Highgate Senior Living Blog

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 Although many seniors will feel relief at not being alone and not having to maintain a large house, others may feel withdrawn and hesitant about making new friends. You can help by planning to check in often with your loved one.

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Moving Into a Highgate Community? Get Ready to Welcome in Your Loved One's New Assisted Living Family

There are many reasons why moving a parent, even a willing one, can be challenging.

Perhaps your loved one is mourning the loss of their younger years or the home they lived in for decades. Maybe they are scared about aging, making new friends, or finding their way in a new place. You may be mourning all of those things, too. Perhaps you are second-guessing or feeling guilty about your...

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Infographic: Timeline for Making the Move to Assisted Living Stress-free

Many older adults who are preparing to move to assisted living are also faced with the overwhelming task of organizing, cleaning, discarding and packing up decades of family history and memories. You might be surprised to learn the first step in the process of making the move to assisted living easier is not to sort through the items your parent or loved one has accumulated over a lifetime.

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How to Make Your Loved One's New Home Feel Like Home

Change is difficult for everyone, but moving when you are over 65 brings many more dramatic changes. Not only are seniors often coping with aging, but now they are also dealing with downsizing and selling the family home.

If your family is in the midst of helping your parents or a loved one make the transition to assisted living, there are things you can to do ease the transition. There are...

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