Highgate Senior Living Blog

4 Ways to Help Your Loved One Adjust to Highgate Senior Living

Change is hard, and it only gets harder as you age.

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Adjusting to Major Life Change: Moving to Assisted Living

Like any major life change, moving to a new home takes some adjustment. Although many seniors will feel relief at not being alone and not having to maintain a large house, others may feel withdrawn and hesitant about making new friends. You can help by planning to check in often with your loved one.

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Moving Into a Highgate Community? Get Ready to Welcome in Your Loved One's New Assisted Living Family

There are many reasons why moving a parent, even a willing one, can be challenging.

Perhaps your loved one is mourning the loss of their younger years or the home they lived in for decades. Maybe they are scared about aging, making new friends, or finding their way in a new place. You may be mourning all of those things, too. Perhaps you are second-guessing or feeling guilty about your...

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Infographic: Timeline for Making the Move to Assisted Living Stress-free

Many older adults who are preparing to move to assisted living are also faced with the overwhelming task of organizing, cleaning, discarding and packing up decades of family history and memories. You might be surprised to learn the first step in the process of making the move to assisted living easier is not to sort through the items your parent or loved one has accumulated over a lifetime.

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How to Make Your Loved One's New Home Feel Like Home

Change is difficult for everyone, but moving when you are over 65 brings many more dramatic changes. Not only are seniors often coping with aging, but now they are also dealing with downsizing and selling the family home.

If your family is in the midst of helping your parents or a loved one make the transition to assisted living, there are things you can to do ease the transition. There are...

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How to Work with Highgate Team Members to Ease the Transition to Assisted Living

Although the move from one’s home to a new home at Highgate Senior Living is a life-changing one, it does not have to be fraught with stress and anxiety. Just ask Shelia Smart and Rick Pinnell, two adult children who helped their aging parent make the move to a Highgate community.

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Infographic: Questions to Ask When Researching an Assisted Living Community

Type “assisted living” into your Google search bar, and about 1.8 billion results pop up in less than 1 second. Finding the right community for your loved one might feel a little like looking for a needle in a haystack — but it doesn’t have to.

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Assisted Living Tour

Finding the right assisted living community for an aging parent, spouse, or other loved one can be an overwhelming responsibility.

Most people begin the process online, searching lists of communities in their area. This is a great place to begin, says Mandy Ketcham, Community Relations Coordinator Highgate at Yakima.

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5 Tips for Helping Your Parents Downsize the Family Home

Ten years ago, Johanne Lebeau was confronted with the reality and the responsibility of relocating her father, who lived thousands of miles away, after he broke his hip. With the help of her mother, Lebeau tackled the overwhelming task of emptying the family house while her father was hospitalized.

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What Is a Senior Real Estate Specialist and Why Should You Use One?

At some point you, your siblings, or your parents might look around the four-bed, three-bath 3,000-square-foot house and wonder, Is it time to sell the family home?

In the past 20 years, the 55+ senior buyer and seller market has nearly doubled, according to McGraw-Hill Construction data. Maybe your parents recently retired and want to downsize, or perhaps a major life event has made your...

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