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April Davis

April has over 15 years of experience working with residents in their Cottage home. She has worked in the Cottage in a variety of roles, giving her a unique perspective and a true understanding of what challenges our seniors and their families face. She has two children, Alyssa and Jackson.

Recent Posts

How Pomegranate Could Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Pomegranates have long been hailed as an antioxidant-rich “Read More

8 Summertime Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer is a fun, laid-back time of the year, but it can also be dangerous. The excessive heat and humidity can be health hazards. Practice summertime safety, and you and your loved ones ... Read More

What Is Assisted Living and How Can It Benefit Your Loved One?

Assisted living is senior care that offers assistance to people who are still independent by may need help with daily tasks, like cooking, cleaning, getting around, medication management, and other health care needs. ... Read More

The Importance of Staying Hydrated as a Senior

Staying hydrated seems like it’s an easy task, but many people become dehydrated without realizing they are, especially in the warmer months of spring and summer. Severe dehydration can cause many different Read More

5 Ways to Keep Your Eyesight Healthy

It is estimated that half of Americans have poor eyesight. While poor eyesight is often a matter of genetics, it is ... Read More

5 Great Tips for Developing an Exercise Routine for Mom

Exercise is one of the keys to having and keeping a healthy body. Regular exercise combined with a healthy diet reduces your risk of several diseases, like heart disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and ... Read More

Signs Your Senior Mom Should Not Be Driving

Some conversations are more difficult than others. Figuring out when it’s time to talk to Mom about giving up her car keys is hard. Actually talking to Mom about not driving anymore is even more challenging. So when ... Read More

How Often Should You Visit Mom in Assisted Living?

You have made the decision and have gone through the motions of moving Mom into her new assisted living community. Now, you are wondering how often you should visit her. Chances are, even if she was the one who pushed ... Read More

Finding Work-Life Balance Is Even More Difficult for Caregivers

In recent years, you’ve no doubt heard many references to the Sandwich Generation — the ... Read More

Mindfulness Exercises Help Relieve Caregiver Stress

As a caregiver, it’s important that you take some time away from your loved one and associated responsibilities to relax and recharge. ... Read More