Highgate Senior Living Blog

March 8, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

The Family Meeting: 5 Potential Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Meetings can be excruciating. From people showing up late to the host forgetting to create an agenda, meetings can often feel like a waste of time. Family meetings are no different.

Topics: Family Matters

March 8, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

5 Ways to Work Better Together with Siblings

When caring for an aging parent, your siblings can be a source of support — and a source of stress.

Topics: Family Matters

March 1, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Slideshow: A Step-by-Step Guide to Having a Successful Family Meeting

Discussions around aging and long-term care can be emotional. When you add childhood roles and rivalries, resistant parents, disagreements over practical issues, and the burden of care, it is no....

Topics: Family Matters

March 1, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Why Hold a Family Meeting & How to Do It Peacefully

Caring for an aging loved one is a group effort — or at least it should be.

Topics: Family Matters

February 22, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

3 Reasons to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Parents Moving to Assisted Living

A common question older adults ask is, “Why would I move out of my house?” They equate living in their home with freedom, independence, and happiness because that is how they have always felt....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living

February 22, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

3 Ways Loneliness Might Increase Risk of Dementia

Loneliness is a growing epidemic. Approximately 42.6 million adults over age 45 in the United States are estimated to be suffering from chronic loneliness, according to AARP’s Loneliness Study,....

February 15, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

How Pets Can Emotionally Help Seniors Moving Into Assisted Living Facilities

Seniors often move into assisted living communities when they are ready for help with daily activities, such as dressing, bathing, and meals. It might seem counterintuitive then that people who....

Topics: Holistic Health, Resources for Seniors, Moving to Assisted Living

February 15, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

How to Manage Long-Distance Caregiver Guilt

If you live an hour or more away from a person who needs care, you are a long-distance caregiver. Long-distance caregivers often struggle with making sure they understand the needs of the care....

Topics: Family Matters, Caregiver Guilt

Slideshow: 7 Common Emotions Caregivers Experience

When you become a family caregiver, there are a lot of emotions that are bound to surface, from fear of all the things that “might” happen while being a caregiver to tiredness because you cannot....

Topics: Caregiver Help

February 8, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

7 Ways to Cope with Caregiver Guilt

You cannot live a completely guilt-free life, so there is no such thing as entirely guilt-free caregiving, either. However, you can keep your feelings of guilt within manageable bounds.

Topics: Caregiver Guilt, Caregiver Help