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People-Centered Memory Care in Texas

Personalized, compassionate care for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The Cottages is a memory care facility in Frisco, TX that provides people living with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, with state-of-the-art residences and assistance. The Cottages is staffed by caring, certified nurses and caregivers on a 24-hour basis and offers a very unique approach to care, much different from traditional memory care services. Unlike other dementia care homes in Frisco, the residences at The Cottages are designed with high-end furnishings, spacious living areas, and large outdoor spaces to help residents truly feel at home. Because no two people are the same, and because memory disorders affect everyone in different ways, the residents at this facility are cared for on a highly-individualized basis. “We are caregivers, nurses, administrators, housekeepers and chefs,” says Mandy Quinn, Executive Vice President at The Cottages Senior Living, “but our most important role at The Cottages is as a Cottage Family Member to all of our residents and their loved ones.” Since 1997, The Cottages has provided assisted living for dementia residents as a family-owned and operated company. Their primary goal has always been to tailor their approach to memory care to each individual resident’s needs in a compassionate, kind manner. Staff members are available on-site at the facility 24 hours a day to tend to whatever residents need, whether they just want a little help with housekeeping and laundry or around-the-clock care. The Cottages doesn’t just operate as a memory care facility in Frisco. The company actually manages several facilities across the entire state of Texas. They offer dementia...

Care for People Living with Dementia

More Families Turn to Alzheimer’s Assisted Living for Person-Centered Care More than 5.8 million Americans are living with dementia due to Alzheimer’s. Primary care doctors expect that number to increase over the next five years. The Cottages is a Texas-based company that provides person-to-person care for people living with dementia and other memory disorders. The Cottages provide assistance such as bathing assistance, housekeeping and laundry, a chef who provides healthy meals, regular visits from their physician and more. The demand for specialized dementia assisted living care is increasing. Families and caregivers of people living with dementia face numerous challenges. The disease’s degenerative nature takes a devastating toll on the individual living with a memory disorder and on the families and other caregivers. Many find that they cannot cope and turn to Alzheimer’s assisted living facilities like The Cottages. The Cottages provide support and individual care in a warm environment, so each resident feels comfortable and at home. When families and caregivers turn to assisted living facilities, they have high expectations. They want to ensure their loved ones are well-cared for, living comfortably in an environment that feels like home. They want to ensure their loved ones are treated as individuals. They also want to remain involved in their lives. Many see assisted living facilities as a new beginning for their family. The Cottages is a place you can turn to by giving person-centered care for those living with dementia. About The Cottages The Cottages is dedicated to care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. The Cottage concept provides a home-like environment tailored to meet individual needs...

Staying Active and Making Memories Despite Memory Loss

Memory Care Home in Dallas Offers Activities for All Residents Families seeking a memory care home in Dallas should visit The Cottages, a home that engages their residents living with a variety of cognitive abilities. Residents at this facility enjoy a wide range of activities designed with memory impairment in mind. Residents begin their day with morning activities intended to rouse their bodies and rejuvenate their minds, such as stretching and light movement. By mid-day, The Cottages offers varied activities for specific interests and may bring a specialist on-site to lead the residents in a class or session. The residents engage with interactive cognitive tasks in the afternoon as well as tasks focusing on their hand-eye coordination. Finally, each day concludes with regular relaxation activities for the late afternoon and evening. Special activities such as concerts, game nights and religious services rotate through the facility’s monthly calendar. All activities are overseen by The Cottages exemplary staff and tailored to each resident’s needs and abilities. Residents are never forced to participate but are strongly encouraged to interact with the staff and fellow residents in between family visits. The Cottages’ comprehensive enrichment program offers a stimulating environment at The Cottages. Families who are looking for an engaging, compassionate memory care home in Dallas should look no further than The Cottages. About the Cottages: The Cottages is dedicated to care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders.  The Cottages concept provides a home-like environment tailored to meet individual needs based on physical, mental and emotional needs. The Cottages offers all-inclusive pricing with no level of care charges and all care...

The Cottages offer Resident-Centered Design at their Alzheimer’s Care Facilities

Houston, Texas, Nov 05, 2020 – The Cottages is an assisted living center for those living with dementia and adults with diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In this Texas memory care facility, residents become members of one large family. The Cottages provide each resident with an intimate, home-like environment for small group socializing. All residents have access to a larger shared space, activity room and expansive backyard gardens. By designing the residence to be both small-scale and interconnected, residents feel they have a home and family with whom to share it – a comfort to adults living with memory loss. At The Cottages, each resident is seen as an individual with particular needs and preferences. The staff works 24/7, providing a wide range of services, from nursing care to pharmaceutical services to toileting assistance. Despite these medical competencies, The Cottages is not a hospital, nor does it feel like one. The staff helps with physical needs as well as the mental and emotional needs of memory loss. Multiple activities are scheduled each day, from rousing stimulation to help residents regain coordination to soothing relaxation to help ease their minds. All activities in The Cottages dementia assisted living home are designed for adults with memory impairment and can be tailored for each resident’s abilities. Finally, the caregivers who bring their loved ones to The Cottages are seen as a part of the family. Because witnessing memory loss can be emotionally taxing, The Cottages offers many resources to caregivers, including compassionate counseling and support groups. The Cottages recognize that each family’s situation is unique; some caregivers may need only temporary...

The Cottages Offer Award-Winning Memory Care

The Cottages community is designed specifically for those living with memory loss Frisco, Texas, Oct 12, 2020 – The Cottages community continues to offer the highest quality of care for loved ones living with dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory loss conditions. With communities located throughout Texas, the organization ensures its residents receive innovative care that is in line with current research on memory loss and dementia. Each location of The Cottages provide residents the option for of live in smaller “townhomes” or the spacious main building featuring large bedrooms with communal living and family rooms. Residences are color-coded and organized according to the latest research from the Mayo Clinic to best support independent navigation by residents. The organization knows the value of outdoor enjoyment for those living with memory loss, and each community has gardens and outdoor dining available. The Cottages’ primary focus for memory loss care is to offer a safe and comfortable lifestyle tailored to individual residents. Outdoor spaces are designed for ease of navigation and are secure to prevent wandering. Each community offers a variety of activities with both internal staff and external experts to meet the interests of each resident. Care plans are developed in close communication with family members so that each resident’s current and anticipated future needs can be met. Indoor spaces are designed to feel as homelike as possible with plenty of natural light and multiple living options. In addition to specific layout and program design, the Cottages have 24-hour staffing, full housekeeping and personal hygiene services and medication management. The Cottages staff are explicitly trained in best practices for working with those...

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...