Highgate Senior Living Blog

March 22, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Slideshow: The 11-Step Problem-Solving Process for Families

Family caregivers are often asked to step into roles they have no training for, and the tasks at hand are made more complex by complicated emotions and family dynamics.

Topics: Family Matters

March 22, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Quiz: Are You Acting Out of Emotional Need or Fighting Old Battles?

Taking care of an aging parent can bring up some complicated emotions. You may have great days, when you feel a deep sense of fulfillment and connection, and hard days, filled with guilt, grief,....

Topics: Family Matters

March 15, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

5 Professionals Who Can Help When Your Family Hits Trouble Spots

Family caregivers are often asked to step into roles they have no training for, and the tasks at hand are made more complex by complicated emotions and family dynamics. What family would not....

Topics: Family Matters

March 15, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Common Causes of Family Tensions and Disagreements

Caring for aging parents is complicated. When your siblings are involved, caregiving can become even more complex.

Topics: Family Matters

March 8, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

The Family Meeting: 5 Potential Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Meetings can be excruciating. From people showing up late to the host forgetting to create an agenda, meetings can often feel like a waste of time. Family meetings are no different.

Topics: Family Matters

March 8, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

5 Ways to Work Better Together with Siblings

When caring for an aging parent, your siblings can be a source of support — and a source of stress.

Topics: Family Matters

March 1, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Slideshow: A Step-by-Step Guide to Having a Successful Family Meeting

Discussions around aging and long-term care can be emotional. When you add childhood roles and rivalries, resistant parents, disagreements over practical issues, and the burden of care, it is no....

Topics: Family Matters

March 1, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Why Hold a Family Meeting & How to Do It Peacefully

Caring for an aging loved one is a group effort — or at least it should be.

Topics: Family Matters

February 15, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

How to Manage Long-Distance Caregiver Guilt

If you live an hour or more away from a person who needs care, you are a long-distance caregiver. Long-distance caregivers often struggle with making sure they understand the needs of the care....

Topics: Family Matters, Caregiver Guilt

July 18, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

When is the right time to start looking for Assisted Living?

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a hard and fast rule about when you should start exploring assisted living options? Each situation is different, and there isn’t a certain age people typically....

Topics: Family Matters, Assisted Living