A Supportive, Loving Approach to Discussing Assisted Living Among Family

Talking about moving into an assisted living is not easy but the prospect of being active, making new friends, and even reconnecting with people is appealing.

Convincing an Aging Senior to Let Go of So Many Belongings to Move Into Assisted Living Can Often Be a Difficult Process

It’s a modern phenomenon that we experience in Western civilization. We gather up so many items, save things we have no reason to save, and before we know it, garages are packed full of items, attics are stuffed full, and we have storage units where we spend hundreds of dollars every month just to keep […]

You Can Handle This Situation: When Mom Demands That You Spend All Day with Her at the Assisted Living Community

Your mother recently moved into an assisted living community. You were relieved when she finally accepted the possibility of this option. You took her on a tour of a couple of facilities in the area and, because she had a few friends at one particular community, that’s the one she chose. You knew this was […]

Understanding Precisely What an Aging Parent Will Need at Assisted Living Can Be Integral in Choosing the Best Facility

What does it mean to ‘choose the right assisted living facility?’ That depends on the individual. Everyone will have a different opinion about what would be optimal in various living situations. Some seniors will simply not want to move from their current home. As people get older, the physical challenges they face are going to […]

Finding a Good Assisted Living Home for an Aging Parent Should Include Them in the Process

Searching out the perfect ‘facility’ for an elderly parent may seem like a daunting task, especially for adult children who have never done this before, but it’s far too easy to leave that senior out of the process. Assisted living is a wonderful option for people who have difficulty taking care of themselves or who […]

Making This Assisted Living Community Feel Like Home

Mary wasn’t thrilled about the idea of leaving her home, but she fully recognized the challenges she was facing. She simply couldn’t take care of the house any longer. Her husband of more than 50 years passed away a couple of years ago and in his absence, she realized just how much he had done […]

Can Both Parents Live Together in Assisted Living?

Growing older together sounds like a romantic idea for younger, healthier, stronger adults. For those who are in their 70s, 80s, or even 90s, being able to spend that much of their life with the person who is, essentially, their best friend can be a blessing. However, when a couple begins struggling with their own […]

What Can the Menu Tell You About an Assisted Living Facility?

Trying to help a family member, such as a parent, find out whether assisted living is right for them is not always easy. This is especially true when that mother or father seems adamant about staying where they are. It’s important to respect their decision. Even though a person may be adamant that their mother […]

Tips to Help Mom Settle in to Assisted Living

Your mother has decided to choose assisted living for her future. It may have been a long discussion that took several months or even a couple of years to finally get her to realize this is a valuable decision to make. Now, though, you want to do what you can to help her settle in. […]

Assisted Living Promotes Safety for Those with Vision or Hearing Related Problems

Dealing with hearing or vision loss of any kind can not just be frustrating, it can also pose serious safety issues. For elderly individuals dealing with some type of vision related problems or hearing loss, they may have a much more difficult time being safe within the comfort of their own home. It’s important to […]