The Cottages of Emmett

Offers Assisted Living

6 Reviews
411 E 12th St, Emmett, ID 83617
Call (844) 334-3818
The Cottages of Emmett (844) 334-3818

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Assisted Living Reviews for The Cottages of Emmett

September 08, 2013

By LuMyTruck

I am a friend or relative of resident

The staff members at the Cottages are very warm and caring; however, some less mobile residents often receive very little interaction for other residents and staff. The activities director does her best with her limited house and tried hard to engage the residence. The manager, however, insists that residence are kept quiet. When family members have come to the Cottages to engage residents in activities that not only help residence to work on memory skills, the manager has complained, even though residence enjoy the experiences and dislike being told they cannot participate. Activities have included a young woman who came in to play music and to sing songs such as B.I.N.G.O. and other songs that triggered positive childhood memories. Another activity included residence playing board games and painting gourds. Each time residents were enjoying themselves Doris, the manager, complained and put a stop to it. Doris also that make arbitrary rules for individual residents that include how often and when a resident can have a phone call as well as how long the resident can talk. She also dictates what time residence have to be in bed and whether residence can leave the building or go outside and sit in the fenced and locked yard. Doris' military style of management serves no one but Doris and no family would want their elderly parents to be in a place where residence are dictated to and told they cannot participate in activities they enjoy.

August 30, 2013

By Fayee

I am a friend or relative of resident

The clients spend most of their time in their rooms. My mom has been there now for 8 weeks and I have yet to see them do any physical exercise. My mom's shoulders and back hurts and she says it's because she just lays around all the time or sits in her chair. She isn't allowed to go outside and I know of only one time that a mental therapist took her on a walk. She doesn't wash her own cloths, do dishes, clean tables or desks, nor does she care for plants like she did at home. She doesn't have a phone and the one in the building doesn't work well. She used to love to visit at night and now we are being told not to call in the evening at all if you can ever get anyone on the phone. My mom has gone down hill since being at the Cottages and says to me that she is forgetting how to talk. One day I bought gourds for her and other residents to paint. I was later told I need to stop as the residents are getting over stimulated. On another occasion my daughter played songs like BINGO and Itchy Bitcy Spider as the residence sang a long and I was told to make arrangements in the future as the residents got too stimulated. When the administrator told us we had to stop one resident shouted out, " Fun on the playground is over and we have to go to our rooms." The administrated replied, "We need to get ready for dinner and the resident responded, " This is more fun then eating. All we ever do is eat and sleep." The administrator like to keep things quiet and folks in their rooms and if they come out of their rooms and do activities with folks other then the mental therapist she gets upset. They say they are a memory care facility. I think not. I haven't seen one plan for memory care for my mom. All I see is locked doors, warning systems on the her door, and nobody has talked to me about who my mom was before the illness as they claim they do to get to know their patients. Mom is losing ground but their pay check keeps coming in. The gals that work for the administrator are great. The administrator is not.
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About The Cottages of Emmett

Our Administrator, Doris Foruria, has been with The Cottages since we opened our first assisted living home in 2001. Doris was honored with the Health Care Hero Award for Elder Care by the Idaho Business Review in 2008. Emmett, Idaho - The Cottages - Assisted Living Facility Alzheimer's and Dementia Care One of the two buildings in Emmett is a secured unit with a staff that is specially trained to care for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia. The Cottages of Emmett is an active member of the Gem County Chamber of Commerce and a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business.

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