About Story Cottage
Indiana’s Story Cottage is a Creative and Innovative Living Solution for People with Memory Loss
After several years of researching the very best memory care models throughout the country, the concept was launched in July 2019 when the doors of Indiana’s first Story Cottage opened in Indianapolis just south of the picturesque Williams Creek in Meridian Kessler. A second, beautiful memory care home is opening in April 2021, nestled in the Maple Acres among the trees at Carey Road and Beech Drive in Carmel.
Welcome to Story Cottage
Story Cottage provides a safe, residential-style home with trusted caregivers (exclusively provided by Senior Home Companions) ready to help write your next chapter, together. Here, you find peace of mind for your loved one’s long-term memory care journey.
Our Story Cottage at Meridian Hills, Indianapolis and Story Cottage at Carey Grove, Carmel memory care residences are exclusive, private-pay custom homes with an unparalleled staffing ratio offering dedicated and personalized oversight to older adults with memory loss.
Indianapolis Memory Care in an Exclusive, Intimate Home Environment
Memory care patients are most comfortable in environments that are smaller and predictable. Story Cottage provides an intimate residence where your loved one will be stimulated by activities and companionship.
Custom built with your loved one’s comfort and safety in mind, we have carefully considered and designed the interior to beautifully feel like home.
Our memory care homes only have eight to 10 bedrooms. Your loved one will benefit from continuous personalized care and the city’s smallest resident-to-caregiver ratio (4:1).
Multiple spaces, such as private rooms to share a meal, a sunroom and a library, will meet the needs of your loved one as they socialize with other residents and participate in planned activities.
Dedicated and Experienced Staff
We strive to create the best day possible on a daily basis. Our caregivers curate a curriculum tailored to your loved one’s specific emotional and physical needs. This personalized approach ensures each day is overflowing with fulfilling activities.
Our services are provided by dependable caregivers who have extensive memory care experience. Fewer than 20 percent of potential caregivers make it through our rigorous selection process.
Story Cottage partners exclusively with Senior Home Companions. With more than 25 years of experience, we have provided thousands of families with care that helps loved ones live their fullest, most satisfying lives possible.
This is the next chapter in your life’s story…
Unlike Any Dementia Care Option You’ve Previously Considered…
See “Why Story Cottage?”
- Only eight-to-10 bedrooms to focus on quality of care
- Lowest patient-to-caregiver ratio in the city (4:1)
- Custom designed like a warm, beautiful home
- State-of-the-art safety features
- Multiple rooms for private family gatherings or group activities
- Curated, curriculum based on your loved one’s interests
- Rigorous selection process for caregivers
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“Wonderful environment and beautiful atmosphere and great location. Comfortable and beautiful facility like a home. Women I met were amazing at cooking and caring with a gentle touch or sparkling smile. Just very impressed as an RN on my first steps in the door. Clean and welcoming. Felt safe and sound for my loving Uncle B., and made me feel much better when I had to leave him.“
“The Story Cottage staff creates individual and impactful experiences. At Story Cottage, my mother-in-law is not a “patient,” she is not a “dementia case.” She is a resident, neighbor and friend. Story Cottage is her home.“
“Nicole Pope, Esteem Nursing, was a major asset during my husband’s time at Story Cottage. She consistently provided the needed medical care with ongoing sensitivity and compassion. Her open and thorough communication provided comfort and understanding. If questions or concerns existed, Nicole was always available to offer professional and personal support. Having had experiences at other facilities, there is no doubt that her contribution to the care, comfort and meaningful communication of each resident is superior.“
“Story Cottage's Nicole adds joy and compassion to her excellence as a nurse and is an excellent communicator with both your loved one and your family.“
“As a neighbor and a physician, I am impressed by Story Cottage. Is it a great addition to our area and has helped a number of my patients have meaningful, connected lives in spite of memory loss.“
“I was so fortunate to have the care and support of Nurse Nicole during my dear Aunt Sondra’s year as a resident at Story Cottage. Nicole partnered with me throughout Sondra’s days as a resident as she listened to both my concerns for my aunt’s care and dignity, and my worry about her adjustment to the community. Her expertise in working with persons with dementia helped to make the last year of Sondra’s life meaningful and important. While Nicole and I had many discussions about medical and pharmaceutical options to manage Sondra’s behaviors and the challenges that she faced in her journey with dementia, her wise counsel was to seek balance and take time to see how Sondra responded to any change that I decided to make in her care. Nicole always put Sondra first. I remain grateful for her person AND professional care and friendship.“
“I have been serving patients with memory loss for more than 30 years and can honestly say that Story Cottage is likely providing the highest level of memory care I have seen in the State of Indiana. It fits perfectly in a neighborhood and allows residents to essentially age-in-place and maintain a sense of community and independence.“
Dr. Bill Arnold
Richard VanRheenen and Stephanie Martin
“Nicole is warm and caring. She is very thoughtful when suggesting care options. Nicole understands the unique needs of the residents. She made us feel very comfortable from the start at Story Cottage.“