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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...

The Cottages Provides a Specialized Dementia Care “Neighborhood” Devoted to Residents Living with Alzheimer’s

July 16, 2020 (HOUSTON) — Specialty care is essential for individuals living with dementia. As the effects of dementia increase in severity, family members often seek the help of an assisted living facility. The Cottages provide quality personalized care for loved ones suffering from all forms of dementia. Residents at The Cottages live in a safe, family-owned environment specifically designed to reduce the obstacles associated with memory loss. Families and loved ones will appreciate the beautiful, state-of-the-art environment created by The Cottages, where daily opportunities to interact with the community are available. Specialized Care Because every individual is unique, so is the care offered by the staff who focus on building relationships with their residents in order to make them feel more at home. Staffed with exceptional administrators and specially trained caregivers, The Cottages provide expert daily care for their residents both physically and emotionally. The staff receives extensive training in common causes of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lewy Body dementia. Outside experts are brought in for scheduled demonstrations and activities for the residents. In addition, the compassionate staff understands the concerns of family members. The Cottages provide monthly support groups and educational series for families as well as grief counseling and caregiver support. The Cottages is an assisted living community where loved ones and their families feel confident knowing medications, supervision of personal care, specialized activities and meals are all provided. Residents receive individualized care with the support of 24-hour staffing. This may include assistance in bathing, wellness monitoring, physician visits and mobile lab or x-ray services. Unique Design Based on research at the Mayo Clinic, The...

The Cottages assisted living offer beautiful communities with lovely gathering spaces and private suites

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...

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...

The Cottages Provides Comprehensive Memory Care Services in Texas

Frisco, Texas, Apr 02, 2020 – For family members dealing with a memory impairment, the need for alternative living plans can quickly become a frightening reality. Simple day-to-day living tasks and basic daily routine activities often become extremely complicated. These necessary tasks can even begin to create security issues around the home. This need for specialized care and growing assistance can quickly become more than family members are able provide. It can be a frustrating and challenging process to choose the best assisted options that provide high-level memory care for loved ones. Residential care services at The Cottages provide the best solutions for the needs of families making these difficult decisions During the many varying stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, memory focused, assisted living facilities provide supportive care for residents. The Cottages Texas-based centers are ideal for those who might need specific care aimed at more intensive support for Instrumental Daily Living Activities. At The Cottages assisted living, residents enjoy safe independent living in smaller clusters of eight to 12 apartments and have staff available 24 hours a day to support them. This unique living arrangement is ideal for those who want to be as independent as possible but need some support in daily living. As a comprehensive memory care package, The Cottages’ customized assisted living options encourage independence, while supporting safety and security for loved ones in a loving and enriching environment that feels like...

People living with dementia feel safe with care from The Cottages

A Home Away From Home for Dementia Care Frisco, TX Jan 25, 2020 – Studies show that approximately 40 percent of senior-aged (65+) United States citizens suffer from a memory disorder. These include but are not limited to dementia and Alzheimer’s. The two disorders make day-to-day living a little more complicated as loved ones age. They begin to need extra help with both simple and complex tasks. When family caregivers are unable to provide 24/7 care to their loved one living with dementia due to career and other obligations, many choose to move their loved ones to an assisted living facility. Memory care at The Cottages is complex and stimulating. The staff ensures that residents feel like family and are comfortable. Interest-specific activities are provided mid-day for residents, and occasionally guests are brought in to teach residents new activities. Religious services are also available to those who desire to attend. With dementia and Alzheimer’s, comfort is key. Family presence is important, but it is recognized that this is not always possible. The activities that are provided in a memory care facility can create lasting bonds between residents and staff. The Cottages sets itself apart from other assisted living facilities with its focus on the feeling of home and familiarity. Each location has been updated to feel cozy and comfortable, with floor plans designed to evoke a feeling of home. They also offer a variety of dietary options for differing needs. Since memory disorders vary by case, treatment plans are individualized. Temporary arrangements are also available with the respite program. This allows residents to stay on an as-needed basis. The...