The Cottages Blog

Tips for Safety-Proofing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

It’s important that caregivers ensure our loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia live as independently as possible but also safely. We can help by monitoring our loved one’s home to make sure it is as safe a ... 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

8 Common Reasons Seniors End up in the ER and How to Avoid Them

There are many reasons why seniors may end up in the emergency room. While it is not always possible to prevent an ER trip, knowing the most common reasons that a hospital visit may occur is the first step in preventing ... Read More

5 Signs Your Senior Parent Should Not Be Living Alone

Making the decision that it’s time for your senior parent to stop living alone can be difficult. The signs that there is a problem can be very subtle at first. If your senior parent is starting to exhibit any of the ... Read More

5 Ways Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Falling

One-third of Americans age 65 and older falls every year. Falls are the number one cause of injuries in seniors. While some falls are hard to avoid, many falls are easily preventable just through making a few simple ... Read More

8 Summertime Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer is a fun, laid-back time of the year, but it can also be dangerous. The excessive heat and humidity can be health hazards. Practice summertime safety, and you and your loved ones can enjoy the season without ... Read More

How Medications Are Managed in an Assisted Living Community

Many assisted living residents take several medications, and they usually have more than one prescribing doctor as well. The benefits of medications, when used as directed, greatly outweigh the risks. Medications improve the quality of residents’ ... Read More

5 Ways You Can Help Mom Manage Her Medications

Proper medication management is important. With nearly one-third of adults in the United States taking more than five daily medications, Read More

Signs Your Senior Mom Should Not Be Driving

Some conversations are more difficult than others. Figuring out when it’s time to talk to Mom about giving up her car keys is hard. Actually talking to Mom about not driving anymore is even more challenging. So when should you talk to Mom about not ... Read More