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.


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.

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 us with any questions, (256) 203-0254.


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.
The Cottages Hartselle, AL location bedroom

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.
The Cottages Hartselle, AL community area


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 Hartselle. Check out the daily activities and special events on this month’s calendar!



Dana, originally from Decatur, came to the Cottage with years of experience caring for seniors in both a home and community setting. Starting her career with Columbia Cottage as a Resident Assistant, Dana has been promoted multiple times to her current position as Executive Director of the community. 

Working in multiple positions within the community has given Dana a deep knowledge of the community and residents which serves her well in this leadership position.

“Earlier in my career I worked in other industries. When I took my first job in senior housing, I fell in love with the residents. That’s when this new part of my life began.” In her free time, Dana enjoys spending time with her family and watching football.

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.

Ceaira Higginbotham serves as the Resident Services Director after starting her career as a Resident Assistant in 2018.

Ceaira developed a passion for senior care as a Resident Assistant, and her hard work and dedication led to her being promoted to her current position. “I love caring for others, and absolutely love each and every one of our residents!”.

Originally from Hartselle, Ceaira and her husband have three children, Jayden, Zaylen, and Kinsley.

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 CoMMUNITY 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.