The Cottages Blog

Assisted Living vs. Memory Care: What Are the Differences?

Two of the most popular types of senior care today are assisted living and memory care. When our loved ones can’t live on their own anymore, often times we must choose between the ... Read More

5 Ways Seniors Can Help Themselves Prevent Falls

Falls are the number one cause of injuries in seniors every year. It’s not always possible to avoid falls, but many falls are easily preventable if you make some changes in your life and ... Read More

Ballroom Dancing Is a Great Way for Seniors to Boost Their Health and Have Fun

Many seniors want to stay physically fit, but they grow tired of using gym equipment, and they start looking for something more fun to keep them active and healthy. Enter ballroom ... Read More

5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Keep a Journal

Journaling is a good way to help keep your mind healthy while recording specific parts of your life that you can share with loved ones later. Here are five reasons why seniors should ... Read More

Tips for Safety-Proofing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

It’s important that caregivers ensure our loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia live as independently as possible but also safely. We can help by monitoring our loved one’s ... Read More

Which Assistance Programs Can Help Cover the Cost of Mom's Assisted Living?

Finding the money to pay for the cost of Mom’s senior care is not always easy. Fortunately, there is financial help available for many people. Here are some tips to remember and ways ... Read More

5 Activities Seniors Are Participating in at Assisted Living Communities

Making the choice to move to an assisted living community is not always easy. Once you move in and get settled, you will find that there are many opportunities for seniors to spend time ... Read More

10 New Year's Resolutions for Seniors

As one year comes to a close, many of us choose to make resolutions that we will try to carry on through the next year. If you are a senior who is interested in making a resolution or two for 2017, consider some of the ... Read More

How to Spot the Signs of Elder Abuse

Often as we age, we begin to rely on others for some or most aspects of our daily care. By opening ourselves up to other people and allowing them to take charge of our tasks of daily ... Read More

Education May Play a Role in Decline in Dementia Rates

The number of senior Americans who are being diagnosed with Read More