Convincing Mom to Think About Assisted Living in the New Year

Perhaps you’ve carried on this conversation in the past with your elderly mother: assisted living.

Seniors Could Be Anxious About a Move to Assisted Living, Even When They’re Excited About It

Can somebody be excited about a move and still feel anxious? Absolutely. Moving is one of the top stressors in life. 

Three Stunning Revelations Seniors Have AFTER Moving into Assisted Living

Uprooting your life and changing everything is not easy. In fact, out of all the stressors in life, moving is one of the top three.

What Does It Mean When Mom Won’t Even Discuss Assisted Living?

When you’re worried about your elderly mother living alone, you may assume assisted living would be the best option for her

Without Added Worry, Assisted Living Helps Residents Feel More Relaxed

As people get older, concerns and worries seem to increase. That’s because health risks, diminishing strength, and limited mobility may also increase. 

As the Days Shorten, More Opportunities for Exciting Activities May Await at Assisted Living

When seniors realize they can still live independently, be surrounded by peers their own age who share common interests and can still visit with friends and family whenever they want, they become much more open to the prospect of assisted living.

Convincing Mom That Assisted Living Doesn’t Have to Happen Overnight; In Fact, It May Take a Few Months

It might take time to convince your mother that assisted living is the right option, but don’t try to force it into an overnight solution.

3 Ways to Tell If It’s Time to Move a Loved One to Assisted Living

It’s been tough. You’ve been looking after your aging parent for several weeks, possibly even months. Maybe they live too far away for you to really be effective. It might take you hour or even a couple of hours to drive to their house each way. You understand the risks he or she is facing […]

Adjusting to Assisted Living May Not Be Just the Senior’s Issue, but Their Family’s as Well

It’s easy to assume when an elderly person chooses assisted living the adjustment will only be theirs to make. Yes, they will have to adjust to this new life in this new home, but it’s not just going to be their life that changes, but possibly a spouse, adult children, and others who care about […]

Making Assisted Living Work for a Fiercely Independent Person

Roger is what people often called a ‘fiercely’ independent person. Widowed in his 60s, he never had interest in dating again. He rarely asked his family or friends for help around the house, even as he moved into his 70s and approaching 80. When he was 79 he was still getting the ladder out to […]