Top 10 Need-to-Know Senior Care Questions Answered.
At the Cottage, we know that home is more than just a place to live—it’s a feeling of warmth and comfort. That’s why the Cottage designed its community around the premise of cozy common areas for friends to gather and a family-style dining room to enjoy during meal times. With different sizes and styles of apartments and the customized CareSteps service program that’s tailored to suit the needs of each resident, the Cottage is a unique assisted living community that offers the attention, care, and home-like environment your loved one deserves. Whether with a little assistance or a great deal of hands-on-care, we can help.
Our private apartment comes equipped with a private bathroom, spacious closet and emergency alert system. Each apartment is also cable TV and telephone ready. At your convenience, we are happy to set up a time to tour one of our cozy Cottage apartments and discuss how the Cottage can help your family. Visit the location page and choose a Cottage, then click on the Floor Plans tab to design your Cottage home with our Floorplanner application.
It takes a very large heart with a great deal of compassion and patience to serve people suffering from dementia with the care they deserve. At The Cottages, we have many of those incredible hearts. Our staff’s average tenure is three years. When compared to the annual turnover rate for nurses in long-term care which is about 70%, and two out of three long-term care workers leave their jobs in a year, our staff is committed to the care of Alzheimer’s and dementia residents. No wonder residents who have had difficulty in other specialty care residences do so well at The Cottages.
Although research supports the idea that people suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementia benefit from being around other people, research also strongly shows that too much of a good thing, especially other people with needs, is upsetting and frightening for folks with dementia. With the guarantee that only 15 other people will ever be neighbors, residents enjoy just the right amount of companionship to meet each of their needs to stay involved and connected.
Advice from such noted consumer and research organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Foundation and Caregivers Foundation strongly recommend the Keep It Simple approach to dementia care. Because all paths at The Cottage lead directly to our warm, cozy living room and the neighboring courtyard, residents learn their way around quickly, with our help. The confidence that comes from this knowledge is priceless.
The longest distance a resident travels from a bed-sitting room to the living room is 29 steps. Like the simplicity of the building, this modest distance encourages residents to stay physically active, which in turn helps with minimizing the agitation, sun downing and other distressing symptoms of dementia.
For more information on how the The Cottages can provide you and your family with quality care, please contact the Memory Care Cottage nearest you. For additional resources on memory care, visit our resources page.