The Garden Cottage: Assisted Living
The Garden Cottage is a freestanding home on the Penick campus where we provide care for 10 residents, each in a private room but sharing a kitchen, living room, dining room and patio. It is a real home, like you and I live in. Studies show that seniors living in this type of environment show notable improvements in quality of life:
- Depression diminishes
- People begin to feed themselves again
- Seniors who are confined to a wheelchair begin to walk
- Seniors lead happier healthier lives as the coldness of a nursing institution is removed and replaced with a warm, friendly setting. Staff interacts closely with each resident every day to encourage social interaction, and to promote emotional well being. Residents are fully engaged in daily life and activities of the household. They choose menus, plan activities and participate in family meetings.
- Families feel better about the lives their loved ones live and tend to visit more often, largely because they are visiting a home, not an institution.