The Menu at an Assisted Living Facility Could Tell Seniors (and Their Family) a Lot About Its Focus on Overall Care for Its Residents

For those who may be looking into assisted living, either for themselves or a family member, there are many factors that come into play. Trying to decide which facility might be best is not always easy. The senior may want to stay close to where they are, even if that means they’re not moving closer […]

Can Assisted Living Be Considered for a Temporary Basis?

Michelle was only going to consider assisted living because of her adult daughter’s persistence. She didn’t really want to move from her house, a home she had shared with her husband of more than 58 years. However, things were becoming much more challenging, and she understood she could not keep calling on her daughter, some […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Step-by-Step: Making Assisted Living Work for You

One of the biggest challenges people have in making certain things work for themselves or a loved one is that they don’t have experience. Most people don’t have much experience with assisted living, either for themselves or an aging parent or other loved one. When looking into assisted living, there may be a number of […]

How Can Seniors Stay Connected to Friends When They Move into Assisted Living?

Making a move is not always easy. When a person has been in the same place for many, many years, possibly even decades, making the transition to a new environment can be one of the most stressful things they ever experience. In some cases, moving can be even more stressful than divorce or losing a […]

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 […]