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November 4, 2022    Highgate Senior Living

Visiting an Assisted Living Community for the First Time

There are approximately 28,900 assisted living communities in the US, and more than 810,000 people reside in assisted living communities. Unless you work in long-term....

October 13, 2022    Highgate Senior Living

How long will it take to find the right assisted living community for a parent?

You may have noticed your mom isn’t attending her bible study or card club as frequently anymore, showing signs she is more socially withdrawn than the last time you saw....

June 3, 2022    Highgate Senior Living

How Gender Affects Long-term Care Decisions

Although many older adults prefer to stay at home as long as possible, various studies have reported gender does influence this choice. Turns out moving Mom might be a....

May 27, 2022    Highgate Senior Living

How Gender Differences Play a Role in Health Care Decision-Making

Whether a brother and sister are working to identify care options for an aging parent, or two spouses are at odds with each other about what late retirement should look....

May 13, 2022    Highgate Senior Living

How Age Plays a Role in Health Care Decision-Making

There are some decisions that you’ll make with your aging parent that are relatively easy: Chicken or fish for dinner? There are others that, for a variety of reasons,....

February 4, 2022    Highgate Senior Living

How to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home, According to Residents

When Sally and her husband, Randy, moved into Highgate at Wenatchee, they brought TV trays. It made sense at the time: At home, they often ate while watching TV.

February 4, 2022    Highgate Senior Living

How to Get Involved in Your Loved One's Senior Living Community

One fear older adults have about moving to assisted living is that their family won’t visit. As a caregiver, you might even worry that your loved one won’t need you....

January 21, 2022    Highgate Senior Living

7 Things I Learned While Moving My Dad into Assisted Living

You know the saying, “You don’t know until you know”? That’s how watching my dad age, stepping into the caregiver role, and figuring out his living situation felt.

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.