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Frisco, Texas, May 20, 2020 – Dementia is a degenerative disease that plagues seniors throughout the world. The disease is progressive, worsening over time. The most prominent offender is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia diminish a loved one’s mental function, often causing excessive forgetfulness and an inability to complete daily tasks. The progression of Alzheimer’s creates a difficult challenge for family members caring for their loved one. That’s when assisted living memory care facilities come in. There are Alzheimer’s assisted living facilities such as The Cottages Senior Living, that provide personal care for family members living with dementia. These assisted living facilities are experienced in caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The staff is available to help at all times and are experienced in helping residents through each progressive stage of dementia. Care is most successful when it takes a holistic approach, being there for the whole person rather than just the disease. The Cottages makes every effort to understand each individual person as they provide for their increasing needs. The Cottages new memory care facility in Frisco works to create an environment that feels like home. This is done through the relationships created between staff and loved ones. The Cottages apartment-style homes are spacious and provide an outdoor viewing space of the surrounding area. The walk-in showers enable loved ones to follow their same routine and feel comfortable in their new home. The team at The Cottages provides care around the clock, and family is always welcome. The presence of family is beneficial to a loved one’s morale and is...

Revolutionizing Memory Care Facilities

  For many families with a loved one living with memory loss, there comes a time when caregivers must make the difficult decision regarding long-term care for their loved. When this time comes, families face the challenge of locating a memory care facility they can trust to provide the very best care for their loved one. The Cottages, family-owned by The Cottages Senior Living since 1997, is a premier assisted living facility that provides all-inclusive care. Best of all, you and your loved one will feel part of an extended family. Here’s a look at what The Cottages has to offer our residents and their families. Modern design based on Mayo Clinic research The Cottages are expertly designed facilities that offer everything your loved one needs for day-to-day care. Based on research by the Mayo Clinic, The Cottages are designed with a spacious common living room as well as an activity room where group events are held. The surrounding townhomes allow your loved ones to dine in a cozy kitchen or relax in a smaller living room that connects to a hallway with eight to 12 color-coded apartments. The common areas encourage the development of new friendships, while the color-coded apartments allow residents to recall their own townhomes with ease and confidence. All the comforts of home When looking into dementia assisted living facilities, you want a place that fits all of your loved one’s needs, while also providing a comfortable, friendly environment.  At the Cottages, you’ll find it all. Common rooms are designed with modern decor Facilities include a backyard, secure outdoor spaces and walking paths. Daily activities...

Top 5 Differences Between Independent and Assisted Living and How to Choose the Best Option for Your Loved One

Trying to choose the best senior living situation for a loved one living with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia can be very challenging. Two of the options that can be confusing to separate are independent living and assisted living. Both are designed to support seniors while fostering independence. Here are some of the key differences between independent living and assisted living communities. Services and Amenities Assisted living provides around-the-clock care and assistance with basic life tasks as needed. Independent living does not offer nursing support or medical care. In an independent living community, residents function almost entirely independently. Supportive and Medical Care In an assisted living community, memory care, medication management and medical appointment management are provided. Independent living communities are designed for those seniors who manage daily living tasks independently and don’t require medical support. Staff Access Assisted living staff frequently monitor and check in on their residents and the resident’s family. Independent living residents don’t necessarily have daily contact with staff unless they sign up for a specific service. Cost Assisted living cost may be higher but is more likely to be covered by health insurance like Medicaid or other long-term coverage. Independent living communities tend to be less expensive than assisted living because these are geared towards lifestyle preference, but are unlikely to be covered by any type of insurance. Family Involvement Assisted living staff is available to manage residents’ daily care, even as their needs change. This helps to reduce the stress level and worry of the individual’s family. These communities work closely with the family to ensure the needs of their loved ones are being...

Top 5 Benefits of Respite Care

Caring for a loved one living with memory loss can be a rewarding, yet challenging and often exhausting task. Respite care provides caregivers with much needed support when they need a break from the physical and emotional strain of caregiving. Traditionally, respite care is provided in the individual’s home or at a memory care community. Respite care comes in many different forms and can be overnight, a short-term stay at a memory care facility, an adult day center or in-home. When incorporated into the overall care plan for a loved one living with memory loss, respite care offers many benefits to caregivers and their loved ones. Here are five top benefits of respite care. Respite care helps prevent caregiver burn-out. Full-time caregiving can be physically and emotionally taxing. Being able to take a step back and do something enjoyable and stress-free re-energizes caregivers and helps prevent burn-out. Respite care provides opportunities for social engagement. It can be challenging for caregivers to maintain a social life when caring for a loved one full-time. It’s important to reconnect with friends and loved ones on a regular basis. Additionally, respite care can provide additional social opportunities for your loved one with memory loss. Respite care allows caregivers to maintain their identity and personal life. Extended time away from caregiving responsibilities allows caregivers to manage their personal lives and maintain a life balance. This time away helps caregivers maintain a sense of self and can give them a fresh perspective. Respite care provides a change of pace. For both the caregiver and the loved one with memory loss, changing up the routine occasionally...

The Cottages Advisors are determined to help families make confident decisions about assisted living

Dallas, Texas, April 07, 2020 – Families across the great state of Texas and beyond struggle with the thought of placing their loved one in an assisted living home. This decision brings on an enormous amount of questions. It can leave family members feeling like they have given up on their loved ones. These thoughts can all be alleviated when families choose The Cottages. The Cottages are a memory care home with facilities in Dallas, Austin, Houston and Amarillo. Their staff includes advisors who are there to help families make this important decision with confidence. They are in the know when it comes to understanding the needs of dementia and Alzheimer’s residents. This is why the advisors at The Cottages are prepared to give families the tools they need to choose a memory care home at a location convenient to them. Assisted living for dementia residents should be an asset to families. At The Cottages, families are provided with a team that will support and advise them about difficult decisions. Their advisors leave no stone unturned when helping families. They understand what families are going through when choosing assisted living for their loved ones living with memory disorders. Advisors at The Cottages will share with families what memory care facilities have to offer their loved ones. They will walk through the facility with families answering questions along the way. Advisors at The Cottages are there to ensure families feel confident and at ease during this time. Memory care facilities within The Cottages network are equipped to handle many situations. The families are welcomed in and given tools to help...