Modern Floor Plans: Life at Pickersgill

Pickersgill Retirement Community offers several modern floor plans in assisted living that are current, bright and apartment-like. Each floor plan is a contemporary space that features modern upgrades and windows to let in light all year long. Your loved one will truly feel at home in one of our two assisted living floor plans: (1) the garden level suite or (2) the large unit with kitchenette.

Both of these modern floor plans serve as a blank slate to create a comfortable, private home to come home to at the end of the day. Your parent will be able to take advantage of the many community events, organizations and services taking place right here at Pickersgill, while having help with daily tasks at your request. Continue reading

How Senior Living Helped My Mom

We recently talked with Linda Sarubin, whose mother, Molly Golden, moved to Pickersgill more than six years ago. We wanted to get an adult child’s perspective on the impact of a senior living community on her mother. This is what Linda said:

Leaving her house was a hard decision. Mom had been living with a companion in Baltimore in a huge house. Parking was an issue. Safety was a concern. I worried all the time. When her companion passed away about 7 years ago, my sister and I started thinking about what would be best for mom. We thought it was a good time to consider a senior living community. I’m in Pennsylvania, and my sister is in New York, so neither of us are right down the street. Continue reading

Questions to Ask While Taking an Assisted Living Tour

While searching for the best assisted living destination for yourself or a loved one, you’ll have a variety of factors to consider that will help ensure that you make the best possible choice for a secure, comfortable future.

So that you don’t overlook any important details, we’re providing this guide that covers, by category, a bevy of vital questions to ask when you visit a community, meet the staff and learn how the community will serve you. For a complete guidebook to accompany your search, we invite you to check out our free white paper, “Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community,” but for now, let’s get to the questions!

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When Should You Consider Assisted Living For Your Parents?

If your parents are having more and more difficulty with everyday activities such as showering, dressing, getting around the house, and running errands, assisted living  may be the answer. Your parents (and you!) can get the daily support you need, while remaining as independent as possible. Making the decision to move can be difficult for you and your parents, but you can make the transition easier by taking time to find the right fit and being honest about their needs and concerns.

So, how do you know if it’s time to consider assisted living for your parents? Ask yourself these questions: Continue reading

The Benefits of Assisted Living

Many people might benefit from assisted living, but do not know what that kind of lifestyle it entails.

Assisted living is an option that many retirement communities offer to residents.  Residents in assisted living receive extra help with certain daily tasks and additional assistance if required, but are still able maintain autonomy and control in their lives.

Residents gain significant benefits when choosing to move to assisted living.

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