American Senior Communities

Auguste's Cottage Memory Care

While a cure for Alzheimer's disease does not yet exist, many options are available that enable those 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 home-like living conditions.

Our Auguste's Cottage is a structured, research-based program utilizing the social model philosophy of care. 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. Stimulating daily activities are offered and encouraged to sustain independence and promote a healthy spirit. 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 surround residents with artwork and special personal items from their past to help foster a sense of belonging and cultivate feelings of security. Plants adorn the halls and pets visit frequently. This protected environment fosters dignity and supports autonomy by reducing challenges. The specially designed, uncomplicated floor plan allows residents to stay oriented and move around more easily by offering strong visual cues. Some locations offer multiple centers designed to fit the needs of our residents through each stage of their journey. Program levels vary at each community.

Compassionate, friendly, patient and knowledgeable are just a few ways to describe the Auguste's Cottage caregivers. We pride ourselves in being selective and hire only the best professionals and provide them with on-site training and education in memory impairment. Under the guiding hands of our trained Memory Care Facilitators, we pledge to give each resident the highest quality of care possible.

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 Story

In 1906, a woman passed away after suffering for several years with memory loss, paranoia, auditory hallucinations, unpredictable behavior and a decline in the ability to care for herself. The 56-year-old woman was a patient of German neurologist Alois Alzheimer. Her name was Auguste D., of Frankfurt, Germany, and she was the first person in whom the features of Alzheimer's disease were recognized. Her diagnosis formally began the world's understanding and treatment of memory loss. We have named our memory care program "Auguste's Cottage" in her honor.



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