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25 Years of Memory Care Experience | Building Highgate at Temecula’s Unique Dementia and Memory Care Program

When it comes to caring for seniors with dementia and memory loss, the quality of care your loved one receives is only as good as the program the community offers.  While the Highgate at Temecula may be new to the Temecula community, the program at Highgate has been 25 years in the making. 

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VIDEO: Checklist for Memory Care Communities │Dementia Care

It’s important to be prepared when touring different memory care communities. Each community offers their own unique services, and you want to find the one that best fits your loved one with dementia’s needs. Use a checklist and be prepared with questions to ask.

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VIDEO: Finding an Attorney for Your Aging Parent │Power of Attorney

Taking care of your aging loved one is no easy task. It involves making decisions about their health and understanding the options and services for long-term care. While planning for the future with your aging parent, it can be helpful to have an attorney to guide you through these difficult decisions. So, how do you find the right one? 

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VIDEO: Understanding the Role of Powers of Attorney

As your parent ages, it’s important for them to be prepared for their future with a power of attorney. A power of attorney gives someone else the authority or power to act on your behalf. This can help them, and you, as an adult child, feel more prepared in case of a sudden medical emergency. It’s especially important as your aging parent starts thinking about moving to a senior living...

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VIDEO: Helping Your Loved One with Dementia Find the Right Memory Care Community

It may be time for your loved one with dementia to move from their home to a memory care community – but they simply tell you “no.” Even though you’ve done your research and found a community that would be a good fit. How do you encourage them to start thinking about the move?

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Could a dementia caregiver support group save your relationship? Highgate at Temecula Shares How

Caregiving for a loved one with dementia can be very rewarding, but also comes with its fair share of challenging moments, especially when it comes to relationships. Your relationship with siblings, your spouse, your children, or even the parent you are caring for can become strained. 

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The Benefits of Proactively Searching for Senior Living

When it comes to aging, it’s common to prefer not to think about where you will live after you can no longer live on your own. In fact, the older we get, the less most of us like dealing with significant life changes.  Most aging adults want to prevent moving to a nursing home or assisted living community for as long as possible. Some because they think assisted living is just like their...

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Finding the Balance: Alternative vs. Complimentary Medicine Using Holistic Health Care

Holistic health care can come in many different shapes and forms.  It could mean incorporating acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic medicine, homeopathy, or a variety of other approaches that treat more than just an immediate ailment or illness. 

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Does holistic healthcare really make a difference?

A lot of senior living communities like to use buzzwords and flaunt their modern beliefs. Sometimes they discuss concepts like yoga, meditation and holistic healthcare, attempting to appeal to potential residents and their adult children. But, they might be hard-pressed to explain what it really means, and how they use these methods of care.

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VIDEO: What comes after home care? The next steps to take for your loved one with dementia

Your loved one with dementia has been receiving in-home care but the progression of their disease has worsened. You’re overwhelmed with making the decision on what to do next. Where do you start? When you begin searching for a memory care community, start by speaking with friends and family. Ask them about their experience with different communities. Then, make a list of the communities you...

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