Highgate Senior Living Blog

August 9, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Not All Assisted Living Communities Are The Same

Assisted living options vary widely: Some communities are in small homes with just a few residents. Others are in high-rise apartment-style buildings with hundreds of residents. Some only provide....

Topics: Assisted Living Resources, About Highgate Senior Living

August 2, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: What's the Difference?

While similar, independent living and assisted living are not the same thing. Options from state to state and provider to provider can vary greatly. Here’s an overview of your options.

Topics: Assisted Living Resources, Senior Living Resources

July 26, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Life After Caregiving: When a Parent Moves to Assisted Living

It’s hard to imagine what life will be like as a family caregiver as care needs of an aging parent increase. Careers, relationships, spiritual and physical needs take a back seat to focusing your....

Topics: Assisted Living Resources, About Highgate Senior Living, Caregiver & Family Resources

July 19, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

5 Tips for Setting Realistic Boundaries and Expectations as a Family Caregiver

Do you keep agreeing to take on caregiving tasks that you really don’t want to do? Do you tolerate rude comments from your brother about caregiving decisions because you can’t handle conflict? If....

Topics: Caregiver & Family Resources

July 12, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Life, Love, and Loss

Taking on the responsibility of caring for an aging parent or spouse might not seem, initially, like a life-altering change. At first, it might just be picking up groceries for your mom or dad....

Topics: Caregiver & Family Resources

July 5, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Ambiguous Loss: Grieving a Loved One Who is Still Alive

Ambiguous loss is the feeling you get when someone is there physically, but not there emotionally or psychologically at the same time. If you’re a caregiver experiencing ambiguous loss, it can....

Topics: Caregiver & Family Resources

June 28, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Caregiving at Home for an Aging Parent

If you’re a family caregiver, it won’t come as a surprise to you that caring for an aging loved one at home is usually more than you expected. The recently released AARP report Home Alone Revisited

Topics: Assisted Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

June 21, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Watch Out: 9 Safety Hazards That Could Be in Your Parent’s Home

Advancements in technology and enhanced medical equipment are making it easier than ever for seniors to live at home longer. Yet, research shows that you may have overlooked some of the most....

Topics: Senior Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

June 21, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Is Home Care More Affordable Than Assisted Living?

Although cost is far from the only factor that should be considered when deciding between home care and assisted living, it certainly is an important one.

Topics: Financial Resources, Assisted Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

June 21, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Safety First! Assisted Living is a Safer Bet Than Staying at Home

Whether it’s because of sentimental attachment, or simply fear, anxiety and hesitation that come with change, it can be difficult to make the decision to move to assisted living. It might be worth....

Topics: Assisted Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources