The Cottages Blog

Selena Jackson

Selena has been a nurse for 25 years, and has enjoyed 22 years caring for the elderly. As Senior Managing Director, she oversees operations in two of the Cottage locations. Selena is married to Michael Jackson, and has one son, Mason.

Recent Posts

11 Ways to Honor the Elderly Veterans in Your Life this November

For the elderly men and women who have served in their country’s armed forces, this experience is often one of the very greatest points of pride in their lifetime—and rightfully so. Serving in the military is a ... Read More

Should I Talk to Mom’s Doctor About Her Driving?

As parents get older, many adult children agonize over whether they should step up to stop an elderly parent from getting behind the wheel. Is Mom too easily distracted or flustered when driving on the interstate? Have ... Read More

An Ounce of Protection: 3 Heart Healthy Practices for Caregivers

In honor of World Heart Day, celebrated this year on September 29, we will be exploring an important wellness issue for caregivers—Read More

Healthy Aging Month: What Has Caregiving Taught You about Healthy Aging?

Providing care for Mom is no easy task. Monitoring health issues, taking her to appointments, making sure she is eating properly, planning ... Read More

5 Ways to Fit Me-Time into Your Caregiving Schedule

Whenever you're responsible for the care of another person, whether that person is a newborn baby or an elderly parent, one of the most important ways to be of benefit is to take care of yourself. New ... Read More

How to Convince Mom That a Smaller Home Is Better

For most of us, downsizing is an inevitable part of life, especially as we get older. For seniors, downsizing can mean the ability to continue living independently. If you are like many people taking ... Read More

Family Fights Could Keep Mom from Getting the Best Senior Care

While everyone wants what’s best for their elderly parents, the concept of “best” can sometimes be subjective—even within the same family. When siblings can’t come to an agreement regarding important Read More

Computer Learning Activities Offer New Opportunities for Seniors

New technology can be a bit intimidating for seniors. After all, the tech world moves so quickly that it can change completely in just a few short years. But when seniors snub new technologies, they are ... Read More

Real Talk: The Truth about Caregiver Burnout

Caregivers are some of the most amazing people on the planet—giving generously of their time ... Read More

3 Unexpected Areas where Mom May Need Help Every Day

As Mom gets older, many adult children like you expect to take on certain tasks—taking her to doctor's appointments, running errands, paying bills. But when advancing arthritis or other mobility issues are involved, ... Read More