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How to Overcome Caregiver Guilt & Reduce Stress When Caring for Aging Parents

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 13, 2019 3:02:00 PM
As you care for a senior family member, you may begin to notice you don’t feel as energetic as you once did. The added work and stress of caring for aging parents and even spouses begins to take a toll on you. As a caregiver, you may be trying to manage two households and deal with your loved ones’ issues while neglecting your own needs. Taking care of yourself may seem like a luxury, but in reality, it’s essential that you implement self care so that you can be at your best as you continue caring for your loved one.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, finding a retirement community

Before Becoming Your Parent's Caregiver, Ask Yourself These Questions

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 11, 2019 4:35:46 PM
If you're faced with an elderly parent who is at the point of needing a consistent caregiver you're not alone. The Caregiver Action Network shares that nearly one-third of the U.S. population provides care for a family member. Although most will gladly step into the role of caring for their parent at their time of need it's important to understand the personal and financial repercussions that are part of the job. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself and to discuss with your family before deciding to care for mom and dad:           1. Why do you want to become a caregiver? 2. Do you have the financial ability? 3. Do you have the time? 4. Are there others who will help bear the physical and financial burden? 5. Are you physically capable of the duties that are required? 6. Do you have a spouse and family, and if so how will they be affected? 7. How will becoming a caregiver affect your physical and emotional health? 8. Do you have a support network? 9. What might change in the future and how will it affect my role as caregiver? 10. Are there any alternatives?
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Assisted Living Or In-Home Care? Comparing Costs In West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Mar 6, 2019 5:08:00 AM
Deciding when to move from one’s own home into a community living arrangement can be difficult. For most people, cost is a significant factor in choosing a retirement community. In fact, the cost of elder care is significant, which is why it is important to make sure that you gather as much information as possible about the pros and cons of the various elder care options.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Cost of Senior Living Community in West Seattle, Levels of Care, How to Choose a Retirement Community

Five Senior Friendly Spring Activities in Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 28, 2019 12:07:00 PM
There's no place quite as glorious as Seattle in spring! If you're waiting impatiently for winter to end it's the perfect time to make plans for the warmer weather. Here are five senior friendly spring activities you can enjoy in and around Seattle, so start planning your next adventure now!
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

How to Make the Most of Your New Independent Living Home

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 20, 2019 9:51:00 AM
If you're ready to move to an independent living campus you're most likely downsizing and might be wondering how to make the most of a smaller living space. By planning in advance and using your creativity you can quickly turn your new apartment into a comfortable home. Here are some tips to get you started:
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

What to Do With Your Belongings When Moving to a Senior Community

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 12, 2019 9:14:00 AM
If you've made the decision to move to a senior community you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed as you prepare to move. You're probably downsizing from a larger home to an apartment, and it's hard to figure out what to do with decades of belongings. Here's a battle plan to help you through this challenge and make your move more enjoyable.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

Certified Aging in Place Remodel or Assisted Living - A Comparison

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 4, 2019 7:44:00 AM
If you're wondering whether you should remodel your home to make it more senior friendly and safe or to move to an assisted living campus you may be getting confused as to which option is the best. The truth of the matter is everyone's situation is different and you should weigh the pros and cons of each before making your decision. Here's a look at three key areas you should examine before you decide.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

Solo Activities for Seniors, Rain or Shine

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jan 28, 2019 3:01:00 PM
While socializing is an important part of life it's easy to forget that alone time is just as important. Being alone doesn't necessarily mean you're lonely and bored; it can be a fulfilling and productive time. Here are some activities you can do solo whether it's raining or sunny outside.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

The Importance of Bringing Generations Together in 2019

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jan 21, 2019 3:01:00 PM
According to the Census Bureau within three decades seniors will outnumber children under 15. What does that mean for your family? It means 2019 is even more important to bridge the gap between generations so each can benefit from spending time with the other age groups.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

7 Myths About Exercise and Aging

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jan 15, 2019 3:00:10 PM
Often as we age, we become less active, especially after an injury or illness. Sometimes seniors reduce their activity because they've heard inaccurate information about exercise and aging, so here are eight myths about physical fitness you can dispel right now.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

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