While a cure for Alzheimer’s disease does not yet exist, many options are available that enable those living with the disease or other forms of memory loss to enjoy a quality of life. The progression of Alzheimer’s and the symptoms that accompany it often make it difficult for family members to continue care at home. We are experts at caring for individuals challenged with memory care issues. Through intense focus in this area, we’ve developed a structured environment that serves residents through individualized attention provided by compassionate caregivers in a home-like environment.
Our Auguste’s Cottage is a structured, research-based program utilizing the person-centered model. We care for our residents by making them feel at home, rather than in an institutional setting. Excellent healthcare is always provided, but quality of life is our primary focus.
Auguste’s Cottage is a self-contained center within our community. The concept of the cottage is to focus on maintaining a secure, home-like environment where residents have a sense of belonging. We promote a person-centered approach by surrounding residents with special items from their past and reminiscent artwork to help foster a sense of belonging and cultivate feelings of security and familiarity. This safe environment fosters dignity and supports autonomy. The specially designed, uncomplicated floor plan allows residents to stay oriented and move around more easily by offering strong visual cues. Staff members are always in close proximity to offer support.
The dignity and individual expression of each resident is ensured through providing excellent healthcare, a secure and comforting environment, a clear understanding of memory issues and a strong compassion for those we serve.
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Auguste’s Cottage was created as a tribute to Auguste D. from Frankfort, Germany. Following her death, her physician, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, was curious about her peculiar behavior and completed an autopsy. He discovered neuro-fibular tangles and plaque. This discovery is what inspired the care of what we now know as Alzheimer’s disease.
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