Highgate Senior Living Blog

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

February 8, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

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

February 8, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Infographic: Feeling Guilty? You Are Not Alone

Do you ever feel jealous of your friends who are able to go out and do things that you can no longer do because of your caregiving responsibilities? What about anxiety because things are out of....

Topics: Caregiver Guilt

February 1, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Why Caregivers Feel Guilty

If there is one emotion that nearly anyone caring for an aging loved one can count on feeling, it is guilt.

Topics: Caregiver Guilt

January 25, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

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

Deciding on which things to bring to an assisted living apartment after a parent has spent years living in the same home can be difficult. If your loved one has a hard time making decisions about....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living

January 25, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

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

Sheila Smart knew it was time for her mom, Delores, to transition to assisted living after she fell at home. Her dad, Robert, on the other hand, was prideful and in denial. “To be frank,” Smart....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living

January 18, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

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....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living