Highgate Blog

January 14, 2022    Highgate Senior Living

3 Objections My Dad Had to Assisted Living and How I Handled Them

The writing was on the wall: Dad wasn’t going to be able to keep living at home alone, or things were going to get a lot worse.

January 7, 2022    Highgate Senior Living

Highgate Residents Look Back on 2021 and Share Their Resolutions for 2022

Although this past year brought many challenges and changes, there’s also much to celebrate.

December 24, 2021    Highgate Senior Living

7 Highgate Senior Living Activities That Are Resident Favorites

If you’ve never lived in a senior living community, it might be hard to picture what life is like there. You may be wondering, “Don’t residents just play a lot of cards....

December 17, 2021    Highgate Senior Living

Feeling Old? Do This, Not That

Does your mom tell you that she can’t do what her physical therapist asks her to try? Or perhaps your dad feels too tired to go on a walk with the grandkids. Do you hear....

December 10, 2021    Highgate Senior Living

9 Tips for Talking About Memory Care with Someone with Memory Loss

If there’s one thing Louisa Torres, memory care coordinator of the Cottage at Highgate at Temecula, has learned about caring for people with memory loss, including her....

December 3, 2021    Highgate Senior Living

You Are Not the Parent: The Problem with Caregiving Catchphrases

Taking away the car keys, parenting your parents, role reversal — you might hear these phrases a lot when people talk to or about older adults, but elderspeak and....

November 26, 2021    Highgate Senior Living

3 Life Lessons Learned by Memory Care Caregivers

A dementia diagnosis can feel like the beginning of the end. If there’s one thing Courtney Reifel has learned in her four years working in a memory care community, it’s....

November 19, 2021    Highgate Senior Living

5 Secrets Some Aging Parents Keep from Their Families

As your parents age, they will want both independence and support if they need it. But for many older adults, it’s hard to admit that they need help, especially if they....

November 12, 2021    Highgate Senior Living

How to Discuss Driving Retirement with an Aging Parent

Worried your loved one is no longer safe behind the wheel? The last thing you should do is threaten to “take away the keys.”