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The Cottages Senior Living with Mandy Quinn

Featured in New LifeStyles Mandy Quinn is the Executive Vice President for The Cottages Senior Living, which are licensed and certified assisted living communities for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. The Cottages are a family owned and operated business with six facilities and locations in multiple cities. During a recent interview with Mandy, she said she mainly deals with the marketing, branding and advertising aspects for The Cottages and has had the business for 14 years now, which she runs with her husband. Read...

Finding the Right Memory Care Community

Featured in New LifeStyles Memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can be difficult to handle and cope with. Not only is it hard for your loved one, but it can also be tough as a family member or caregiver. If you have a loved one who suffers from dementia, it may be a good option to seek out professional care at a Memory Care community. Read...

Finding the Right Alzheimer’s Care Facility: What You Need to Know

The director of The Cottages offers insights on how to find a good match. Frisco, TX, Dec. 15, 2016 – When a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease has symptoms that make it ill advised to continue care at home, families often find themselves seeking long-term care solutions. Finding the right memory care facility for a loved one, however, isn’t as simple as it may sound. “People living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders tend to do better in specialized facilities that are secure and provide as much of a home-like atmosphere as possible,” says Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages. “Comfortable surroundings can help loved ones feel more at home, sometimes making it easier for them to adjust to new living arrangements so that they may live life to its fullest.” Vetting a residential care facility before making a placement choice is important to ensure the best possible situation for a loved one. Quinn offers these tips to help families explore their options: Look into reviews and recommendations – Speak with the loved one’s healthcare provider for placement advice. Read online reviews. Talk to residents at a facility and their family members. Check into backgrounds – State and federal agencies have records of complaints, concerns and inspections for facilities under their watch. In addition, Medicare and Medicaid star rankings can be helpful. Visit in person – The best way to gain a real feel for a residential care facility is to physically go visit. The first visit should be announced, providing a way to meet staff and gain insights about services offered. It can...