Highgate Senior Living Blog

November 15, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

What to Say When a Loved One with Memory Loss Doesn’t Recognize You

You never forget the first time a parent doesn’t recognize you. The loss is heartbreaking. And it doesn’t get easier each time she can’t remember your name or is convinced you’re her sister.

Topics: Memory Care Resources

November 8, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

4 Reasons to Make the Assisted Living Move Sooner Than You Think

While some might see assisted living as “the beginning of the end”, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Many people move to assisted living so they can actually live their life to the fullest....

Topics: Assisted Living Resources, Senior Living Resources

November 1, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

How NOT to Act When Visiting Your Aging Parents Over the Holidays

Going home for the holidays used to be a chance to share family traditions with your children and reconnect with family and friends around the dinner table. But as your parents age, going home....

Topics: Caregiver & Family Resources

October 25, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

6 Tips for Taking Care of a Parent from Far Away

Your dad fell and broke his hip. He spent a few weeks in rehab and is now finally heading home. But you live an hour away and aren’t sure how he'll do back on his own again. Should you offer to....

Topics: Caregiver & Family Resources

October 18, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

5 Benefits of Companion Suites in Memory Care

Companion suites are a unique living option in many memory care communities. An alternative to private suites, companion suites can help seniors not only save money but also feel less isolated and....

Topics: Financial Resources, Memory Care Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

October 11, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Sofia’s Story: Finding the Right Memory Care for Her Son-in-Law

Taking care of people is a trait that runs in Sofia’s family. After watching her mother operate a senior care home for many years, Sofia found her calling in pastoral ministry. She spent years....

Topics: About Highgate Senior Living, Memory Care Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

October 4, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Eric’s Story

Anyone with a loved one with Alzheimer’s can tell you, the disease (or any other form of dementia) is an emotional journey. One that can last several years and one that is impossible to prepare....

Topics: About Highgate Senior Living, Memory Care Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

September 27, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Should You Live with an Aging Parent?

Often, a parent needing more assistance as they age is a gradual change. It might start with picking up groceries for your mom on your way home from work or taking your dad to a doctor’s....

Topics: Caregiver & Family Resources

September 25, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

3 Ways to Help an Aging Parent Live Their Best Life in Old Age

Be happy and healthy at an old age - that’s the goal. But, when a health crisis risks this, it’s not abnormal for an adult child to come running to the rescue - or so they think. Helping a parent....

Topics: Caregiver & Family Resources

September 20, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

6 Assisted Living Warning Signs to Look for When Touring a Community

Moving a parent to an assisted living community is a big decision. One that families try their best to find an option that will provide the best care and support at an affordable price. But amidst....

Topics: Assisted Living Resources