When Mom Refuses Assisted Living, What Can You Do?

It’s been frustrating, to say the least. In fact, you may have never felt as frustrated in your entire life as you do now. Your mother, even though you know she’s not safe at home and even though you are absolutely convinced she would benefit from assisted living, won’t look into the option. You’ve been […]

Making Every Moment Count at Assisted Living

Life is all about moments. There’s a saying that goes something like, “Life isn’t about the number of breaths we take, but about the moments that take our breath away.” When a person is in their 70s, 80s, or 90s and is having difficulty with their own basic care, it can feel like those moments […]

Crafts and Entertainment at Assisted Living

People often want to know what types of crafts, entertainment, and other activities take place at assisted living facilities. Every facility is different, so there’s no way to compare or overgeneralize what is available. What’s important, though, is that seniors who may be considering assisted living for their future realize the benefits in staying active […]

Assisted Living Can Be a Gift

It’s easy to think suggesting a move for an aging parent is letting them down. If we notice an elderly family member beginning to struggle with their own basic care and constantly worry about their safety, we may think about other options. We may talk to them about moving in with us, taking on a […]

Why Some Seniors Have a Difficult Time Transitioning to Assisted Living

Making a move in life is one of the top stressors. In fact, it is right up there with the loss of a significant family member, such as a spouse, child, or sibling. If a person is contemplating moving into assisted living, it might be difficult for them to accept at first, but once they […]

What Pets Are Acceptable at Assisted Living?

May is National Pet Month and for somebody considering assisted living who also has pets, they may assume this isn’t an option to think about any further. After all, why would an assisted living community even accept pets? Every facility is different. Just as with apartment complexes and house for rent, most of assisted living […]

How Long Should You Keep Talking to Mom About Assisted Living?

Your mother is 76 and has been living alone for quite some time. You’ve been concerned about her physical safety, but also her emotional state of mind. She doesn’t seem to have any friends in the area any longer and you keep talking about assisted living. However, she doesn’t want to listen. She has been […]

Emergency Preparation Training at Assisted Living Is Normal, and a Good Idea

Several weeks ago Tricia went to visit her mother at an assisted living facility. She tries to get over there to pay a visit at least once a week, but lately things have been a bit chaotic. Tricia’s job was taking a tremendous amount of time and energy, so it had been a few weeks […]

How Safe Is Assisted Living?

Safety is often a top concern for family members of elderly loved ones, especially when they are living alone. They might look into various options, including assisted living. They want their loved one to be as safe as possible, but how safe are these facilities? It depends on the facility. As with most things in […]

The Right Assisted Living Facility Will Be Easy to Find

Trying to find the right place for dad may not seem to be easy. He may be a fickle individual. He might be concerned about his independence and autonomy when considering assisted living. You might have a difficult time trying to figure out which place would be ideal for him. It’s not going to be […]