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Understanding the Services Provided by Assisted Living Communities

  The search for a memory care home in Dallas for your loved one can be a bit overwhelming. There are many to choose from, but we know you want the best for your loved ones. There are many questions that you may be asking yourself, including: Who’s going to care for my loved one? Who’s going to be there for them when I can’t? Will they be happy in a memory care home? Will all of their needs be met? Will the staff care for my loved one like they would their own family member? We understand how stressful this can be. That’s why at The Cottages, we take pride in assisting your beloved family members with tender hearts and a staff that will make them comfortable in their new home. We are family-owned and operated. We know how important your loved ones with memory disorders are, and we will help them enjoy their time in our community.  We aren’t your typical memory care home.With locations in Dallas, Austin, Houston and Amarillo, our facilities offer assistance to those with all types of memory disorders and Alzheimer’s. Some of the services we offer our residents include: Scheduled activities Well, balanced meals Zero isolation tolerance Wellness monitoring Laundry and housekeeping Licensed nurses and certified medication aides Our residents are family. We treat every person with the same love and care as we would our own loved ones. Our main goal is to provide an environment as close to home as we can get.  We pride ourselves in the ability to help provide your loved ones all the opportunities of daily...

The Right Memory Care Community Near You

It can be very difficult to find a memory care community that best suits your loved ones’ needs. Whether it be finding accredited staff, practicing useful care techniques or merely developing personal care, you may find yourself striking out on locating a care center that checks off every category. The most important thing is to find a place that your family member will be loved and cared for in a meaningful way. If you feel like you’ve been spinning your wheels trying to find the right place, you can stop your search now. The Cottages can be your final step towards finding the right environment for your loved one. This assisted living facility specializes in caring for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia or any memory care disabilities. In addition to traditional care such as housing, round-the-clock assistance and a safe environment, The Cottages offer residents a multitude of unique benefits.  Benefits of The Cottages Assisted Living Facilities  The Cottages take assisted living to an entirely new level by providing scheduled activities, balanced meals and ensure residents are cared for with genuine compassion at all times. Aside from indoor activities, The Cottages provide an outdoor facility that is second to none. With generous walking paths, outdoor dining and outdoor gardening, the facilities outside are so expansive that your loved one will never run out of something to do. With the all-inclusive payment packages and gourmet chefs serving daily nutritious meals, you can rest assured that your value is well placed in this enchanting environment. Aside from the elegance provided through their outdoor facilities and home-like design, their true beauty resides in...

How to Stay Connected with Your Loved One in an Assisted Living Facility

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially difficult for individuals living in assisted living and nursing home facilities and their families. Maintaining those family relationships is a critical aspect of an individuals’ health and well-being, yet the pandemic has forced many loved ones to remain socially distant. While we recognize how difficult this time has been for our residents and their families, The Cottages, a memory care facility in Dallas, encourage our residents’ family members to find new ways to stay in touch! When an in-person visit isn’t possible, there are still plenty of ways to stay in touch and maintain those valuable relationships. Here are a few ways our current families are using to stay connected.  FaceTime/Skype/Zoom/Google Video Technology allows us to stay connected no matter the distance, or the device! If your loved one has access to a smartphone, tablet or computer, these video chat apps allow “face-to-face” connection without being in the same room. Video chat apps will work with a mobile data or WiFi network connection. The staff at The Cottages will help facilitate these calls with your loved ones. Email You might be surprised to know that people have been communicating via email since 1971! This simple tool is still just as useful today as it was the day it was invented. Email is a quick, easy and convenient way to stay in touch with your loved one and let them know you’re thinking of them. Receiving even a short email message can really brighten your loved one’s day. Our staff will be happy to print emails and give or read them to your loved...

Staying Connected with Your Loved One in Assisted Living

Austin, Texas, Sep 15, 2020 – The Cottages Senior Living in Texas supports families remaining a part of the lives of their loved ones in assisted living, even if from afar. Staying connected with your loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia in assisted living is possible. Thanks to technology, both old and new, there are many ways to have regular contact with your loved one. Video messaging apps are a great way to stay in touch. There are many apps available for this service from Facetime to Zoom. Spending time with a loved one via a video app can be an enriching and enjoyable experience for both parties involved. When you speak with your loved one in assisted living via video, don’t be afraid to get creative. Use the opportunity to show them family members, old picture albums or places they like to visit. Even if your loved one isn’t feeling chatty, checking in with them face-to-face can be a pleasant experience. Mail your loved one something via the postal service. Send your loved one letters, cards or small gifts. Our caregivers at The Cottages offer individual, personalized care and would be happy to read any letters or cards sent to your loved one. Feel free to include any pictures or keepsakes that you think your loved one may enjoy. A new hat in the winter or a set of comfy pajamas is a lasting, tangible reminder that you care. Give your loved one the gift of music. Music is extremely therapeutic. Purchase an MP3 player and fill it with music for your loved one. Include on the...

Options to Help Your Family Afford Memory Care

There are ways to help your family afford quality care from a memory care center in Texas. These tips and suggestions may help you and your family member experiencing memory disorders like dementia or Alzheimer’s get the care they need. Programs May Help Pay the Costs Social Security Income or Social Security Disability Income can help provide financial coverage for some people. These benefits are for residents over the age of 65. A separate program called the Compassionate Allowance Initiative can help people under the age of 65 who have early onset Alzheimer’s or dementia. Insurance Plans Many types of insurance can help pay for memory care. Private insurance plans often contain coverage for certain aspects of long-term assisted living care. Your loved one may have insurance benefits available from retirement plans and pensions earned that can help provide relief for your family and help cover the cost of care for your loved one living with dementia or a memory disorder.   Long-term care insurance is available, but plans must be purchased before a diagnosis of dementia. Families should review policies carefully to make sure the policy covers dementia. Disability insurance also provides benefits, but policies must also be in place before a diagnosis. Disability insurance is usually included with policies from employer-paid policies. Planning Ahead If your family has a history of memory ailments, it is wise to plan ahead to make sure your family can afford the high level of care necessary for a loved one with memory disorders. A financial planner may be helpful as you make decisions to cover future...