Highgate Senior Living Blog

May 17, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

What to Do When Your Aging Parent Doesn't Want Your Help

 

According to the article “My Parent Is So Stubborn!” published in the Journals of Gerontology, 77% of adult children say their aging parents are stubborn when it comes to managing their daily....

Topics: Caregiver & Family Resources

May 10, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Quiz: Are You a Helicopter Child?

 

You have heard about helicopter parents — the generation of overprotective moms and dads who hovered like helicopters around their children. Well, if you cannot stop worrying about your aging....

Topics: Caregiver & Family Resources

May 3, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Preventing Conflict with an Aging Parent During a Role-Reversal

According to Metlife, approximately 41% of adults age 65 and over have limitations in activities of daily living (such as eating, bathing, or dressing) and instrumental activities of daily living....

Topics: Assisted Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

May 3, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Infographic: Caregivers’ Quality of Life Improves When Loved One Moves to Assisted Living

 

Caregiving for a loved one full-time can be stressful. Just ask Lisa Carter: “It’s hard to admit that you can’t do this day in and day out,” she says. “But it’s not an eight-hour shift. It’s a....

Topics: Assisted Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

May 3, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

The Fine Line Between Caring and Controlling

Although seniors are fiercely protective of their autonomy, they may not want help from their children when it is needed.

Topics: Senior Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

May 1, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Infographic: Caregivers’ Quality of Life Improves When Loved One Moves to Assisted Living

Caregiving for a loved one full-time can be stressful. Just ask Lisa Carter: “It’s hard to admit that you can’t do this day in and day out,” she says. “But it’s not an eight-hour shift. It’s a....

Topics: Assisted Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

April 26, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

4 Ways Highgate Uses the Family-Centered Care Approach

 

When you are searching for a long-term care option for your loved one, you want to find a place that puts your loved one first. Some assisted living and memory care communities also acknowledge....

Topics: Senior Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

April 19, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Why I Love Working at Highgate Senior Living

 

Shelley Phoenix has worked in health care for 20 years — and nowhere is like Highgate Senior Living. At Highgate, the purpose of every person who works there, no matter their job description, is....

Topics: About Highgate Senior Living

April 19, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

How Highgate Helps Memory Care Residents Have a Positive Experience

 

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be difficult, exhausting, and emotionally draining, yet you might believe you are the only one who can take care of your loved one properly. Fortunately,....

Topics: Memory Care Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

April 12, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Finding the Right Memory Care Community for Dad

 

Lisa Carter and her siblings had followed their dad around the world as he served in the U.S. Air Force. Now that James was a 100-percent disabled veteran, Lisa and her sister Ruth were....

Topics: Memory Care Resources