When You’re Completely Burned Out Looking After an Aging Parent, It’s Time to Discuss Assisted Living … But HOW?

Every day seems to blend into one another. No, that’s not quite right… every day seems to slam into the next. You can’t seem to find time for yourself. You’ve been taking care of an aging parent for more than a few months, possibly even several years, and you are completely burned out. The stress […]

Learning Enough About Assisted Living Often Means Asking Questions and Taking a Tour

How do we learn about various topics? We may sit in a class, lecture, or seminar and have an individual provide us a lot of information. We might read books, watch videos, or have other methods by which we learn new things. Of course, learning new material often brings up questions and if we don’t […]

If You’re Feeling Guilty for ‘Forcing’ an Aging Parent into Assisted Living, Find Out Why, Exactly

Okay, so you convinced your aging parent to look into assisted living. What’s so wrong about that? There’s nothing wrong with it at all, but many people believe by doing this they are ‘passing them off’ on someone else. Far too many families all across the country have this unsupported idea that assisted living is […]

What Happens When Both Spouses Require Different Levels of Care, and Are Considering Assisted Living for at Least One of Them?

Mike and Linda were in their early 80s. They had been married for more than 55 years. They celebrated incredible moments in life but were facing extreme challenges as they moved through their Golden Years. They both required some level of support and assistance, but their needs were different from one another. They began looking […]

If You Discovered a Few Key Facts About Assisted Living That Went Against Your Basic Beliefs, Would You Consider It for Yourself or Someone You Know?

Preconceived notions are essentially a part of life. We all have them. They lead to prejudices and even a complete misunderstanding about other people, businesses, and opportunities that may be available for us or somebody we know. One of these issues that can become clouded by preconceived notions is assisted living. Would you reconsider assisted […]

The Challenge of Being So Far Away from Mom When Talking About Assisted Living

When you took this job, you knew it meant moving across the country. You were close to your mother growing up and throughout your young adult life. You had a great relationship, but despite your trepidation and reservations, she was one of your most ardent supporters, encouraging you to take this opportunity. You’ve missed her […]

3 Ways to Positively Support Your Elderly Father as He Transitions to Assisted Living

It’s absolutely essential that we support our family and friends, especially when they’re dealing with difficult circumstances in life. If your elderly father is planning a move to assisted living, it’s a great decision. However, he might be having second thoughts, apprehensions, or concerns. Below are three ways that you can positively support him in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transitioning Someone with Dementia to Assisted Living: What Do You Say?

Mildred was 78 and had been diagnosed with dementia more than five years ago. During that time her family was her primary support. Her husband had been great to her, but he passed away more than three years ago. Two adult children, some other family, and wonderful friends had stepped up to increase the level […]