Today, we’re talking with Kellee and her mom Trish, a resident of Story Cottage. The experience that Trish and her family have had in their memory care search and with the caregivers at Story Cottage is reflective of many of our residents. Based on several years of researching the very best care models throughout the country, families across Central Indiana have fallen in love with the dedicated and personalized memory care offered at Story Cottage.
Searching for Memory Care
When Kellee and her family began the search for a memory care residence for her mom, Trish, they knew they wanted to maintain a family-like atmosphere. “We were looking for a memory care facility that offered more of a family community environment,” explained Kellee. They knew Trish would enjoy living somewhere “smaller and more boutique-oriented, rather than some of the larger facilities that have 15-20 plus residents in memory care.”
When they found Story Cottage, they knew that this was the right place for Trish. With just 8-10 bedrooms in each residence, and the smallest caregiver-to-client ratio in the city at 4:1, our locations offer an intimate experience that allows residents to truly feel at home. And families have additional peace of mind knowing that we employ premium safety measures in each residence.
A Family Atmosphere
Feeling at home in a Story Cottage location is more than just moving in a client’s personal belongings. From the ground up, we have ensured that our entire residence has a homelike feeling. “You walk into Story Cottage and it feels like a home,” said Kellee. “There’s a fireplace, the TV is on, there’s music playing, there are caregivers moving around, it’s active and lively.”
And just like at home, much of the action centers around the kitchen. “The kitchen is right there,” Kellee said, “And the residents can sit at a bar just right outside the kitchen, look in and see what’s going on.” Families can also visit in our private rooms to socialize with their loved ones and share a meal with them … or with all of the residents!
“We just celebrated my mom’s 89th birthday, and I was able to bring dinner for all of the residents and we all sat around the table,” said Kellee. “I made some side dishes that were my mom’s favorites when she lived independently,” and the group had a lovely meal together in celebration of Trish.
While the customized physical residence goes a long way in creating the homelike feeling at Story Cottage, it’s the caregivers that really seal the deal on our family atmosphere. As Kellee said, “They’re very warm and hands-on. They know the residents and they interact with them in a very casual but meaningful way. There’s humor and there’s love and it’s just like family.”
Our caregivers are provided exclusively by Senior Home Companions, and with more than 25 years of experience in the elder care industry, you can trust that your loved one is in good hands. We have a stringent hiring process for placing new caregivers, and we also provide continued education and training on the latest in memory care and senior living trends.
If you are ready to learn more about joining the Story Cottage family, contact us today online or at 317-449-5696. Our memory care experts are ready to talk with you and answer your family’s questions.