Having the Tough Conversation with Your Parents about Senior Living

March 12th, 2019 | For Family Members

The relationships you develop with your parents can be deeply meaningful. Which makes having a conversation about moving into senior living communities difficult for all involved. For you, these conversations are challenging, but they also have meaningful, deeply personal impacts on the lives of…


10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia: What to Look For

December 27th, 2018 | For Family Members

You just celebrated the holidays. Though the holidays are a joyous time of year, they can also be stressful and tiring for adult children, especially those who may have not seen their loved one for some time. They may have seemed more forgetful, depressed…


How to Reduce Caregiver Stress

December 14th, 2018 | For Family Members

As our population ages, more caregiving is provided for aging parents.

Over the past several years, we have seen a dramatic increase in adults providing care for their spouses or aging parents. In fact, Mayo Clinic says 33% of adults provide such care. While your…


12 Signs It’s Time to Move into an Assisted Living Community

November 20th, 2018 | For Family Members

When you're young, you may desire with multiple floors and big kitchens for entertaining friends and raising your family. We want beautiful yards with gardens and lush landscapes; dogs, cats, fish, and all kinds of things. As we age, those things might become difficult to maintain and upkeep; like…


5 Reasons that Assisted Living for Seniors Is the Best Solution When Living at Home Makes You Less Independent

November 14th, 2018 | For Family Members

One of the most American concepts is Independence- but what does it mean exactly? Is it doing what you want when you want it, or simply being stubborn to the point of not changing? Many limitations are forcing many people to stay home rather…


Caring for the Caregiver

August 1st, 2018 | For Family Members

Are you a caregiver for a senior? Are you providing care for a loved one? This can be an around-the-clock job. Here are 3 quick tips to help you:

  1. Take care of yourself. Make sure you eat well and get enough rest and exercise. You…

Signs That Your Aging Loved One May Be Struggling at Home

November 30th, 2017 | For Family Members

The holidays are here. For many families, this is the one time during the year you are able to all be together. You may notice some changes in your senior loved one since the last time you saw them. Below are 5 things to…


A Daughter's Journey

September 21st, 2017 | For Family Members

by Carrie Hutto, associate at Legend Senior Living

 

In 2012, I got my first look at Alzheimer’s disease - my mother was diagnosed. I immediately started educating myself on the disease and became horrified at the giant she was facing. The slow realization began creeping…


Real Talk: Tough Conversations About Senior Living

August 30th, 2017 | For Family Members

Whether you’re considering a move to senior living for yourself or trying to broach the subject with a loved one, talking about future care is crucial — but that doesn’t make it easy. Here are some tips to make these discussions more productive and…