The director of The Cottages talks about the services available for families with loved ones living with memory disorders.
Frisco, TX, Nov. 16, 2016 – When a loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another related memory disorder, everyone around that person is affected. From grappling with an uncertain future to concerns about providing the best possible day-to-day care, family and friends are likely to need support just as much as their loved ones. The Cottages is here to help every step of the way.
“A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another related memory disorder doesn’t just impact one person,” explains Sylvia Gill, Executive Director of The Cottages. “Their loved ones also need support to learn more about what to expect, how to cope, how to plan and how to ensure the person is able to continue to live life to the fullest. In addition, loved ones are also likely to face their own emotional roller-coasters in coming to terms with just what the diagnosis means and the changes that are most likely to occur. That is precisely why The Cottages was built on a family-based philosophy.”
To that end, staff members at each of The Cottages’ locations view residents’ families as part of their own. From offering a welcoming, home-like atmosphere to make everyone feel comfortable to regular family support groups, The Cottages serves not only those who call it home, but those who call its residents loved ones.
“Family care is an important part of what we offer at The Cottages,” Gill says. “From providing a welcoming environment meant to encourage loved ones to visit and information and resources on our website to our monthly support groups, we are here every step of the way for our residents and their families.”
Each of The Cottages’ locations offers family care services and support:
The Cottages at Chandler Creek
Support Group – The last Monday of every month from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
RSVP: (512) 354-4447
The Cottages at Clear Lake
Support Group – Every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.
RSVP: (281) 316-4281
The Cottages at Chapel Creek
Support Group – The 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:00 pm.
RSVP: (888) 724-6551
The Cottages At Quail Creek
Support Group – The first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
RSVP: (806) 553-6642
In addition to residential care, The Cottages makes itself available to assist families in need of respite care and day respite.
“Keeping loved ones at home for as long as possible is a priority for many families,” Gill says. “Even so, the need for an occasional break or specialized care during the day so loved ones can work, go to school or take care of personal concerns doesn’t go away. That is why we make our campuses and expertly trained staff available to assist in meeting these shorter-term needs, as well.”
For more information about The Cottages and the services it provides, visit it online at Alzcottages.com.
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 based on physical, mental and emotional needs. The Cottages at Chapel Creek offers all-inclusive pricing with no level of care charges and all care and services are included. The Cottages currently has locations in Frisco, Round Rock, League City and Amarillo, Texas. The Cottages has been operating in Texas since 1997 and is family owned and operated by The Cottages Senior Living.
Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and The Cottages difference at www.alzcottages.com