Kelly Nelson, a nurse, from left, Nancy Patock, housing manager, and Bev Werder, founder of Compassionate Cottage, have a goal of providing person-centered assisted living for older adults at the cottage. The house has five suites, with four additional suites that are under construction and will be completed soon. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
Compassionate Cottage expands living options for older adults
When she lived on her own in New London, Phyllis “Clem” Tone, 83, was often alone and felt she depended on her adult children “more than I wanted to.” Her new suite at Compassionate Cottage has a large window overlooking the front lawn and plenty of room for her rosemaling, cherished wood sculptures made by her late husband, family pictures and cozy furniture.
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