Highgate Senior Living Blog

5 Ways to Research Assisted Living Facilities Before Going on a Tour

So you’ve had “The Talk” with your parents about assisted living, and now you’re ready to start exploring your options.

With more than 28,000 assisted living residences in the U.S., looking for the right one can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are five simple steps you can take to research assisted living communities before going on a tour.

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3 Purposeful Living Projects that Support Highgate Residents in Living Meaningful Lives

How do you express your creativity?

What brings you spiritual fulfillment?

If you could choose to go anywhere in a car, where would you go?

These are just some of the questions residents are asked when they arrive at Highgate Senior Living. The purpose? To help the team members and care partners understand what brings meaning to each resident’s day.

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How Highgate's Higher Level of Care Keeps Residents Aging in Place in Assisted Living Longer

If you are a family caregiver for an aging loved one, you might have heard the phrase “aging in place.” Aging in place is a general term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice for as long as they are able.

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The Connection Between Emotional and Physical Well-being in Elderly Adults | A Look at the Importance of a Holistic Healthcare Approach

It’s often overlooked.  The strong connection between how we feel emotionally, and the affect it can have on our physical health. And vice versa, the affect that physical limitations can have on our emotional well-being.

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5 Common Fears Families Have About Memory Care

The journey of caring for a loved one with dementia begins at diagnosis. Whether you are the primary caregiver, or share the responsibility with others, caring for them will have its ups and downs. At some point, you may need an alternative to taking this on yourself.

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Benefits of a Caregiver Support Group When Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

As a caregiver for a loved one with dementia, it’s likely that you have a lot on your plate, from managing medications to dealing with sundowners syndrome. Although caring for a loved one with long-term memory loss is both rewarding and difficult, the extra responsibilities, added to a life that is already full of them, can create dramatically higher levels of stress for caregivers. And more...

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5 Considerations When Using Long-term Care Insurance to Pay for Assisted Living

You have health insurance to cover preventive care and illnesses. But 70 percent of people older than 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, and health insurance won’t pay for it.

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When is the right time to start looking for Assisted Living?

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a hard and fast rule about when you should start exploring assisted living options? Each situation is different, and there isn’t a certain age people typically begin looking.

But what most people do is the opposite of what you should do,waiting until a crisis strikes and the need is immediate to do any research. This can leave you stuck on a long waitlist or in...

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5 Most Common Reasons to Search for an Assisted Living Community

It’s a difficult conversation to have: telling a parent they are no longer safe living at home alone. In fact, it’s a conversation that most adult children admit avoiding as long as possible. So, when is the right time to begin the conversation? Here are five common reasons families begin the search for an assisted living community. 

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6 Tips for Smoothly Transitioning a Parent with Dementia to Memory Care

With the increasing demands of dementia caregiving, a day may come when it is no longer possible to care for your loved one at home, or when the care they could receive in a specialized environment exceeds the care you can provide at home.

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