The Cottages Blog

Susan Abercrombie

Susan has 32 years of nursing experience caring for seniors in assisted living and doctors’ offices. She now manages two Cottage communities in Alabama. Susan and her husband of 30 years, Tim, have two dogs, Sydney and Macy.

Recent Posts

The Best Vitamins and Minerals for Seniors

One of the easiest ways you can make sure you age wellRead More

5 Ways Seniors Can Stay Safe While Enjoying the Summer Sun

We spend a lot of time outdoors during the summertime. While sunshine and fresh air are good for a person at any age, it’s important that seniors know how to stay safe while getting the benefits of the wonderful summer ... Read More

5 Crime Prevention Tips for Seniors

No one wants to become the victim of a crime. No matter what your age is, there are steps that you can take to help protect your home and yourself. If you remember to use common sense and never ignoring your instincts, ... Read More

How and Why Seniors Should Get Online

According to one study, only 42 percent of ... Read More

5 Ways Seniors Can Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a part of everyday life for many seniors. As we age, our bodies can ache from a number of different ailments, from arthritis, to musculoskeletal problems, to neuropathic conditions. Having chronic pain ... Read More

7 Tips for Helping Your Senior Mom During Recovery from a Stroke

Recovering from a stroke can have its ups and downs. One minute, your senior mom may seem to be doing great, and the next, suddenly all signs of progress stop. To make sure that Mom’s recovery goes as easily and as ... Read More

New Immunotherapy Could Help in the Fight Against Cancer

Immunotherapy is a way of preventing or treating a disease by stimulating a person’s immune system with certain substances. A 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 that you can get assistance to pay ... 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 life, our perceived vulnerability ... Read More