The Cottages Blog

What Is Memory Care and How Can It Benefit Your Senior Loved One?

Memory care can be found at many assisted living communities, but it is different from regular assisted living. Read More

Signs Your Senior Mom May Need Help at Home

It’s not always easy for someone to admit that they may need a little extra help, and seniors are no different. For many seniors who want to continue to live independently in their own homes, some extra help with ... Read More

Find the Right Assisted Living Community for Mom

Assisted living is senior care that is geared toward people who are still independent but need some help with activities of daily living. These tasks vary from resident to resident and include, but are not limited to, ... Read More

What Is Assisted Living and How Can It Benefit Your Loved One?

Assisted living is senior care that offers assistance to people who are still independent by may need help with daily tasks, like cooking, cleaning, getting around, medication management, and other health care needs. In an assisted living community, ... Read More

5 Common Fears About Assisted Living

You’ve had “the talk” with Mom about assisted living, and you both agree that it’s time for her to make the move. Though she ... Read More

Spring Cleaning Tips: Help Your Senior Mom Organize Her Clutter

It’s not quite so cold outside anymore, and the sun has come out from behind the winter clouds—it’s spring! And it’s a great time to help Mom sort through her clutter and help her decide what stays and what can go. Once you have helped her, you can Read More

20 Questions: Your Checklist for Finding an Assisted Living Community for Mom

If you are just starting the process of finding an assisted living community for Mom, chances are you have a lot of questions and so does she. If you’re not familiar with senior care, the research process can be overwhelming and confusing. Take it one ... Read More

Tips for Having "The Talk" with Mom About Assisted Living

As an outside observer, often times, it is the child who first notices changes in Mom that signal it may be time for her to move to an assisted living community. Sometimes, Mom will come to this conclusion on her own, but if she has not approached the ... Read More

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 to ask others who are already a ... Read More