Highgate Senior Living Blog

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 they have always felt....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living

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 counterintuitive then that people who....

Topics: Holistic Health, Resources for Seniors, Moving to Assisted Living

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 time making decisions about....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living

January 25, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Sheila Smart's Secrets to Easing the Transition to Highgate Senior Living

Sheila Smart knew it was time for her mom, Delores, to transition to assisted living after she fell at home. Her dad, Robert, on the other hand, was prideful and in denial. “To be frank,” Smart....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living

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 house, others may feel....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living

January 11, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

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....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living

January 11, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

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.....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living

January 4, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

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....

Topics: Moving to Assisted Living