The Cottages Blog

Help Your Senior Mom with Hearing Loss

By the year 2020, the United States is expected to have more than 44 million adults who have clinically meaningful hearing loss. Those numbers are expected to double over the next couple of decades as well. If your ... Read More

5 Tips for Making Medication Management Easier for Mom

One in three adults in the United States takes more than five medications daily. With this many prescriptions in our country, errors in taking medications will occur, and errors can be dangerous, even deadly. Here are ... Read More

Ways Caregivers Can Avoid Elderspeak with Seniors

Elderspeak occurs when someone in a senior’s life, whether well-meaning or not, uses language that talks down to an older adult by focusing on their age and ailments instead of what they can do and who they are. While ... Read More

Help Your Senior Mom Prepare for Surgery

If your senior mom is getting ready to have surgery soon, you can help make sure she has everything in order. Here are a few steps that you can take to help make sure Mom is as prepared and as ready as ... 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

5 Ways You Can Help Your Senior Mom Avoid Isolation During the Winter Months

During the winter months, the cold weather outside can make it harder for seniors to get out and stay active and social. Staying indoors could lead to feelings of loneliness or isolation. Read More

Should Your Senior Loved One Be Driving? Ask This New App

One of the most difficult decisions we have to make as caregivers is knowing when it’s the right time to Read More