Highgate Senior Living Blog

August 6, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

How Highgate's Higher Level of Care Keeps Residents Aging in Place in Assisted Living Longer

If you are a family caregiver for an aging loved one, you might have heard the phrase “aging in place.” Aging in place is a general term used to describe a person living in the residence of their....

Topics: Physical Well-Being, Assisted Living

June 15, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

National Men's Health Week │ Preventing Health Issues

Men’s health isn’t an issue many people talk about. Men are usually the ones to “tough it out” or say, “I’m okay, I don’t need to go to the doctor.” They see themselves as the caretaker of....

Topics: Physical Well-Being

June 1, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

5 Benefits of Owning a Pet as a Senior

If you’ve ever owned a pet, you already know how much fun and affection they can bring. But did you know that pets can offer seniors some pretty powerful physical and mental health benefits?

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Topics: Brain Health, Holistic Health, Physical Well-Being

May 22, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

5 Tips for Managing Arthritis

Did you know that arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United Sates? Over 54 million men and women have arthritis - that’s one in four adults. Chances are that you or....

Topics: Holistic Health, Physical Well-Being

May 5, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

Celebrating the Great Outdoors at Highgate Senior Living

With summer time right around the corner, warmer weather brings the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. National Backyard Games Week is a great time to get outside and play a variety of games....

Topics: Holistic Health, Physical Well-Being, Assisted Living

April 27, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

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....

Topics: Family Matters, Physical Well-Being

April 20, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

5 Ways to Decrease Falls and Improve Mobility in Older Adults

One thing that most older adults have in common: fear of falls. It’s a valid fear.

According to the National Council on Aging, every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a....

Topics: Physical Well-Being

April 20, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

5 Ways to Decrease Chronic Pain Besides Medication

Pain is our body's way of saying, "Something's wrong." A surface is hot, that knife just hit your finger, or you overdid it raking leaves yesterday. Once the body heals, the pain goes away.

But....

Topics: Physical Well-Being

April 13, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

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....

Topics: Family Matters, Brain Health, Physical Well-Being, Memory Care, Assisted Living

April 7, 2018    Highgate Senior Living

Six Ways to Keep Seniors with Alzheimer’s Active and Engaged

One of the most common signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, and as the disease develops, there are further changes in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Another common symptom is....

Topics: Brain Health, Holistic Health, Physical Well-Being, Memory Care