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MEMORY CARE

Passionate Care, Personalized - Welcome to Memory Care in The Cottage at Élan Manatee

At Élan Manatee, we believe that the good life for our Alzheimer’s and dementia care residents is found in moments. Moments filled with happiness, kindness, purposefulness, and laughter. The kind of small, pleasurable moments that make life worth living. The ones that are best enjoyed in the present. That’s why we offer a comprehensive, loving, evidence-based approach to memory care in The Cottage - because every moment makes a difference in the quality of life for our residents.

We intentionally keep the number of available rooms in The Cottage low and our staff per resident ratios high so that all of our residents can enjoy warm, attentive, compassionate care in a small, home-like environment. We want our memory care residents to feel like they’re part of a caring, close-knit community. We want them to be reminded every day of two things we feel strongly about: that they’re important and that they matter.


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Personalized Memory Care Services

Our loving staff consider caring for our residents in The Cottage their passion. At Élan Manatee, we support this passion with required certifications and the best of ongoing training in positive, person-centered dementia care. Also, we maintain higher staff-per-resident ratios to ensure every staff member can truly get to know each resident and the kind of personalized assistance they need.

We love when our staff and residents bond, so we actively encourage meaningful relationships between them. These relationships benefit the resident by allowing their caregivers to be more intuitive and flexible in their care, as well as their loved ones by providing access to detailed information from the caregivers themselves. The loving atmosphere and secure setting of The Cottage not only allows our residents a measure of independence and encourages engagement, but it also provides their loved ones with much-needed peace of mind.

  • Specialized care in all phases of dementia
  • Skilled, compassionate staff on-site 24/7, including certified care staff
  • Medication management
  • Personal assistance with daily needs based on individualized care plans
  • Personal medical alert systems
  • Housekeeping and personal laundry service
  • Passionate focus on cleanliness
  • On-site physical therapy available
  • Scheduled transportation available

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Specialized Memory Care Activities Focused on Quality of Life

Every member of our passionate staff is here to make a difference in the lives of our residents. That’s why all of the memory care activity programming in The Cottage has been specifically developed according to the latest scientific research on both improving quality of life and slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia in our residents. We seek every day to enrich their lives with sensory engagement, appropriate exercise, and intellectual, vocational, social, spiritual, and stress-reducing activities.

As part of our programming, we engage our residents in a specialized, evidence-based method of teaching and learning. This helps our compassionate staff connect with our memory care residents on their level in a no-judgment zone that emphasizes the respect and value of each resident. Through this method, our residents participate in activities that help with things like rebuilding motor skills and connecting to long-term memory. We also provide opportunities for residents to engage in meaningful, purposeful activities such as cleaning, cooking, or sorting so that they feel happy, hopeful, helpful, and productive.

  • Specially-designed, personalized My Legacy program
  • Ageless Grace and other appropriate exercises
  • Montessori method of learning
  • Intellectually-engaging activities such as puzzles, brain teasers, and word games
  • Signature themed sensory boxes
  • Interactive life and work stations
  • Pet therapy

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Enticing Memory Care Dining Experiences

In The Cottage, we understand that food is both nutrition and experience. We serve only fresh, delicious, scratch-made food with warm, friendly service from menus specifically designed to abide by the latest nutritional guidelines in both physical and cognitive wellness. We also offer individualized dietary monitoring and do our best to tailor menu selections according to the history and preferences of our residents.

Additionally, we employ several programs to help entice healthy appetites and encourage good nutrition. We regularly schedule Spice Club and our hand towel therapy sessions to engage the proper senses in close proximity to meals. Our residents can also get involved in the food preparation process with our weekly and monthly Chef Action Stations. By creating opportunities to engage with our residents using food, we hope to go beyond providing a healthy diet into providing another way to connect.

  • Family-style dining
  • Freshly-prepared fare using the finest ingredients
  • Three homestyle meals a day
  • Two snacks a day
  • Bistro bar
  • Specialized diabetic dietary monitoring
  • MINDful Menu
  • Consistent hydration
  • Hand towel therapy
  • Spice Club
  • Weekly and monthly Chef Action Stations
  • Celebratory meals
  • Private dining options

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Purposeful Memory Care Amenities

We designed The Cottage at Élan Manatee as a calm, homelike, open environment to inspire comfort and community as well as provide plenty of opportunities for independence. Residents of The Cottage live in their own, specialized, secure wing of the building. Each well-appointed suite or private room is created to be both accessible and easily navigable and opens onto a spacious, yet cozy living area.

We encourage all of our residents to bring their own belongings and make their new residence their home. The Cottage features its own beautiful courtyard as well as a personal kitchen. Common area decorations are specifically chosen to inspire personal engagement, joyful tales, and happy memories. There are also plenty of cozy gathering spaces to encourage social interaction.

  • Dedicated, secure wing of the building
  • Spacious, easily navigable apartments
  • Large, homelike, central living space
  • Separate kitchen
  • Secure courtyard with gazebo, covered porch, and garden
  • Walking trail
  • Safe flooring
  • Storytelling artwork
  • Activity stations
  • Light and cheerful furnishings and decor
  • Plenty of windows with natural light
  • Pet-friendly
  • Therapy Gym
  • Access to salon
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