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June 14, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Slideshow: Deciding Between Home Care or Assisted Living

When a parent needs help with care or managing the day to day responsibilities of owning a home, it might be tempting to hire a home care agency. But, assisted living....

June 14, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Assisted Living vs. Home Care: How to Choose

According to a Pew Research Center Survey, 25% of Americans with at least one parent age 65 or older say their parents need help handling their affairs or caring for....

June 14, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Infographic: The Key Differences Between Home Care and Assisted Living

Choosing between home care and assisted living involves many factors. It is a complex decision, and what is right for your loved one will depend on your family’s unique....

May 3, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Preventing Conflict with an Aging Parent During a Role-Reversal

According to Metlife, approximately 41% of adults age 65 and over have limitations in activities of daily living (such as eating, bathing, or dressing) and instrumental....

May 3, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

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

Caregiving for a loved one full-time can be stressful. Just ask Lisa Carter: “It’s hard to admit that you can’t do this day in and day out,” she says. “But it’s not an....

February 22, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

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

A common question older adults ask is, “Why would I move out of my house?” They equate living in their home with freedom, independence, and happiness because that is how....

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....

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....

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....