Learning to ‘Let Go’ Is Sometimes an Important Part of Aging Parents Getting More Comfortable in an Assisted Living Community

Assisted Living in Saraland AL: Seeing your mother or father, or both, getting older is never going to be easy.

3 Clues Your Parent Is Worried About Her Safety and Already Wondering If Assisted Living Would Be Better

That 80-year-old parent of yours may appear stubborn at times, and though he or she isn’t yet willing to listen to you about assisted living, and maybe you’ve dropped the subject a long time ago, they might be giving off clues that they’re actually willing to once again hear you out on this subject. Below […]

An Eagerness for New Activities and Friends Is What Leads Many Seniors to Assisted Living

What is it about assisted living that draws so many seniors to look into this for their future? Yes, there are plenty of elderly men and women who don’t even want to consider the idea of moving out of their house, but for every single aging person in this country who wants to remain at […]

A Change of Mind: How to ‘Deal with’ a Senior Who Suddenly Changes His Mind About Assisted Living

For Tom and Sarah, trying to convince his aging mother to consider assisted living was a difficult proposition. She had been adamantly opposed to the idea of assisted living for a long time, even well after it became clear she was no longer safe living alone. Many of her friends had moved into a local […]

Having Mom Move in Sounded Great at First, but Assisted Living Could Very Well Be a Better Option

At first, the idea made perfect sense. Just have your elderly mother move in with you and your family. Instead of having to drive over to her house after work every day, check in with her, help her do a few things around the house, make sure she was safe, and so on, you could […]

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 […]