Friday, April 20, 2018
News Roundup

A homey place for dementia patients

NEW TAMPA — Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can be difficult for families.

When the time comes to make a decision about assisted living, family members often have many questions. At Memory Lane Cottage in Tampa Palms, administrator Grace Marco strives to deliver answers and ease concerns.

"That's what makes this community unique is that my background is in social work and has been for 16 years," Marco said. "I've worked with the elderly population out in the community with the county."

Memory Lane Cottage is a 20-room, state-of-the-art assisted living facility for people suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia-related disease. All rooms are private and fully furnished, complete with full bathrooms. A special feature is the absence of long hallways, which could cause confusion for residents.

"Our setup is unique in that when someone exits their room, they exit into a common area," Marco said. "It feels more like home."

Memory Lane Cottage features an 11,000-square-foot facility and a 13,000-square-foot secured courtyard surrounded by a nature preserve. The courtyard offers multiple walking paths and is accessible 24 hours a day. Marco said the staff encourages residents to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.

The facility also offers personalized care and activities for their residents.

"We're very, very unique with our care plans," Marco said. "Our activities are all designed for the individuals, as opposed to just having groups."

Memory Lane Cottage is located at 5175 Cypress Preserve Drive. To schedule a tour, call (813) 632-1270, or visit memorylanecottage.com for more information.

SHARE YOUR NEWS: If you have an item for Everybody's Business, contact Arielle Waldman at [email protected]

Comments
Clearwater Central Catholic tops Dunedin Spring Tournament host in extra innings

Clearwater Central Catholic tops Dunedin Spring Tournament host in extra innings

DUNEDIN — After losing a four-run lead thanks to a bad sixth inning, it would have been easy for Clearwater Central Catholic to fold against Dunedin in the final of the 49th annual Dunedin Spring Tournament. But quality relief pitching from Gar...
Updated: 28 minutes ago
Span, Rays top Twins in 10 innings

Span, Rays top Twins in 10 innings

ST. PETERSBURG — Roughly four hours before taking the field against his former team Friday, Rays outfielder Denard Span spoke admirably about the Minnesota Twins, their organization in general, even hometown icon Joe Mauer.But business is busin...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Lightning feels Ryan McDonagh’s impact

Lightning feels Ryan McDonagh’s impact

BRANDON — Ryan McDonagh blocks shots. He competes for pucks in the corners and wins those battles. He moves the puck up the ice well. He can join the rush. He can shoot from the blue line. He kills penalties."It was a great pickup by (Lightning...
Updated: 1 hour ago

High school scoreboard for April 20

Friday’s scoreboardSoftballSpringstead 15, Central 0
Updated: 2 hours ago
St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay. Its own report says otherwise.

St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay. Its own report says otherwise.

ST. PETERSBURG — The city said not one of the 266,000 gallons of reclaimed water released on Jan. 18 reached Tampa Bay.There was no mention of the waste released from the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility ever reaching the bay in the city’s notice...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa Bay students voice opinions on gun laws during school walkouts

Tampa Bay students voice opinions on gun laws during school walkouts

Nicole Leary and Taylor Redington stood outside St. Petersburg High School on Friday morning with parents and protesters who had gathered with bullhorns and signs. In a few minutes they would lead about 70 students on a walk to City Hall, joining oth...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Deputies: Woman in road rage incident targeted ... a school bus?

Deputies: Woman in road rage incident targeted ... a school bus?

TAMPA — Deputies are searching for a woman accused of blocking a special needs school bus with her car, getting out and banging and kicking on the bus door until she broke the glass.And there were four children inside, deputies said, as she shouted a...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Sami Vatanen a big loss for Devils if he doesn’t play in Game 5

Sami Vatanen a big loss for Devils if he doesn’t play in Game 5

BRANDON – Devils top defenseman Sami Vatanen had not traveled to Tampa as of Friday afternoon, according to coach John Hynes, and his availability for Game 5 Saturday against the Lightning is in doubt.Hynes, however, did not rule out Vatan...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Plan to entice developers to help pay for Rays ballpark hits speed bump

Plan to entice developers to help pay for Rays ballpark hits speed bump

TAMPA — Private developers would bear much of the cost of a new Rays stadium in Ybor City under a plan Hillsborough County officials are putting together.Developers would benefit by cashing in on commercial, retail and other construction around a ne...
Updated: 4 hours ago
St. Pete police search for missing 20-year-old woman

St. Pete police search for missing 20-year-old woman

ST. PETERSBURG — Officers are searching for a 20-year-old woman who they believe to be missing and who could be in danger.Kayla Brandi Boone was last seen at about 11 p.m. Thursday in the 2700 block of Fourth Street S, according to St. Petersburg pol...
Updated: 4 hours ago