The Cottages at Clear Lake Opens an Additional Luxury Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Residence

Thu Apr 4, 2013 5:25pm EDT

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LEAGUE CITY, Texas--(Business Wire)--
The Cottages at Clear Lake, an assisted living residence specializing in care of
individuals with Alzheimer`s disease and other memory disorders, completed an
additional luxury residence, the North Cottage, that is now open. These
high-end, luxury residences are unique in their design and offer an
individualized level of quality care. The Cottages at Clear Lake is a fully
licensed assisted living facility with Alzheimer`s Care Certification by the
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. 

The 48 well-appointed private apartments at the North Cottage feature a variety
of floor plans, most conducive for couples, that include private suites with a
bedroom, separate sitting area and a full bath with shower. Additionally, The
Cottages at Clear Lake residents enjoy outdoor activities in secure backyard
gardens. 

"The Cottage concept is designed with the dementia resident in mind," said Lynda
Canas, Director of Operations for The Cottages. "Our nurturing and cottage-like
setting allows residents to live the best quality of life with emotional and
physical care that is tailored to an individual`s needs. Placing a loved one
into the care of others is a tough decision for family members; however, we find
our residents transition and acclimate quickly to their new home." 

The Cottages care concept is inspired by Mayo Clinic`s involvement at the
original Cottages built in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Individual cottages
of eight to 12 residents provide a home-like and familiar atmosphere, easing the
transition and providing comfort to the individual. Each cottage has a
residential kitchen, dining room, living room, a large family room with
expansive views and a well-manicured garden. Meals, activities and daily
programs are developed around smaller "family" groups within each townhome. 

"I chose The Cottages because in addition to the helpful staff, the environment
was the right size and it was bright, sunny and cheerful," said Darlene H.,
daughter of a resident. "The staff helped me understand the Alzheimer`s disease
process and helped my mother by being a friend and advocate for her health
matters. I can`t say enough positive things about the facility, staff and the
services they provide." 

The Cottages has been the leader in Alzheimer`s care in the Panhandle, Central
and South Texas since 1997 and now offers the North Cottage in addition to the
original South Cottage at Clear Lake. Both Cottages feature a luxury finish out,
the state-of-the-art Vigil Dementia System, a secured property, nurse staffing
seven days a week and an onsite chef. 

Alzheimer`s is a degenerative disease affecting the brain that results in memory
loss, behavioral changes and reduction in language and speech skills. According
to the Alzheimer`s Foundation of America, it is estimated that more than 5.1
million Americans suffer from the disease today. The Alzheimer`s Association
estimates one in eight older Americans have Alzheimer`s disease. The incidence
of Alzheimer`s disease is rising in line with the aging population, which means
that it will more than double in the next 30 years as the next generation ages.
Current research from the National Institute on Aging indicates that the
prevalence of Alzheimer's disease doubles every five years beyond age 65. 

ABOUT THE COTTAGES

The Cottages currently has locations in Texas including Amarillo, League City
and Round Rock. The Cottages at Clear Lake is managed by Preston Senior Living,
LLC. 

The Cottages at Clear Lake is now accepting residents to move into their new
home. The Cottages charges all-inclusive monthly resident fees without
additional level-of-care charges. 

To schedule a tour, please call The Cottages at 281-816-5722, walk-ins are also
welcome. The Cottages are located at 400 and 450 Landing Boulevard, League City,
Texas, 77573. 

Learn more about Alzheimer`s disease and The Cottages difference at
www.alzcottages.com (Facility #s: 010237, 010241 & 105485)

Schaefer Advertising
Kristin Moreno, 817-226-4332 ext. 225
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