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The Cottages Senior Living Opens 90-Bed Luxury Memory Care Facility in Frisco

The CEO of The Cottages talks about the features that set the new Alzheimer’s and memory care facility apart. Frisco, TX, March 22, 2016 – Families in the Frisco and Plano areas looking for care for their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders now have the option of luxury residences in a homelike environment with a high-quality individualized level of care. The Cottages Senior Living has announced the opening of its newest residences, The Cottages at Chapel Creek, located in the heart of Frisco, Texas. The Cottages at Chapel Creek is a fully licensed assisted living facility with Alzheimer’s Care Certification by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. The final touches on The Cottages at Chapel Creek have been made and its first residents have moved in. Designed from top to bottom to provide a warm, comfortable homelike atmosphere for residents and visiting family members, The Cottages’ concept has been carefully tailored since 1997 to provide residents enjoy a true home environment where they can flourish. “Our cottages are meticulously designed to meet the unique needs of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders,” explains Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages Senior Living. “Attention to detail is crucial for making residents feel comfortable and at home while ensuring our highly qualified professional staff has a suitable environment in which to deliver around-the-clock personalized care assistance, meals, snacks, activities and medicine supervision, among other services.” The Cottages is designed for those living with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. Smaller, more intimate living in groups of 12 apartments, allows staff...

Alzheimer’s Caregiving: When It’s Time To Seek Help

Entrusting the care of a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s disease to someone else – even for a short respite break – can be difficult. After all, as a spouse, partner, child or grandchild, the primary caregiver likely has a strong, personal connection to the person and a deep desire to ensure that care is of the highest quality. Even so, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive one that, over time, can prove very difficult for a single caregiver to manage. The disease takes its toll not only on the person diagnosed with it, but loved ones who step in to provide often around-the-clock care. Seeking out assistance as a caregiver is not a sign of weakness, nor is it an indication of abandonment. Caregivers in the earlier stages need breaks to recharge. As the disease progresses, the required level of care may simply demand skilled assistance a loved one is not able to provide. Here are a few signs that indicate it is time to seek assistance in caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease, even for short respites: Backlog of personal issues that must be attended to – Caregivers often put their lives on hold to help out those they love. While this is a tremendous sign of love and compassion, it can take a toll on a career, a family and life in general. When personal concerns are left unattended too long, stress is likely to arise. Assistance that may help alleviate the pressure includes in-home aides, specialized adult daycare, rotating schedules with other loved ones to provide care or long-term specialized care...