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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...

The Cottages Offers Support for Families

The director of The Cottages talks about its monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group. Frisco, TX, Oct. 17, 2016 – Families with loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease have a place to turn for support. The Cottages at Chapel Creek and other Cottages locations across Texas offer monthly support group meetings meant to help address the needs of family members and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. While each Cottages location has its own support group schedule, all meetings are designed to provide family members and caregivers valuable information, thoughtful advice and a place to connect with others walking the same path. “When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the diagnosis truly impacts the entire family,” says Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages. “Family members and caregivers need a place to turn to learn what to expect, techniques for coping and to gain insights on how best to help their loved ones live life to the fullest. Our monthly support groups also provide a place where caregivers can meet others who fully understand what they are going through and the emotions and challenges they face.” Each Cottages location has its own set day and time for support group meetings. The gatherings are open to those with a family member or other loved one living with a memory disorder. Meetings are overseen by The Cottages own professional caregivers. People interested in attending can RSVP at their location of choice or stop by the community to express their interest. “The Cottages is more than an assisted living community for those living with Alzheimer’s disease...

The Cottages Readies for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Founder and CEO of The Cottages talks about the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s and how the community can get active. Frisco, TX, Sept. 07, 2016 – The Cottages at Chapel Creek and other Cottages Senior Living locations across Texas are gearing up for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The event is the nation’s largest meant to raise awareness and funding to fight Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to taking part in the Oct. 1 walk in The Colony, the staff at Chapel Creek is also playing host to a silent auction to raise money for its team. “The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an event that is near and dear to our hearts,” says Trent Quinn, founder, founder and CEO of The Cottages Senior Living. “It is an honor and privilege to take part in an event that may someday help bring an end to Alzheimer’s disease and help the millions of Americans who are living with it daily. It is also our privilege to be able to open up participation on The Cottages teams to our community and the families of loved ones who call The Cottages home.” In order to exceed their goal, The Cottages at Chapel Creek has set up a silent auction on September 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their residences located at 8111 Wade Blvd., in Frisco. Supporters are invited to stop by and bid on items created and donated by residents and staff between those hours. Donations of items for the auction are also being accepted. For more information about donating, call Kerston at 972-668-5200. The...

The Cottages Senior Living Opens Luxury Memory Care Residences in Frisco

The founder and CEO of The Cottages Senior Living talks about their newest Alzheimer’s and memory care facility. Frisco, TX, July 28, 2016 – The Cottages at Chapel Creek, an assisted living residence for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders, is now open in Frisco, Texas. These luxury residences are unique in their design and based on creating a home-like environment and individualized level of care for its residents. The Cottages at Chapel Creek is a fully licensed, 90-bed assisted living facility, with Alzheimer’s Care Certification by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. “We are the owner, operator and builder of The Cottages so that we can meet the distinct needs of those living with dementia in these residences,” says Trent D. Quinn, founder and CEO of The Cottages Senior Living. “We believe this attention to detail during the entire process and forward is essential to making the residents feel at home while also providing our professional staff with a proper environment in which to provide around-the-clock, individualized care.” The unique floor plan at The Cottages was initially inspired by Mayo Clinic research and allows residents to live in a smaller, home-like environment. Individual townhomes or cottages, each with 12 – 16 residents, have their own family dining room, living areas and sunroom. Well-balanced meals are served family-style in each cottage. “Grouping residents and caregivers in smaller settings means we are able to develop personal and deep relationships with our residents,” says Quinn. The Cottages concept has been honed by Quinn for years to ensure that residents enjoy an environment where they can continue...

The Cottages at Quail Creek Unveils Luxury Renovation

The Executive Director of The Cottages announces major changes at the Amarillo location. Amarillo, TX, February 16, 2016 – The Cottages are pleased to announce the completion of a major renovation project at its Amarillo location to provide its residents with a state-of-the-art facility that offers all the comforts of home. The Amarillo location was originally opened in 1997 and received a complete renovation to ensure an environment that appropriately reflects The Cottages’ commitment to excellence in providing outstanding care to seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, Executive Director, Pamela Thomas says. “We updated everything,” says Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages. “From the furnishings and flooring to the lighting, oil paintings, landscaping and exterior paint, the entire campus was given a facelift to meet luxury standards. We did all of this to ensure our residents and their families enjoy the very best surroundings as they take advantage of the expertise in care we deliver.” The renovations – inside and out – were performed without an increase in rates either. “We wanted our Amarillo cottages to demonstrate our unwavering dedication to our residents while speaking to our commitment to providing only quality care,” Quinn says. “We’re very pleased with the results and so are our residents.” Specializing in memory care, The Cottages operates several locations throughout Texas. The Amarillo residences are designed to provide around-the-clock, personalized care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related conditions. Created to provide a comfortable, home-like setting, The Cottages at Quail Creek boasts a staff that is certified and licensed to provide expert care. All...

The Cottages Named 2016’s Best by SeniorAdvisor.com

The director of The Cottages talks about the honor and the compassion, expert care that enabled it. Round Rock, TX, December 16, 2015 – Providing the very best in senior care for residents is the daily mission for the people behind The Cottages. Their dedication to helping seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia enjoy a high quality of life was recently recognized by SeniorAdvisor.com. The review website that provides seniors and their family members with ratings and information about communities across the country named The Cottages one of the best in North America for 2016. “This is a tremendous honor that speaks to the dedication and expertise our staff delivers each and every day,” says Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages Senior Living. “What makes being named a SeniorAdvisor.com Best of 2016 Award recipient even more special is the fact the honor comes directly from reviews provided by our residents and their loved ones.” SeniorAdvisor.com has conducted a Best of Awards program for three years. The award singles out facilities that receive consistently high online ratings from reviewers who use the SeniorAdvisor.com website. Less than 1 percent of all providers in North America are eligible for this award. The Cottages is a state-of-the-art assisted living facility that provides residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia with the around-the-clock assistance and expertise required. The philosophy at The Cottages, however, enables it to stand out as distinctly different. Staff members strive to make residents feel truly at home and believe in helping residents live their lives to the fullest. “We care for each of our residents like family,” Quinn explains....