Highgate Senior Living Blog

August 2, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: What's the Difference?

While similar, independent living and assisted living are not the same thing. Options from state to state and provider to provider can vary greatly. Here’s an overview of your options.

Topics: Assisted Living Resources, Senior Living Resources

June 21, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Watch Out: 9 Safety Hazards That Could Be in Your Parent’s Home

Advancements in technology and enhanced medical equipment are making it easier than ever for seniors to live at home longer. Yet, research shows that you may have overlooked some of the most....

Topics: Senior Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

May 24, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

3 Important Conversations to Have With Your Aging Parent

Talking to your parents about aging and the lifestyle changes it brings can be hard. But talking to them amidst a crisis — such as hospitalization due to a fall or a car accident — can be nearly....

Topics: Senior Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

May 24, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

Advice From Your Aging Parents

The thought of a parent lying in a hospital bed, unable to make decisions for themselves can be so uncomfortable that families neglect to have conversations with their loved one to ensure that....

Topics: Senior Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

May 3, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

The Fine Line Between Caring and Controlling

Although seniors are fiercely protective of their autonomy, they may not want help from their children when it is needed.

Topics: Senior Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

April 26, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

4 Ways Highgate Uses the Family-Centered Care Approach

When you are searching for a long-term care option for your loved one, you want to find a place that puts your loved one first. Some assisted living and memory care communities also acknowledge....

Topics: About Highgate Senior Living, Senior Living Resources, Caregiver & Family Resources

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: Senior Living Resources

February 22, 2019    Highgate Senior Living

3 Ways Loneliness Might Increase Risk of Dementia

Loneliness is a growing epidemic. Approximately 42.6 million adults over age 45 in the United States are estimated to be suffering from chronic loneliness, according to AARP’s Loneliness Study,....

Topics: Senior Living Resources

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: Senior Living Resources

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: Senior Living Resources