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 Country Cottage in Montgomery, each resident 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.
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, (205) 679-0584.
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.
Although research supports the idea that people with dementia benefit from being around other people, research also shows that too much of a good thing, especially other people with needs, can be upsetting and frightening for people with dementia. With the guarantee that only 15 other people will ever be neighbors, our memory care residents enjoy just the right amount of companionship to meet each of their needs to stay involved and connected.
Cozy Community Areas & Simplest Buildings
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.
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!
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 Country Cottage in Montgomery. Check out the daily activities and special events on this month’s calendar!
MEET OUR STAFF
Bronwyn comes to the Cottage after working at LeBonhuer Children’s Hospital in her hometown of Memphis, TN where she developed a passion for helping families. She is a graduate of Alabama State University where she was a four-time SWAC champion in volleyball.
“I appreciate the smiling faces and sweet conversations I get to have each day at the Cottage. I don’t even feel like I’m working most days, it’s just my home away from home!”
Kwanza Jones, originally from Troy, Alabama, started her career at the Cottage in 2014 as a Resident Assistant. Since starting at Country Cottage, she has been promoted three times to her current position as Executive Director. With a certification as a Medical Assistant, Kwanza has always had a passion for seniors and considers the residents part of her family.
Kwanza lives in Montgomery with her son and dog Boo.
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.