The Cottages Blog

10 Things You Need to Explore Before Choosing an Assisted Living Community

When considering which assisted living community is the right one for your loved one, do your research. Visit different communities. Know what questions to ask yourself while you are visiting, and know what questions ... 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

When Is the Right Time to Get Mom Professional Alzheimer’s Care?

Many adult children experience guilt when they start considering assisted living placement for their parents. They may feel they are giving up on, or even abandoning, Mom or Dad. Full-time care isn't ... Read More

3 Alternative Ways to Cool an Elderly Parent’s Home

On these muggy August days, it is essential that caregivers take heat safety precautions for senior parents, as heat and humidity are especially hard on the older body. Here are 3 ways you can enhance ... Read More

Senior Summer Safety: Recognizing the Signs of Heat-Related Illness

Each year, about 658 people die in the United States from extreme heat, according to the Centers for ... Read More