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The Cottages Are Helping Seniors Reduce Loneliness Through Socializing

Frisco, Texas, Nov 08, 2018 – As we move through our working years, we envision an older aged version of ourselves who are enjoying free time, family and friends. But often the reality is that we end up quite lonely, especially when single and family live far away. Not only is this emotionally sad, but it is also actually detrimental to our health. When seniors are isolated, even in memory care facilities, they often become lonely, and this leads to an assortment of health-related issues. Studies have shown that seniors who spend a majority of their time alone and without socialization are at higher risk for: Depression, lower self-esteem, increase in dementia and Alzheimer’s and are subject to thoughts of suicide. More health-related issues such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and neurological malfunctions Changing the Social Scene for Our Seniors Luckily, in today’s world, there are many resources to bring seniors to a more social, active, and stable lifestyle. From Alzheimer’s and dementia assisted living facilities such as The Cottages in Texas to senior community centers, elderly individuals have many options to be more engaged. These facilities make social activities a priority and residents benefit greatly. “At The Cottages, we have programs and activities designed for memory impairment,” says Trent Quinn, Founder, President and CEO of The Cottages, a highly respected group of regional assisted living residences for people living with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders in Texas. “Activities at The Cottages include physical activity that is suitable for those living with memory impairment and dementia, as well as motivating activities and relaxation. We have Alzheimer’s Certified Activity...

TULIP Training: Innovation in Alzheimer’s Care

Showing perfect love with TULIP training for staff and families Frisco, Texas, Sep 17, 2018 – The tulip flower is a symbol of perfect love. With this inspiration, The Cottages, an Alzheimer’s assisted living community, has developed a training program that is like none other. Their dedication continues to shine through all of Texas. TULIP stands for time, understanding, life quality, increased awareness, pills on time, and support. “The goal of TULIP is to help families and staff give the best care possible to their residents, through understanding and awareness of what Alzheimer’s disease is and what Alzheimer’s assisted living can provide.” says Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages. The Cottages are taking Alzheimer’s assisted living in Texas to a new standard. With the help of a home health agency, The Cottages are able to provide this training in virtually any setting. The training will cover basic knowledge of the disease, sleep changes, and pain control. The Cottages handle all care needed for their residents and also teach families how to administer basic daily care needs to their loved ones. Those living with Alzheimer’s disease deserve the best care possible. Quality of life is all important and no shortcuts should be taken in achieving this goal. TULIP training is just one step performed in elevating the care residents receive from The Cottages. All assisted living facilities in the The Cottages community are providing this training. This is why choosing The Cottages Alzheimer’s assisted living facilities is the right choice to make. About The Cottages The Cottages is dedicated to care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and...

Using Specific Activities for Memory Care at The Cottages

Frisco, Texas, August 15, 2018 – Memory care programs at The Cottages are helping residents and their families live fulfilling lives as memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s start to affect their loved ones. “Activities are planned throughout the day to help residents stay relaxed and engaged.” says Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages. “Activities include physical as well as educational programs.” At times, an expert in a specific interest will be invited to participate in programs for residents. The staff at The Cottages has designed a schedule for all residents, so they may have a routine. Routines help those living with memory disorders stay relaxed. Activities in the morning are designed to help residents wake up and get the day started. Mid-day activities are specific to the interests of the residents, and hand/eye coordination and memory recall programs are scheduled for the afternoon. Residents of The Cottages enjoy a comfortable and homey atmosphere. Religious services are provided throughout the week for residents and their families. Creating a life full of comfort and joy is the goal of all staff members. Dedication to residents and their families shines through all activities and programs that residents take part in. The Cottages are dedicated to helping people living with memory disorders enjoy the highest quality of life possible. Activities are carried out by Alzheimer’s certified activity directors and all residents are encouraged to attend and participate. About The Cottages The Cottages are 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 based on physical,...

Things Alzheimer’s Caregivers Should Avoid

The director of The Cottages discusses things that caregivers can do that make the process easier. Frisco, TX, Jan. 23, 2018 – Caring for a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s disease can be trying at best. Helping them enjoy life to its fullest while dealing with the ups and downs of this personality-changing disorder can take its toll on the most enduring caregivers. “It’s important for family members to realize that the care needs of their senior living with Alzheimer’s disease will only increase with time.” says Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages. “There are some things that caregivers can do that can make the process easier on their loved ones and themselves.” Here are some tips on what to avoid in the day-to-day routine of living and loving someone with Alzheimer’s: Leave denial at the door – If the signs of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia are present, denial will not do anyone a bit of good. While it’s painful to acknowledge that a loved one might be in trouble, getting the concerns checked out is critical. After all, some forms of dementia are caused by other issues that can be treated. Caregivers owe it to themselves and their loved one to simply find out for sure. And, if it does turn out to be Alzheimer’s, early treatment can help slow the progression. Don’t take a trip down memory lane – Asking a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease if they “remember” something is a very common mistake. While it’s tempting to believe the memory can be jogged, it rarely can....

Care Options For Those With Alzheimer’s In The Later Stages Of The Disease

The director of The Cottages talks about taking care of a loved one living with Alzheimer’s who are at an advanced stage of the disease. Frisco, TX, Dec. 12, 2017 – If a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and it is at an advanced stage of the disease, then it may be time to consider residential memory care. Trent Quinn, founder, president, and CEO of The Cottages says, “Your loved one’s care and needs will increase as Alzheimer’s progresses. All their activities, from having meals to dressing, bathing, and personal care, will become more difficult. During these stages, you should consider the option of residential memory care.” For those living with Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders, support can be provided through assisted living residences. In these special communities, residents can have their own specialized suite or apartment.  These memory care residences should offer individualized services that include highly qualified 24-hour staff, housekeeping, recreational activities, medication supervision and activity programs tailored to those with memory disorders. Within residential memory care facilities, residences should be personalized to meet each resident’s requirements. All residents need individualized care in an environment that makes it feel like home. These residences need to ensure safety measures are in place, such as secured exits and outdoor spaces for the safety of all residents. “Taking the time to find a memory care residence that specializes in Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders can provide families with the peace of mind they need to care for their loved one,” says Quinn. About The Cottages The Cottages is dedicated to care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory...

How Persons with Memory Impairments Can Benefit from Assisted Living Residences

The Executive Director at The Cottages explains the benefits of assisted living for its memory-impaired residents. Frisco, Texas, Nov. 25, 2017 – People living with Alzheimer’s and other mental disorders can receive personalized quality attention at assisted living centers dedicated to memory care. The residences at The Cottages are tailored to meet each individual’s mental, physical and emotional needs. The family setting at these premises ensures everyone receives personalized attention which goes a long way to help residents manage their health disorders. “Memory care is our chief focus and specialty. We know the difficulty that memory loss can have on a family, and we’re here to offer the help you need,” explains the Executive Director, Mary Poole at The Cottages of Chapel Creek in Frisco, Texas. “We have the resources and support groups to help. But, more than that, we become a part of your family in caring for the people you love.” Some benefits of assisted living for their residents: Home away from home – Residents live in small, home-like settings, with separate dining rooms, sunrooms, and living areas. Residents are served well-balanced meals, family-style in every cottage. These small intimate settings make it easy for care-givers to develop deep and personal relationships with their residents. Access to top-notch health care – People with Alzheimer’s disease and other mental disorders can access quality medical care from highly qualified medical staff available around the clock. The facilities have engaged the services of certified medical aides and licensed nurses to meet their residents’ health needs. Personalized care – Persons living with Alzheimer’s and other mental disorders have needs that vary...