Highgate Senior Living Blog

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 begin looking.

But what most people do is the opposite of what you should do,waiting until a crisis strikes and the need is immediate to do any research. This can leave you stuck on a long waitlist or in...

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4 Tips for Married Couples When Searching for Assisted Living

People age at different rates and some much more dramatically than others. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of those aged 60 and over who reported being married has increased over the past several decades, while the number reporting widowhood has decreased. This means an increasing number of families are looking for senior living options for couples with different care...

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Making Memories on Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate mom and make her feel extra special. It’s a day to let her know how much you appreciate her and everything she’s done for you. From having brunch together to bringing her a bouquet of flowers, there’s endless ways to celebrate. Check out how Highgate Senior Living residents and their family members celebrate Mother’s Day together. 

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5 Tips for Family Caregivers Managing Medications for a Parent with Dementia

Managing a parent’s medications can be a stressful task, whether or not your parent has dementia. But, couple managing multiple medications with paranoia, stubbornness, or difficulty swallowing and the task becomes doubly difficult.  

Juggling multiple medications and supplements is a big responsibility. Not only are family caregivers typically responsible to filling and setting up weekly...

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5 Signs It’s Time to Have “The Talk” About Assisted Living

There’s no doubt about it. Having the conversation with a parent about considering assisted living can be downright scary. But when the benefits of safety, security, three nutritious meals a day, and support with personal hygiene outweigh the challenges of living home alone, it’s time to broach the subject.

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5 Ways to Make Mom’s New Assisted Living Apartment Feel Like Home

 

Whether she’s excited, apprehensive or is having a tough time, your mom’s move to assisted living is a big one both physically and emotionally. Here are five ways to make her new apartment feel like home faster.

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Signs It’s Time to Consider Memory Care for Your Loved One with Dementia

In-home care services and assisted living facilities help elderly adults who have trouble performing the activities of daily living. However, elderly adults with a dementia diagnosis who have memory problems often need specialized care.

Memory care units provide the extra attention and expertise that people with advanced symptoms of dementia require. But, how do you know when it’s time to move...

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6 Signs Caregiving for Someone with Dementia is Taking a Toll on You

Caregivers suffer from caregiver burnout more than you might think. Especially those caring for someone with a dementia-related diagnosis. Family caregivers who care for those with dementia put in significantly more caregiving hours than those who help loved ones without dementia. In fact, research published in the journal Health Affairs shows that family caregivers spend 100 hours or more a...

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy When Caregiving for Someone with Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia is both rewarding and difficult. The extra responsibilities, added on to a life that was already full of them, can create dramatically higher levels of stress for caregivers.

It’s important for caregivers to make time to take care of themselves before they burn out physically or mentally. Research shows:

    • As much as 70 percent of dementia caregivers show...
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VIDEO: How to Help your Parent Make a Smooth Move to an Assisted Living Community

Moving your elderly parent into an assisted living community can be a challenging time. They may fear the unknown of what to expect even though it will provide them with a safer environment to thrive and live in. How can you help make the process of moving as smooth as possible for your loved one?

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