Highgate Senior Living Blog

August 23, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

5 Common Challenges You Should Be Prepared for When Holding a Family Meeting

Chances are that if you’re reading this article, you’ve experienced some sort of conflict with your siblings in the past, and you’re looking to avoid it in the future with some tough decisions....

Topics: Caregiver & Family Resources

August 16, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

When Aging Parents Worry About Being a "Burden"

No matter your age, it’s not easy asking for help with things you were once capable of handling and managing yourself. If you’ve ever broken a bone, or spent time in the hospital recuperating, you....

Topics: Caregiver & Family 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