Memory Care starting at $6,940
Passionate Care, Personalized —
Welcome to Memory Care in The Cottage
at Élan Manatee
At the end of a purpose-filled day, we want our Memory Care residents to gently ease into sleep feeling safe, attended-to, and loved. That’s why at Élan Manatee, we offer a holistic approach to Memory Care in the Bradenton, FL area. To achieve a higher standard of dementia and Alzheimer’s services in Bradenton, our staff receives the most current training in all phases of dementia. Our comprehensive, evidence-based outlook to Memory Care ensures your loved one’s well-being – mind, body, and soul. After all, an engaged mind is a nourished mind, so we encourage meaningful connections between our staff and residents.
Residents share stimulating conversation and cherished memories within the buttermilk flow of natural light at The Cottage. Élan Manatee’s Memory Care wing was designed with an intuitive layout to promote a calming environment for Memory Care. Florida team members establish the personalized attention that every resident deserves by keeping the rooms available at The Cottage low and our staff per resident ratio high.
At Élan Manatee in Bradenton, our residents are part of a caring, close-knit community. For us, community means person-centered care around the clock. Whether you need your linens changed or want to enjoy the blooming flowers with a sunlit garden stroll, we’re here for you 24-7.
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Personalized Memory Care Services
Our loving team considers 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 Cottage provides a loving atmosphere and a feeling of security that not only allows our residents a measure of independence and encourages engagement, but also provides their loved ones with much-needed peace of mind.
- Specialized care in all phases of dementia
- Knowledgeable, compassionate staff on-site 24/7
- 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
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 receiving Memory Care. Florida 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
- 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
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. Our Memory Care in Bradenton also offers 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
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, separate 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 for Bradenton Memory Care.
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, separate wing of the building
- Spacious, easily navigable apartments
- Large, homelike, central living space
- Separate kitchen
- Courtyard with gazebo, covered porch, and garden
- Walking trail
- Storytelling artwork
- Activity stations
- Light and cheerful furnishings and decor
- Plenty of windows with natural light
- Therapy Gym
- Access to salon