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 staff is specially trained in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lewy Body dementia. Every resident at The Cottages is accounted for, and nobody is left behind.
Family support is essential for residents at The Cottages. A presence at mealtimes and during other visiting hours can significantly improve residents’ days. Support groups are offered so that families going through very similar situations can share thoughts and empathize with each other.
Assisted living facilities can be found throughout Texas to assist loved ones living with Alzheimer’s and other various forms of dementia. The Cottages are conveniently located in Frisco, Austin, Houston and the Texas Panhandle.