The Cottages Blog
In-House Services at the Cottages
Traditionally, assisted living communities were designed
to address elderly isolation, provide nourishing meals, and offer manageable
living spaces for its residents. As the assisted living industry continues to
develop with the changing needs of the senior population, one locally-owned
company maintains their commitment to offering the best in senior care. With a
focus on elderly health and well-being paired with a personalized care plan in
an intimate, home-like environment, the Cottage offers a unique community,
unlike most assisted living communities.
Since 2013, Cottage partner, Dr. Michael Reeves,
M.D. of Accountability Healthcare (AHC), has been serving the Alabama Cottage
residents in the comfort and convenience of their Cottage home. Reeves and team
now serve eight Alabama Cottages, as of 2014. AHC has over 150 years of
combined experience in caring for seniors. Their team of doctors and nurse
practitioners visit Cottage patients as often as warranted to ensure that
health issues are recognized early and appropriate interventions are put into
place quickly. This unique service offers a wealth of knowledge to Cottage
residents from a team of experienced, Geriatric professionals along with a
strong line of communication between the Cottage and AHC for early
identification of possible health issues.
AHC's team visits Cottage patients as often as warranted to ensure that health issues are recognized early and appropriate interventions are put into place quickly.
The Cottage’s focus on health and well-being is measured
by more than a doctor’s check-up. In-house physical therapy through Tri-Vista Rehab
is now featured in many Cottage locations. With local, professional therapists,
TriVista offers Cottage residents physical, occupational, and speech therapy
following surgeries, illnesses, and injuries, all in the comfort of their
Cottage home. TriVista Rehab has provided expert therapy services for over 10
years and has been working with the Cottages since 2011. In 2014, TriVista
expanded their in-house rehabilitation services from Corinth, MS into the
Birmingham and Huntsville Cottages, with plans of further expansion in the near
future. These services are provided by a team who understands care planning and
offers a robust, individualized exercise program. The collaboration between
resident, family, and the Cottage and TriVista team helps strengthen resident
health and can minimize fall risk and reduce hospital stays.
The Cottages are committed to continually
offering the best in senior care and setting the example of quality through
innovation. For details on in-house services, contact a Cottage nearest to you!