Priscilla's Cottage Adult Daycare

Priscilla's Cottage Adult Daycare Priscilla's Cottage is an Adult Health Daycare for people with memory conditions. We offer a smaller engaging day program designed specifically for the needs of people with memory conditions.
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Priscilla's Cottage is a social day program for early to mid Alzheimer's, other dementias and memory issues. We are a unique respite program since we only have participants with memory conditions. Our smaller program offers individual care for the participants and a less stressful environment for those who attend. I created Priscilla's Cottage for two reasons. First, I wanted a place that caregivers could leave their loved ones so they could have a break from care giving. Caregivers need to take care of themselves, go out to lunch with friends, play golf or just have some me time. Secondly, Priscilla's Cottage is for those who have memory conditions to make friends, have fun and to socialize. I know many caregivers feel their loved ones will not want to stay without them. However, once they walk in the door those who attend Priscilla's Cottage are very happy to be there. Our days are filled with fun, stimulating activities designed to keep everyone who attends engaged throughout the day. We have an outdoor patio for gardening or relaxing in the fresh air. Snacks and lunch are included in the program. Most importantly each participant is treated with dignity. Food gets spilled, crafts can be a little messy or words cannot be found. This is just part of the day, we keep the day moving as if nothing happened. For them to feel respected is very important to us. At Priscilla's Cottage keeping your loved one safe is our top priority. We are a locked facility with keypad access. We have live cameras that you can sign onto during the day to see how your loved one is doing. All of our staff are CPR certified and have dementia care experience. Contact us to schedule your free four hour visit.

Alzheimer’s Association offers free virtual classes
04/03/2020
Alzheimer’s Association offers free virtual classes

Alzheimer’s Association offers free virtual classes

While many people are practicing social distancing at home, the Alzheimer’s Association recommends using educational programs online to help aid their loved ones.

Good news I managed to get the Medicaid application submitted just under the March 31 deadline. Changing the ownership o...
04/01/2020

Good news I managed to get the Medicaid application submitted just under the March 31 deadline. Changing the ownership of the daycare proved to be a bit challenging.

Unfortunately the people I sold the daycare to had accumulated $900 in fines from the state. Before they would issue me a license the fines needed to be paid. Thankfully the legal department decided I did not have to pay their fines.

The daycare is officially Priscilla's Cottage Adult Daycare. Hopefully we will be accepting Medicaid clients sometime this summer.

03/26/2020

The state of Georgia has requested that all adult daycares close until the Coronavirus threat has passed. I had already closed, but now it is official. I am looking forward to the day we can reopen the doors to our friends.

Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter
03/26/2020

Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter

If you’re caring for someone with dementia at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s important to watch for changes in behavior, such as increased confusion which is often the first symptom of illness. If your loved one with dementia shows rapidly increased confusion, contact your health care provider for advice. More tips at alz.org/COVID19.

My shirt for today. Caring for my parents was the most difficult time of my life. During this time of isolation your car...
03/24/2020

My shirt for today. Caring for my parents was the most difficult time of my life. During this time of isolation your caregiving job is much harder. Remember to take care of yourself.

If you have questions or just need to talk to someone call the 24 hour line. I know this isolation is toughest on caregi...
03/20/2020

If you have questions or just need to talk to someone call the 24 hour line. I know this isolation is toughest on caregivers of loved ones with dementia.

We are here for you 24/7, around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

Missing my friends. I can't wait until Coronavirus is a thing of the past.
03/19/2020

Missing my friends. I can't wait until Coronavirus is a thing of the past.

03/18/2020

A few ideas to help make your social distancing isolation caregiving a bit easier.

1.Bake or cook simple recipes together.

2.Clean around the house. Sweep the patio, fold towels or tasks that help the person feel a sense of accomplishment.

3.Do arts and crafts, such as knitting, painting, coloring. Keep patterns and tools simple. Google is your friend for ideas.

4. Look at books the person used to enjoy.

5.Organize household or office items, particularly if the person used to take pleasure in organizational tasks.

6. Read the newspaper.

7. Play music or sing songs.

8.Tend the garden.

9.Watch family videos.

10. Work on puzzles, word searches, simple crossword puzzles.You can find these online and print them out.

11. Youtube can become your best friend. You can find, music, television shows, bird watching just about anything to keep them engaged for a while.

12. Chair exercise with them or get them up and walking. Again youtube can help with exercise videos for seniors. If they sit all day sleeping at night might become an issue.

03/18/2020

If you are interested in bringing your loved one to Priscilla's Cottage once the isolation period is over please give us a call 770-962-0800 or email [email protected]. We are happy to answer any question you might have about our services.

03/18/2020

I know this isolation is tough when you live with someone who has dementia. I hope all of the caregivers are able to take breaks during the day.

If your loved one is safe alone for a few minutes step outside to refresh your mind. If you cannot leave them close your eyes and take some deeps breaths.

I could not leave my mom's side so I would put her in a chair, close my eyes, breath deeply and count to 10. It truly helped relieve the stress. Caregiving for a loved one with dementia is the toughest job there is, remember to take care of yourself too.

Caregivers go through more than they will tell you - Be Positive
03/09/2020
Caregivers go through more than they will tell you - Be Positive

Caregivers go through more than they will tell you - Be Positive

CAREGIVERS go through more than they will tell you. They give up a lot and rarely have a social life.They can get sick and emotionally worn out. It's a lot for one person and you will never know until you have walked the road of a caregiver. ~unknown~Please share with your friends..Caregivers don't....

I am a huge germaphobe and obsessed with keeping germs out of my home and Priscilla's Cottage. Having hand sanitizer at ...
03/06/2020

I am a huge germaphobe and obsessed with keeping germs out of my home and Priscilla's Cottage. Having hand sanitizer at our door is one way we are keeping everyone healthy at Priscilla's Cottage.

Due to popular demand Happy is back! We have brought back some of our old favorites and are creating new ones. We have a...
03/02/2020

Due to popular demand Happy is back! We have brought back some of our old favorites and are creating new ones. We have a fantastic staff filling our days with fun and engaging activities.

For my parents I put baskets of snacks out for them. My dad was always hungry so having the baskets throughout the house...
02/29/2020
What You Need to Know About Dementia and Eating Disorders

For my parents I put baskets of snacks out for them. My dad was always hungry so having the baskets throughout the house gave him safe food to eat.

Also, using a colored plate helps them see the food. If using a fork is a challenge give them a plate with a lip and a spoon to scoop their food. Once forks and spoons are forgotten finger foods are great.

At Priscilla's Cottage we use aprons for those who have issues with eating. The aprons covers their entire front and lap and are not bibs. Preserving their dignity is one of our top priorities at Priscilla's Cottage.

Tips for recognizing eating disorders in elderly patients and what you can do about it.

Photos from Priscilla's Cottage Adult Daycare's post
02/26/2020

Photos from Priscilla's Cottage Adult Daycare's post

Creative Alzheimer’s Care Tips: What’s Yours?
02/24/2020
Creative Alzheimer’s Care Tips: What’s Yours?

Creative Alzheimer’s Care Tips: What’s Yours?

Those of us who care for an elderly person with dementia or Alzheimer's on a regular basis know that it can be a difficult situation to be in. Luckily, we're bringing you some handy "life hacks" you haven't tried, courtesy of some wonderfully helpful Reddit users.

Alzheimer's Inspiration
02/24/2020

Alzheimer's Inspiration

02/20/2020
We had a Valentine's day filled with love and fun at Priscilla's Cottage.
02/15/2020

We had a Valentine's day filled with love and fun at Priscilla's Cottage.

Alzheimer's Awareness
02/08/2020
Alzheimer's Awareness

Alzheimer's Awareness

Share this valuable information with your friends and family who may be dealing with something similar.

One of our beautiful Valentine's vases with flowers.
02/07/2020

One of our beautiful Valentine's vases with flowers.

01/29/2020

Everything is moving along at Priscilla's Cottage. We have old friends returning and new ones joining us. In February I will be attending the class to become a Medicaid provider. Hopefully by May we will be accepting Medicaid.

Recently a Medicaid representative visited and is looking forward to Priscilla's Cottage becoming a daycare provider. I am looking forward to our doors being opened to more friends.

01/17/2020

I have started the process for Priscilla's Cottage to be a Medicaid provider. Hopefully by the spring of 2020 we will be accepting Medicaid. If you have a loved one currently on Medicaid please drop by for a visit. I would love to show you what all we have to offer.

01/14/2020

I am very happy to say that Priscilla's Cottage is open! The journey over the past year has been extremely frustrating, stressful and thankfully over. I am thrilled that with the help of many amazing and supportive people we are open again.

One of our past clients on her first day back told me it was like coming home. I agree with her it is great to be back. 💕

NPR
12/18/2019
NPR

NPR

For many people suffering from dementia, symptoms like poor sleep and agitation can also have a profound impact on quality of life.

Bright daytime lighting can help, researchers say. (Here & Now)

Time to get busy rebuilding Priscilla's Cottage! Thank you so much to everyone who supported me through this nightmare.
12/06/2019

Time to get busy rebuilding Priscilla's Cottage! Thank you so much to everyone who supported me through this nightmare.

How to Convince a Resistant Elder to Attend Adult Day Care
11/30/2019
How to Convince a Resistant Elder to Attend Adult Day Care

How to Convince a Resistant Elder to Attend Adult Day Care

Adult day care services can be a lifesaver for stressed caregivers, but seniors often reject this idea for respite. A veteran caregiver shares what NOT to do when pitching a senior center and offers tips for getting a loved one to try it out.

We did it! They finally signed the surrender papers! Keeping the pressure on them with the court case forced them to sig...
11/18/2019
Click here to support Help Revive Priscilla's Cottage organized by Suzanne Walker

We did it! They finally signed the surrender papers! Keeping the pressure on them with the court case forced them to sign the change of ownership documents. They still need to return the assets, client information and a few other things, but this is a huge victory. I could not have accomplished this on my own. I am so grateful for all of the support and donations I have received.

The next step is getting a lease. Unfortunately the landlord was also robbed of rent so he is not making it easy for me to sign a lease. He is asking for several months of rent as a security deposit. The state license is tied to this location so I need to get a lease with the landlord. I am again asking for help. Hopefully this will be the last time. If you could please share, donate if you can and pray I can work out the lease.

Thank you all so much for the support to help me get through these few months. One more important step and Priscilla's Cottage can reopen.

Suzanne Walker Help Revive Priscilla's Cottage My friend Sheryl Dornblaser opened an adult daycare in Lawrenceville GA for people with memory impairment, such

11/17/2019

I always wanted my parents to see me smile. My rule was no tears in front of mom and dad.

My parents are the reason I created Priscilla's Cottage. Alzheimer's takes so much away from each person, the one with t...
11/17/2019

My parents are the reason I created Priscilla's Cottage. Alzheimer's takes so much away from each person, the one with the disease and their loved ones. Even though our friends may not remember Priscilla's Cottage when they walk out the door, while they are with us they are treated with dignity and love.

My parents are the reason I created Priscilla's Cottage. Alzheimer's takes so much away from each person, the one with the disease and their loved ones. Even though our friends may not remember Priscilla's Cottage when they walk out the door, while they are with us they are treated with dignity and love.

AARP
11/10/2019
AARP

AARP

Don't let caring for a parent ruin your relationship.

Aging At Home,Inc.
11/02/2019

Aging At Home,Inc.

Jean gave us all a scare last week, but today she was all smiles. She loved having Keith brushing her hair. She reached ...
10/28/2019

Jean gave us all a scare last week, but today she was all smiles. She loved having Keith brushing her hair. She reached to hold my hand with a beautiful smile. Alzheimer's can definitely be a rollercoaster ride. We were very happy to receive smiles today. 💕 Keith Frazier

Alzheimer's Inspiration
10/20/2019

Alzheimer's Inspiration

Taking my parents to the hospital was so difficult. They never understood why they were there and needed someone with th...
10/05/2019
Emergency Departments - the Worst Places for People with Dementia | HelloCare

Taking my parents to the hospital was so difficult. They never understood why they were there and needed someone with them 24 hours a day. The ER visits were a nightmare, but sometimes very necessary. I was always happy when we were sent home and not admitted.

Despite the frequency of admissions of people with dementia, ERs are not equipped to handle and manage people who may have dementia symptoms.

Alzheimer's Inspiration
10/01/2019

Alzheimer's Inspiration

A big challenge for caregivers is figuring out how to get someone with dementia to eat. These 8 tips make mealtimes easier & help seniors eat independently.

This story breaks my heart. My mom was abused in a memory care unit. I was an obsessed daughter about my mom's care and ...
09/29/2019
A beloved father, a night of betrayal

This story breaks my heart. My mom was abused in a memory care unit. I was an obsessed daughter about my mom's care and I visited every day. I found bruises on her in places that made no sense for her daily care.

My son and I showed up at 12:00am and found no staff in the memory unit. I reported this to management the next day. The next night my son and I went to the facility, this time at 2:00am again no staff.

Nothing was done by management so I bought a nanny cam. My fears were proven true as I watched the video one day. I contacted the district attorney about how to handle the situation and was told to contact DFACS. I was shocked that this person was not arrested.

The person was fired and I was promised changes would happen, they did not. I was marked as a problem family member and all staff were warned about me.

At the time there was no place to move my mom to. I kept the camera there and continued to be the problem family member for every resident in the memory unit.

There are many great caregivers, but also sadly there are too many who just do not care about the residents. It is a tough job, low pay and a lot of work. I recommend to everyone to visit often and at all times of the day, especially overnight.

An AJC investigation finds that a significant share of private pay senior care facilities failed to provide even the minimal level of care that Georgia regulations require at assisted living facilities and personal care homes.

Address

1180 McKendree Church Rd, # 107 Lower Parking Lot
Lawrenceville, GA
30043

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(770) 962-0800

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I was my parents primary caregiver as we journeyed through Alzheimer’s. Our journey was 16 years long and it was the most difficult thing I have ever done. Those 16 years were also the absolutely most rewarding part of my life. Priscilla’s Cottage was created from my desire to help other families on their journey. I named the daycare after my mom, Priscilla, because she would have loved to have spent time there with her friends.

Priscilla's Cottage is an adult health daycare for early to mid Alzheimer's, other dementias or memory issues. We are a unique program since we only have participants with memory conditions and offer a smaller program with individual care for the participants in a less stressful environment. I created Priscilla's Cottage for two reasons. First, I wanted a place that caregivers could leave their loved ones so they could have a break from care giving. Caregivers need to take care of themselves, go out to lunch with friends, play golf or just have some me time. Secondly, Priscilla's Cottage is for those who have memory conditions to make friends, have fun and to socialize. I know many caregivers feel their loved ones will not want to stay without them. However, once they walk in the door those who attend Priscilla's Cottage are very happy to be there. Our days are filled with fun, stimulating activities designed to keep everyone who attends engaged throughout the day. We have an outdoor patio for gardening or relaxing in the fresh air. Snacks and lunch are included in the program. Most importantly each participant is treated with dignity. Food gets spilled, crafts can be a little messy or words cannot be found. This is just part of the day, we keep the day moving as if nothing happened. For them to feel respected is very important to us. At Priscilla's Cottage keeping your loved one safe is our top priority. We are a locked facility with keypad access. All of our staff are CPR certified and have dementia care experience. Contact us to schedule your free four hour visit.

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