Passionate Care, Personalized —
Welcome to Memory Care in The Cottage
at Elk Creek
At Elk Creek, 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 near Fort Worth 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.
Personalized Services for Memory Care in Burleson
Our loving staff consider caring for our residents in The Cottage their passion. At Elk Creek, 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
- Full-time, licensed nurse
- Medication management
- Personal assistance with daily needs such as bathing, dressing, grooming, transferring, and incontinence based on individualized care plans
- 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
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 team providing memory care near Fort Worth 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 aromatherapy 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.
- Freshly-prepared fare using the finest ingredients
- Three homestyle meals a day
- Two snacks a day
- Specialized diabetic dietary monitoring
- MINDful Menu
- Consistent hydration
- Hand towel aromatherapy
- Spice Club
- Weekly and monthly Chef Action Stations
- Private dining options
Purposeful Burleson Memory Care Amenities
We designed The Cottage at Elk Creek 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.
We encourage all 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 wing of the building
- Spacious, easily navigable apartments
- Large, homelike, central living space
- Dedicated activity area
- Activity stations
- Separate kitchen
- Courtyard with patio
- Safe flooring
- Storytelling artwork
- Light and cheerful furnishings and decor
- Plenty of windows with natural light
- Pet friendly
- Fitness center
- Full-service salon