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 […]

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 […]

What Process Could Help an Aging Parent Be More Open to the Idea of Assisted Living?

There are going to be times in a person’s life when they may be less inclined to want to consider various options. One of those options an elderly parent may not want to consider (at least outright) is assisted living. That’s because many people have various misconceptions or preconceived notions about what assisted living is […]

Even After Choosing Assisted Living, It’s Still Important for the Elderly to Remain Actively Engaged in Life

It’s a wonderful thing when an elderly person ultimately realizes the value of assisted living, and when they choose this for their future, that’s only the beginning of the story. While every assisted living facility is different, it’s important for seniors to remain active wherever they choose to live. If they don’t, if they have […]

Will Mom’s Small Dog Be Allowed If She Were to Move into Assisted Living?

It’s taking you a long time to convince your mother to at least talk about assisted living. She’s finally willing to do that. Perhaps you breathed a sigh of relief when she finally said she would listen to you about this important topic. But right now, she’s asking about her beloved small dog. Immediately, you […]

Is It Better for an Aging Parent to Remain Home, Despite Their Challenges, Than to Discuss a Different Option, Like Assisted Living?

Having questions is a natural process of figuring things out. When it comes to an aging parent who may wish to remain home, or feels as though he or she doesn’t really have a choice, it may seem as though recommending assisted living or any other type of option is the wrong thing. Why would […]

When Mom Wants an Assisted Living Facility Close to Her and You Want Her Moving Closer to You: Who Blinks First?

It’s taken many months, possibly even years, but finally your mother has agreed to move into an assisted living facility. This has felt like a wonderful relief, but something is not quite right. When you were talking to her about assisted living, you were trying to convince her to move closer to you. You thought […]

Memory Care Assisted Living Might Very Well Be the Best Option for an Aging Senior Having Extreme Difficulties at Home

Somebody dealing with dementia is going to face memory related problems, especially as the disease progresses. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and when an aging senior is progressing through this disease, they might be supported by a spouse, adult children, and other family members who live in the area, friends, and even neighbors, but […]