We understand this can be a difficult time for your family and your budget. 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 $2,900. This rate is paired with a customized personal care plan called CareSteps.
The Cottage also offers these additional monthly services:
- Second Occupant: $1,062
- Cable Television: Included
- Phone starting at $30
- Internet: Included
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) 229-2681.
Cozy Community Areas
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 care 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
Unique activities are available in each Cottage community and are scheduled by our staff based on the interests of our residents. Calendars are 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. Residents have numerous opportunities that support an active and healthy lifestyle.
From holiday parties to bingo and chair exercises, there’s always something happening at the Columbia Cottage in Florence. Check out the daily activities and special events on this month’s calendar!
MEET OUR STAFF
Heather is from Florence AL and has been a nurse since 2009. Graduating from NWSCC, she knew early on that she wanted to work with the elderly. She started her career in a Long Term Care facility caring for the elderly for 7 years. Heather then worked in the Home Health field before joining the Cottage team as the Resident Services Director.
Heather and her husband Jonathan have 4 children. Heather and family currently reside in the Hatton community.
Kerri brings over 20 years’ experience working in several different aspects of senior care involving marketing and admissions in senior living, home health, and hospice. She grew up in Lexington, Alabama and graduated from University of North Alabama in 1993 with Bachelor of Science degree.
In her free time, Kerri enjoys spending time with her husband, Joel and daughters Shelby and Caroline and their extended family. She also enjoys her involvement as a band parent, traveling, and volunteering with her church.
“I love hearing the stories of the residents’ lives. I also love hearing about things they enjoy doing and getting to be a part of the fun with them.”
Suzanne, a resident of Florence, Alabama, has always had a passion for helping people and after being at the Cottage she knew she had found her place. “Each resident is special to me and I look to them all as family”.
In her free time Suzanne enjoys spending time with her son Saxon and their 2 dogs Duke and Jake. “Being a part of the Florence community, it is great to know that there is a place like the Cottage to come where you can have constant care and new friendships”.
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 personal expectations is an incredibly rewarding experience; they become our family.” Ericka believes it’s important to, as the great Maya Angelou once said, “be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”
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.