from Nebraska and while in the Air Force, stationed in Hawaii, met her husband Lee who is originally from Wetumpka, AL. Kacee and Lee were both active duty Air Force and both now serve in the Air National Guard. Kacee graduated from Auburn with a Business Marketing Degree. She brings determination, skill, and an unwavering passion to serve others, to The Cottage team. Kacee and Lee welcomed their first child, Brody, in November 15, 2017. The Sorrells now live in Emerald Mountain, which is the outskirts of Wetumpka, AL.

Michelle Kelley

Managing Director

Michelle Haigler Kelley is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. She and her husband Shane live in Pike Road with their daughters. She graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery and began her career in the senior care industry as an Activity Director before obtaining her Alabama Assisted Living Administrator License in 2014. “I have truly found my calling in life to work with our seniors. After all, they are considered the greatest generation,” says Michelle. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the lake.

Leaner Hamilton, LPN

Resident Services Director

Leaner, an Alabama  native, attended nursing school at Alabama Southern Community College. Leaner brings 25+ years of experience to her position at The Cottages and finds happiness in serving the community’s seniors. She has a large and loving family with her husband: seven children and 15 grandchildren. When asked about what she loves about working at The Cottages Leaner responded by saying “Being entrusted with the care and welfare of my residents is a great privilege, and I am grateful for the opportunity to enhance the lives of others.”

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 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 Montgomery!

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.

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

Click here to download a PDF of floor plans.

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

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 & Fewer Residents

With different sizes and styles of apartments, the Montgomery 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.

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!
See Floor Plans

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

 

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. 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 Country Cottage in Montgomery, the cost of care starts at $2,670 for assisted living and $4,300 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:

Second Occupant $1,056
Cable Television $50
Phone starting at $22
Internet starting at $10

Ask about our service inclusive pricing!
Prices effective November 1, 2018.

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, (334) 260-8373.

 

Meet The Staff

 

Abby Pope

Admissions Director

Abby, a Montgomery native is an Auburn graduate and is excited to join The Cottage team as an Admissions Director. Prior to joining The Cottage team, Abby worked in the pharmaceutical industry.  Abby brings a passion to the Cottages in hopes of bettering the lives of the River Region’s seniors. “Seniors have a special place in my heart, and need to be treated with the utmost care and respect.”  Outside of work, Abby enjoys gardening and volunteering at her children’s school.

 

Kacee Sorrells

Admissions Director

Kacee is originally from Nebraska and while in the Air Force, stationed in Hawaii, met her husband Lee who is originally from Wetumpka, AL. Kacee and Lee were both active duty Air Force and both now serve in the Air National Guard. Kacee graduated from Auburn with a Business Marketing Degree. She brings determination, skill, and an unwavering passion to serve others, to The Cottage team. Kacee and Lee welcomed their first child, Brody, in November 15, 2017. The Sorrells now live in Emerald Mountain, which is the outskirts of Wetumpka, AL.

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Michelle Kelley

Managing Director

Michelle Haigler Kelley is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. She and her husband Shane live in Pike Road with their daughters. She graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery and began her career in the senior care industry as an Activity Director before obtaining her Alabama Assisted Living Administrator License in 2014. “I have truly found my calling in life to work with our seniors. After all, they are considered the greatest generation,” says Michelle. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the lake.

Leaner Hamilton, LPN

Resident Services Director

Leaner, an Alabama native, attended nursing school at Alabama Southern Community College. Leaner brings 25+ years of experience to her position at The Cottages and finds happiness in serving the community’s seniors. She has a large and loving family with her husband: seven children and 15 grandchildren. When asked about what she loves about working at The Cottages Leaner responded by saying “Being entrusted with the care and welfare of my residents is a great privilege, and I am grateful for the opportunity to enhance the lives of others.”

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 Montgomery!

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 Montgomery, Alabama

 

Floor Plans

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

Click here to download PDF of floor plans

 

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