Educational Guides

Our educational guides cover a variety of topics from senior living care, holistic health care, financial planning and more.

This guide will provide a clear overview of what assisted living is, and how you or a loved one can benefit from it. This simple guide will also explain what you can generally expect in an assisted living community and will answer some frequently asked questions. Click here to get your free guide.

Your parent may be perfectly able to go to their own doctor’s appointments, but if they’re getting older and have begun to develop chronic medical problems, now may be a good time to start accompanying them to some or all of their doctors’ appointments. LaTresh Walker, Healthcare Director of Highgate at Temecula, offers some examples of important questions to ask your parent’s doctor during their next office visit. Click here to get your free checklist.

There are a few things you probably wish you didn't have to discuss with your parents — money, aging, dying — but having conversations about these essential topics will help give you all some peace of mind. Megan Wilson, Community Relations Coordinator at Highgate at Billings, suggests questions you should ask your aging parents about their financial and legal plans so that you can be better prepared to deal with the future and make sure they are prepared as well. Click here to get your free checklist.

Moving is never easy, and older adults making a transition have usually not moved in 30, 40, or 50 years. The organizational and physical tasks associated with planning and implementing such a complex move can be overwhelming for the entire family. If your parents will eventually need to downsize and sell their property, here as 20 questions you should start asking now. Click here to get your free checklist.

If you’re considering multiple assisted living facilities, the best way to determine which is the right one is to schedule a tour, says Tiffany Van Heel, Marketing Coordinator for Highgate Senior Living. Here are 40 questions you should ask. Click here to get your free checklist.

Convincing yourself it’s time to pursue assisted living for a parent can be extremely difficult. But, convincing a parent? Sometimes nearly impossible. But, what if you knew for certain that your parent’s life would be better? Highgate Senior Living may very well be that place. Click here to get your free guide.

If you’re like most people, there are a few reasons why you’re afraid to consider memory care for a loved one — and they’re valid reasons. Not all memory care communities are created equal. But there are a lot of reasons why memory care at Highgate Senior Living is different than what you expect. Click here to get your free guide.

For many years, your parents helped you navigate life. Now, as they age, it’s time for you to help them. If you suspect your loved one might no longer be safe and mentally and physical healthy living on their own, the best thing you can do is get them the care they need. But how do you know when it’s time to start considering making the move into assisted living? The answer isn’t going to be the same for everybody, but there are signs you can watch for. Click here to get your free guide.

Eating nutritious foods can make a world of difference in a senior’s quality of life. Making these foods delicious brings happiness as well as health. Finding ways beyond traditional medicine to keep residents fully engaged in life is part of Highgate’s unique, holistic approach to senior care. Click here to get your free guide.

The reasons to choose Highgate Senior Living are as varied and individual as the residents who live here. Our programs are designed so each resident can live each day to the fullest. In this guide, you’ll learn about care options, including Couples Care; Highgate's unique holistic approach; dining services and offerings; and Highgate’s mission to create a life of purpose. Click here to get your free guide.

With more than 28,000 assisted living residences in the U.S., looking for the right one can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. The key is to start your search early. This guide will cover everything you need to know, from when you should start looking and the best way to research options to traits the best assisted living communities share and questions to ask when touring. Click here to get your free guide.

One of the greatest evolutions taking place in the senior living industry has to do with what's happening in the kitchen. At Highgate, we've always taken pride in the food we serve (and the quality nutrition for seniors we provide), but it continues to get better and better. In this recipe book, you will find easy, delicious health bar recipes that can help strengthen the immune system, regulate blood pressure, and increase brain function. Click here to get your free guide.

Processing an Alzheimer’s or other dementia diagnosis is a lot to take in. Whether it comes as a shock or verifies what you suspected, you likely have a lot of questions. This guide covers documents you should have after diagnosis, resources and self-care tips for caregivers, long-term care considerations, and more. Click here to get your free guide.

This guide will provide a brief overview of holistic healthcare and what it looks like, how holistic healthcare is practiced in assisted living and how to identify if an assisted living community uses a holistic approach to healthcare. Click here to get your free guide.

In this guide, you will learn the different ways assisted living facilities structure pay, what funding options are available to you, and how to begin your search for the right assisted living facility. Click here to get your free guide.

When you start to feel like you need outside assistance, memory care and dementia communities are wonderful environments where seniors can lead meaningful and enjoyable lives — and you can experience peace of mind. This guide will look at everything you need to know, from signs it’s time to start exploring your options to how to find a quality community to questions to ask when touring. Click here to get your free guide.

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