Highgate Senior Living Blog

Parenting the Parent

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

Quiz: Are You a Helicopter Child?

Preventing Conflict with an Aging Parent During a Role-Reversal

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

The Fine Line Between Caring and Controlling

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

4 Ways Highgate Uses the Family-Centered Care Approach

Why I Love Working at Highgate Senior Living

How Highgate Helps Memory Care Residents Have a Positive Experience

Finding the Right Memory Care Community for Dad

From Caregiver Back to Daughter Again: Adjusting to the New Normal

From Daughter to Caregiver: When Caregiving Creeps Up on You

When the Stress of Caregiving at Home Becomes Too Much

3 Tips for Getting More Support from Your Siblings When Caregiving

How to Avoid Power Struggles Over Inheritance or Assignment of Legal Powers

Slideshow: The 11-Step Problem-Solving Process for Families

Quiz: Are You Acting Out of Emotional Need or Fighting Old Battles?

5 Professionals Who Can Help When Your Family Hits Trouble Spots

Common Causes of Family Tensions and Disagreements

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

5 Ways to Work Better Together with Siblings

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

Why Hold a Family Meeting & How to Do It Peacefully

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

3 Ways Loneliness Might Increase Risk of Dementia

How Pets Can Emotionally Help Seniors Moving Into Assisted Living Facilities

How to Manage Long-Distance Caregiver Guilt

Slideshow: 7 Common Emotions Caregivers Experience

7 Ways to Cope with Caregiver Guilt

Infographic: Feeling Guilty? You Are Not Alone

Why Caregivers Feel Guilty

Slideshow: Moving to Assisted Living? Here is a Handy Packing List

Sheila Smart's Secrets to Easing the Transition to Highgate Senior Living

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

Adjusting to Major Life Change: Moving to Assisted Living

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

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

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

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

Infographic: Questions to Ask When Researching an Assisted Living Community

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Assisted Living Tour

5 Tips for Helping Your Parents Downsize the Family Home

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

Two Must-have Powers of Attorney for Seniors

Quiz: Should You Talk to Your Parents About Considering a Power of Attorney?

3 Steps for a Successful Doctor’s Visit with Your Aging Loved One

5 Tips for Communicating with Your Parent’s Doctor

How to Help Aging Parents When You Live Far Away

When Is the Right Time to Opt for Assisted Living Services?

3 Conversation Starters for Talking with Parents About Aging

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Check Out Assisted Living

What You Need to Know About Assisted Living Wait Lists

How Long Will It Take to Find the Right Assisted Living Community for My Mom?

How Long Will It Take to Move My Parents into Assisted Living?

Infographic: Tell-tale Signs from Around the House that It Might Be Time for Mom and Dad to Move

How Do I Know When I Should Start Exploring Assisted Living with My Parents?

Slideshow: What Are Activities of Daily Living Anyway?

How Virtual Dementia Tour Helps Temecula Team Members Improve the Lives of Those with Dementia

Infographic: 12 Must-haves in Memory Care Communities

10 Challenges Family Caregivers Face When Caring for a Loved One with Dementia at Home

Four Dementia Caregiver Resources You Didn't Know Were Available

Infographic: 10 Top Superfoods for Senior Nutrition

Slideshow: 7 Traits of a Positive Approach to Care Memory Care Community

Caregiving for Dementia Is Harder Than Even Caregivers Think

Design: The Forgotten Criteria in Evaluating Memory Care Communities

An Inside Look at What It Feels Like at the Cottage at Highgate

7 Activities to Help Your Loved One with Dementia Stay Active and Engaged

Checklist: Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

Slideshow: 6 Tips to Eat Healthier as You Get Older

Eat This, Not That: Senior Nutrition Tips from Highgate's Director of Dining Services

How Seniors Can Get Help Paying for Healthy Food

What's the Food Like in Assisted Living? Try These 3 Recipes from Highgate's Five-star Chef

Do This, Not That: 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Searching for an Assisted Living Facility

3 Kitchen Safety Tips and Resources for Seniors

3 Little-known Pitfalls and Concerns to Look for When Searching for the Right Assisted Living Facility

5 Ways to Use Your Senses When Touring Assisted Living Facilities

What To Do When Your Parents Need Assisted Living ASAP

Finding Assisted Living Care for Couples: 2 Highgate Husbands Share Their Stories

3 Senior Living Options: Which One Does Your Loved One Need?

How Assisted Living Facilities Are Regulated & How to Check for Violations

5 Traits the Best Assisted Living Facilities Share

5 Ways to Research Assisted Living Facilities Before Going on a Tour

3 Purposeful Living Projects that Support Highgate Residents in Living Meaningful Lives

How Highgate's Higher Level of Care Keeps Residents Aging in Place in Assisted Living Longer

The Connection Between Emotional and Physical Well-being in Elderly Adults

5 Common Fears Families Have About Memory Care

Benefits of a Caregiver Support Group When Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

5 Considerations When Using Long-term Care Insurance to Pay for Assisted Living

When is the right time to start looking for Assisted Living?

5 Most Common Reasons to Search for an Assisted Living Community

6 Tips for Smoothly Transitioning a Parent with Dementia to Memory Care

Driving and Dementia: When Should Dementia Patients Stop Driving?

Caregiver Support Groups | Alzheimer's & Dementia

Weighing the Costs for Memory Care Communities

National Men's Health Week │ Preventing Health Issues

5 Stimulating Activities for Your Loved one With Dementia

5 Ways to Avoid a Stressful Outing When Caring for Someone with Dementia

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

5 Myths About Veterans Benefits

4 Tips for Married Couples When Searching for Assisted Living

5 Benefits of Owning a Pet as a Senior

5 Tips for Managing Arthritis

Making Memories on Mother's Day

Highgate Senior Living Residents Recall Favorite Stories from Serving in the US Military

Celebrating the Great Outdoors at Highgate Senior Living

Ways to Prevent Vision Loss as You Age

4 Fears that Have Seniors Reconsidering Living at Home Alone

5 Tips for Family Caregivers Managing Medications for a Parent with Dementia

5 Signs It’s Time to Have “The Talk” About Assisted Living

5 Ways to Decrease Falls and Improve Mobility in Older Adults

Understanding Sundowners Syndrome: Dementia after Sunset

5 Ways to Make Mom’s New Assisted Living Apartment Feel Like Home

5 Ways to Decrease Chronic Pain Besides Medication

Signs It’s Time to Consider Memory Care for Your Loved One with Dementia

Six Ways to Keep Seniors with Alzheimer’s Active and Engaged

6 Signs Caregiving for Someone with Dementia is Taking a Toll on You

Infographic: Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's

5 Tips for Staying Healthy When Caregiving for Someone with Dementia

VIDEO: How to Help your Parent Make a Smooth Move to an Assisted Living Community

Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Mild Cognitive Impairment — What’s the Difference?

Four Legal Documents to Prepare for Your Loved One with Long-Term Memory Loss

VIDEO: Transitioning from Home to an Assisted Living Community

VIDEO: How to Approach the Subject of an Assisted Living Community

VIDEO: Making New Friends in a Senior Living Community

VIDEO: Moving to a Senior Living Community | Overcoming Resistance From Your Aging Parent

VIDEO: Moving to an Assisted Living Community │Signs That It’s Time

6 Tips for Talking to a Parent About Assisted Living

Making the Shift from Home to a Senior Living Community

VIDEO: Talking With your Aging Parent About End of Life Care

VIDEO: Checklist for Memory Care Communities │Dementia Care

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

VIDEO: Understanding the Role of Powers of Attorney

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

The Benefits of Proactively Searching for Senior Living

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

Does holistic healthcare really make a difference?

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

10 Signs it Might be Time to Consider Assisted Living for a Parent

VIDEO: Assisted Living Costs: Using Veteran Benefits

VIDEO: Planning and Budgeting for Assisted Living Costs

Video: Holistic Approach to Dementia Care

Five Conditions Commonly Mistaken for Dementia

VIDEO: When to Start Planning for Assisted Living

VIDEO: Understanding the Different Types of Dementia │Dementia Care

VIDEO: The Warning Signs of Dementia to Watch For │ Dementia Care

VIDEO: How to Pay for Assisted Living Costs

The Stages of Dementia: What to Expect │Dementia Care

Table for 1: The Dangers of Dining Alone | Nutrition for Seniors

Slideshow: 8 Warning Signs of Caregiver Stress or Burnout

The Seven Stages of Dementia | Dementia Care

What to Expect: Becoming a Family Caregiver for Someone with Dementia

Four New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers to Help Avoid Caregiver Stress

Celebrating the Holidays at Highgate

The Risks of a Poor Diet for Seniors | Nutrition for Seniors

VIDEO: Making the Transition from Home to a Senior Living Community

Resources for Family Caregivers

Why Dementia Caregivers Experience Higher Levels of Stress and Burnout

How Food Affects Mood | Nutrition for Seniors

Nutrition for Seniors | Heart Healthy Foods and Habits

VIDEO: Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility for a Couple

Nutrition and Dementia: Healthy Foods Boost Memory

Benefits of a Short-term Respite Stay in Assisted Living for Family Caregivers

4 Ways to Cope with Caregiver Stress

VIDEO: What are the Best Care Options for Couples? Different Questions to Ask

Home for the Holidays: A Checklist for Visiting Elderly Parents Living Alone

Nutrition and Seniors: Why Your Mom’s Appetite May Have Changed

How to Slow the Progression of Memory Loss

Caregiving for Someone with Dementia? Tips for Navigating the Holiday Season

What is a Respite Stay?

How Important is Senior Nutrition?

Infographic: 9 Startling Facts About Family Caregivers

VIDEO: Who will care for your loved one? Having a plan in place

Infographic: The Future of Senior Living

Living Life to the Fullest: Highgate Assisted Living Facilities Craft Unique Recreational Programs

5 Tips for Talking to a Parent About Moving a Spouse to a Memory Care Facility

Highgate Holistic Health Care:  The Role of Advocacy and Benefits of a Goal-Driven Approach

Tips for Talking to a Parent About a Respite Stay

VIDEO: Different Ways Caregivers Can Receive Help from Outside the Home

7 Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living Costs

What is Holistic Health Care?

6 Tips for Coping with Caregiver Stress

VIDEO: The Stress of Caregiving: Signs to Watch for in Caregiver Burnout

Five Signs It’s Time to Consider Dementia Care

5 Tips for Caring for a Senior with Alzheimer’s

4 Reasons to Consider a Respite Stay

The Most Common Causes of Caregiver Burnout

What to Look for When Considering Assisted Living Alzheimer's Care

Are Assisted Living Facilities Really Facilities?

5 Warning Signs of Depression in Older Adults

Searching for Dementia Care Facilities? What to Look for and What to Ask

Healing Hearts: Assisted Living Facilities Offer Pet-Friendly Communities

Senior Living 101: Which Type of Housing Is Best?

Are Assisted Living Costs Affordable?

Deciding the Best Pet Option for Older Adults

5 Ways Assisted Living Facilities Can Help Decreases Depression in Older Adults

Senior Assisted Living Care Options

Is It Dementia? 10 Warning Signs Family Members Should Watch For

How to Find the Best Senior Living Facilities in My Area

Comparing Assisted Living Costs to Home Care Costs

7 Ways to Get a Parent to Say “No” to an Assisted Living Facility

5 Benefits of Pet-Friendly Assisted Living Facilities

Moving a Parent to a Memory Care Facility: Having “The Talk” with Siblings

5 Tips for Talking to a Parent About Moving a Spouse to a Memory Care Facility

Couples Care: Unique Programs for Couples Offered at Highgate’s Assisted Living Facilities

Caring for Someone With Dementia? Here are 4 Life Changing Tips

Isolated and Alone: Can Moving to an Assisted Living Community Decrease Loneliness?

Alternatives to Medication for Treatment of Dementia Symptoms in Memory Care Facilities

Keeping It Fresh: Dining at Highgate Senior Living

Everyday Adventures in Highgate Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Facilities with Memory Care Keep Mom & Dad Together

Highgate at Billings Memory Care Facility Improves Quality of Life for Memory Care Residents

What is Memory Care? Part IV: Paying for Memory Care

Dehydration, Depression and Diabetes: 3 Highgate Assisted Living Facilities Fit Tips

3 Considerations Before Ruling Out Assisted Living Facilities as a Family Caregiver

Assisted Living Costs: Questions to Ask When Visiting Assisted Living Facilities

What is Memory Care? Part III: Comparing Memory Care Communities

6 Things You Didn't Know About Assisted Living Facilities

Questions to Ask When Visiting a Memory Care Facility

What is Memory Care? Part II: 4 Key Questions to Ask When Looking for a Memory Care Facility

Four Ways to Pay for Assisted Living Costs

Assisted Living Facilities Offer Unique Holistic Health Care Program

4 Myths about Life in a Memory Care Facility

What is Memory Care? Part I: An Overview

Assisted Living Facilities vs Nursing Home Care: What's the Difference?

Assisted Living Costs Unraveled

4 Reasons to Consider a Memory Care Facility

Seniors and Financial Decline

Is it Dementia or Depression?

The Emotions of Facing End of Life

Why Exercise in the Park is So Important

When Grief Becomes Depression

Seniors and Depression

Financial Solutions for Transitioning into Senior Living

Financial Solutions for Veterans

Companion Suites - One Way to Reduce Memory Care Costs

A Positive Approach to Memory Care

Seniors and Couples Care

Seniors and Exercise

Holistic Health and Healing at Highgate Senior Living

Seniors and Hydration

Seniors and Mental Fitness

Seniors and Nutrition

Seniors and Pets

Seniors and Technology

Seniors and Socialization

Seniors and the Holidays

Congestive Heart Failure