The Cottages Blog

Lisa Chapman

Lisa has 18 years of nursing experience, and a big heart for caring for and helping the elderly in her community. When she’s at home, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband of over 20 years, James, and their twins, Alex and Alicia.

Recent Posts

5 Brain-Boosting Tips for Seniors

The latest facts and figures estimate that about 5.4 billion people in the United States are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. As the large numbers of baby boomers reach age 65 and grow ... Read More

10 Equipment-Free Exercises for Seniors

Regular exercise is an important part of aging well, but you don’t have to go to the gym or use heavy, expensive equipment to get an effective, ... Read More

Happy 100th Birthday to Mrs. Polly Young Fleeman!

Mrs. Polly Fleeman recently celebrated her 100th birthday at our Country Cottage in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee on April 1st. Happy birthday, Mrs. Fleeman! Enjoy some pictures from her very special day.

Read More

Babysitting the Grandkids May Lower Mom's Risk of Developing Alzheimer's

A day spent babysitting the grandchildren is always a special time for Mom, but did you know that there may be health benefits that come with watching after the little ones? That’s right! Some scientists think that ... Read More

Home Care vs. Assisted Living Case Study

Does your senior or loved one need in-home care or an assisted living community? Finding the right place and the right type of care for a loved one can be difficult. In order to discover what type of care fits your loved one, your family, and your ... Read More

Even Southern Seniors Struggle With this Winter Health Woe

Though we may not have to deal with extreme cold here in Alabama, Southern seniors still face at least one of the major winter health risks that older adults from more northern states do—SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder ... Read More

How to Help Mom Get Back on Her Feet After Therapy

When Mom returns home from a stay in short-term rehab following an injury or extended illness, you want to do everything you can to help her get back on her feet and prevent a return trip. Read More

Healthy Snack Ideas for Seniors with Complex Dietary Requirements

If you are responsible for the care of a senior parent, you may realize that so much of how your Dad or Mom feels depends on the quality of his or her diet. When Mom is eating many processed foods, she is just not going to feel as good ... Read More

5 Brain-Building Activities for Seniors

As Mom gets older, you may understandably worry about any sign that could indicate a declining memory, but an increasing number of “senior moments” doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s on the path to dementia or Alzheimer’s. The aging ... Read More