Having Mom Move in Sounded Great at First, but Assisted Living Could Very Well Be a Better Option

At first, the idea made perfect sense. Just have your elderly mother move in with you and your family. Instead of having to drive over to her house after work every day, check in with her, help her do a few things around the house, make sure she was safe, and so on, you could […]

Is Memory Care Assisted Living Something a Family Should Discuss When an Aging Parent (or Grandparent) Has Recently Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s?

Roger was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. At 73, he still considered himself fit and healthy, at least for his age. The diagnosis wasn’t a complete surprise, though it wasn’t easy to hear or accept. He had been dealing with memory loss and other similar challenges for a couple of years; he just kept putting […]

How Long Might It Take an Aging Senior to Adjust to Assisted Living?

There are numerous questions people have about assisted living. One of the common questions family members may contemplate, especially if they are wondering whether this is the right thing to talk about with their aging mother or father, is how long it might take them to adjust. For some people, adjustment is almost instantaneous. Some […]

How Often Should You Consider Calling or Visiting an Aging Parent Who Has Just Moved to Assisted Living?

No matter how much convincing it took to get an aging parent or somebody else you care about to consider assisted living, it is certainly a relief when you no longer have to worry about them living alone. When they were at home alone, maybe you sat up late at night, unable to sleep, wondering […]

Why Assisted Living Is a Great Asset for Creative Seniors

Seniors can be creative just like anyone else. Unlike other adults, elderly men and women may very well be retired and have a lot of extra time to devote to various areas of interest. When an aging person is considering assisted living, they might be looking at a wide range of activities that could pique […]

Can You Advocate on Your Mother’s Behalf When She’s in Assisted Living?

To advocate for somebody is to speak up on their behalf. There are many people all across the country who have difficulty advocating for themselves and rely on family, friends, and even others for support and assistance. When somebody moves into an assisted living facility, they have chosen a comfortable environment that provides a great […]

What Three Things Should People Look for at Assisted Living?

When looking to move because of age or some other limitation, assisted living is an option, especially for those 55 or over or, depending on the facility, 65 and over. When a senior has decided that assisted living might be a good decision for them, there are a few things they should look for in […]

Mom May Not Be ‘Resting’ at Assisted Living

Having a relative at an assisted living community may seem, on the surface, to feel as though you’ve let them down. If your mother has recently chosen assisted living for her future, maybe she didn’t have the support she needed at home and you felt like there were no other options. In reality, this can […]

Exploring a New Home in Assisted Living

It may have taken many months or even years to convince your elderly mother to consider assisted living. She was content where she was, in the home she shared with your father for more than five decades. Maybe you and the rest of your siblings were raised there. Maybe this is the only place she’s […]

How to Stay Positive, Even When You Don’t Want to Consider Assisted Living

The changes to your physical capabilities have been gradually building. If you are in your 70s or 80s, living alone, you may be having great difficulty keeping up with the cleanliness of your house, preparing meals, and even doing laundry and other basic tasks throughout the day. This can make it extremely frustrating for some […]