Settling Nerves with a Pending Move to Assisted Living

Moving is one of the top five stressors in life. Losing a close family member is arguably at the top of the list when it comes to the major stresses in life, but making a move is second in many surveys. When an elderly person is planning a move to assisted living, their family and […]

Yes, Seniors Can Enjoy as Much Privacy as They Want at Assisted Living

If you live in your own house or apartment, having long since left those college days of shared rooms, living spaces, and kitchens behind, it’s a great feeling, isn’t it? You have as much privacy as you want. Of course, when you get married, have children, or take on roommates to help pay the bills, […]

Making Assisted Living Work for a Fiercely Independent Person

Roger is what people often called a ‘fiercely’ independent person. Widowed in his 60s, he never had interest in dating again. He rarely asked his family or friends for help around the house, even as he moved into his 70s and approaching 80. When he was 79 he was still getting the ladder out to […]

Memory Care Assisted Living Is One of the Best Options for Those with Alzheimer’s

Dealing with Alzheimer’s is going to be challenging. Memory loss is one of the most significant signs of Alzheimer’s, and is usually what family and friends begin to pick up on before a formal diagnosis is handed down. When somebody is dealing with Alzheimer’s, they may become confused, frustrated, and even angry. They may even […]

Three Ways Assisted Living Just Might Help Seniors Improve Quality of Life

Life should be enjoyed. Whether a person is just starting out in their adult life or has reached retirement age, quality of life should always be essential. When people begin having difficulty with their own basic care when they reach their late 60s, 70s, or 80s, assisted living could be an option to consider. Some […]

Spending Too Much Time with a Senior Parent in Assisted Living Could Be Counterproductive

Your father wasn’t too keen on the idea of assisted living at first, but eventually he came around. You were relieved because looking after him was taking a toll. You didn’t have a lot of time, but because you live relatively close to him, everyone else in your family was looking to you to step […]

Does a Couple Have to Split Up Because One Needs Assisted Living?

Martha and David were married for more than 55 years when she fell ill. The illness landed her in the hospital for several weeks. She then spent a couple of months in a nursing home. David visited her every single day. His health was beginning to decline, but he was still able to drive and […]

Is Mom Being Too ‘Picky’ About Assisted Living?

Your mother has been driving you crazy lately. It took a long time for you to convince her to consider assisted living. She seemed to be stubbornly opposed to the idea until she started to realize how much stress and anxiety you were facing supporting her on your own. You have a full-time job, a […]

Dad Refuses to Talk About Assisted Living: What Next?

It’s been months. You feel as though you’re slamming your head against the wall. You know your father isn’t safe at home. You don’t live close enough to be any real support. He’s refused to even talk about other care options. So, when you brought up the topic of assisted living, knowing the challenges he […]

How to Plan Your Visit to an Assisted Living Facility

You have your father or mother finally ready to look into assisted living. You feel relief because taking care of them, looking after them, has been a tremendous effort. You wouldn’t consider it a burden because you love them, but it has caused tension in your own personal relationships, at work, and in many other […]