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 […]

If You’re Wondering Why Mom (or Dad) Won’t Even Consider Assisted Living, It May Require You to ‘Wear Their Shoes’ for a Day

Do you honestly understand what your mother or father is going through as they get older? It’s easy to assume you know the challenges they face, especially when you go and visit and see them struggling to take the garbage out, have a difficult time just walking down the driveway to check the mail, or […]

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 […]

There Are Many Options When It Comes to Assisted Living, Which Is Why Taking a Tour of the Facility Is So Important to Making the Right Choice

Across the country there are literally thousands upon thousands of assisted living facilities. Not all of them are the same. In fact, many of them are incredibly different from one another for a wide range of reasons. Some facilities are quite small, creating a more intimate atmosphere and a more personal relationship between the staff […]

A Matter of Wills: How to Deal with a Parent Who Doesn’t Want to Choose Assisted Living?

Sarah and her mother Jill usually had a good relationship, but in recent months a tension has developed. Sarah wants her mother to consider assisted living, especially given all of the safety issues that exist in Jill’s house. Jill doesn’t want anything to do with the conversation. It leads to arguments. Every time Sarah brings […]

What Kind of Support Does Assisted Living Offer?

One of the most common questions people have when looking into assisted living, either for themselves or an aging parent, involves support. They might be asking, “What kind of support does this facility offer?” It’s an important question, of course, but the answer will differ from one community to the next. That’s why it’s so […]

Moving to Assisted Living Isn’t a Magic Pill: Seniors Still Need to Be Proactive in Order to Make the Most of This Incredible Opportunity!

It’s easy to assume that making certain decisions will solve every problem. Unfortunately, that often isn’t the case. In fact, it’s rarely the case. For example, a senior who ultimately decides assisted living would be a good asset for them may do so with some reluctance, more often by being pressured by family and friends. […]

Overwhelmed with the Responsibilities of Home Life? Assisted Living Is an Option

Most adults can attest to the fact that taking care of a house, apartment, or other home environment can be difficult. With small children running around it becomes almost overwhelming. As we get older, though, as our children grow up, leave the house, and everything seems to quiet down, that doesn’t make things easier. In […]

Three Reasons Some Seniors Are Thrilled to Have Made the Choice of Assisted Living

Making the choice to move into an assisted living community can feel wonderful for a lot of seniors. Some elderly men and women, though, are a bit reluctant. They may feel as though they don’t have any other viable option or they were pressured into this by their children or other family members. At the […]

The Right Time to Discuss Assisted Living Options Is … When?

For some families, spouses, siblings, or even friends, the notion of talking about assisted living to somebody who is obviously having difficulty with their own care is not easy. In reality, though, the best time to begin discussing assisted living is long before it might actually be needed. Why is this the best time? People […]