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Chronic Pain Problem? 4 Strategies for Managing Chronic Pain for Seniors

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jul 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Depending on the source, research indicates that anywhere from 25% to over 80% of seniors experience chronic pain. Many conditions common with aging cause pain and inflammation, limiting mobility and affecting the long-term quality of life. Yet there are many safe and effective ways to manage chronic pain in older adults. These methods are all most effective when applied through the cooperation of the senior, their caretakers, and any doctors involved.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Caregiver Tips, Senior Health

Seniors in Seattle: How Can I Treat Skin Bruising?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jul 22, 2021 11:53:49 AM
When you were younger, you probably only noticed a bruise when you hit your body part hard against something. But as you get older, you probably notice bruises coming on more easily. Maybe a significant bruise forms from a gentle bump, or you may not even realize how some bruises come to be. This is a normal and common experience, as bruising happens more easily as we age.
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Tags: Senior Health

Seniors Well-Being in 2021: How to Manage Senior Health Issues During This Time

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jun 16, 2021 8:34:07 AM
It’s never a bad time to refocus on your overall health and well-being, and this can be even more true for seniors. For example, maybe there are areas in your life you feel you or your loved one have neglected and it’s time to start fresh with healthy practices and habits. What are recommendations for seniors regarding healthcare during this time? Here are some tips for managing numerous aspects of senior health and wellness for seniors in the Seattle area.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

Medication Management Tips for Your Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jun 8, 2021 12:06:25 PM
Most seniors take some type of medication to assist with symptoms of a medical condition or a temporary illness. They can make life better and improve your health and wellness. Yet with this form of treatment comes medication management. This is an important step for helping you or your loved one achieve the best quality of life.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Caregiver Tips, Senior Health

Different Levels of Care for Seniors: Are You Getting the Help You Need?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jun 7, 2021 1:52:51 PM
As you age, your personal needs change in response to your mental, emotional and physical health. When looking for a retirement community in Seattle, it’s important to find a community that is equipped to meet those needs with an appropriate level of care.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

Daystar Senior Retirement Wins National Quality Award

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jun 7, 2021 9:01:05 AM
Daystar has recently been awarded the Bronze National Quality Award for Assisted Living. This award is given by the American Health Care Association and is based on the Baldridge Excellence Framework. Daystar is honored to have achieved this level and will continue to strive for the next level each year. A huge thank you to all our dedicated staff and our residents who make it easy to receive this award. We are all in this together!
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Tags: Senior Health, Assisted Living

How To Move Forward After Becoming a Widow or Widower

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Apr 29, 2021 12:57:26 PM
A spouse is one of the hardest people to lose. You shared a life, leaned on one another and made decisions together. Some couples have been together for decades and are no longer used to a life without their other half or to living alone. How do you move forward after the death of a spouse? It is not easy, but it’s definitely possible to still find meaning, purpose and happiness in your life. Some actions can help with the transition and Daystar is here to help you find a new place in this difficult transition.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

Apartment Living & Dining for 55+ Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Apr 20, 2021 9:10:57 AM
If you’re living in a 55+ apartment in West Seattle, you’re not limited by the types of foods and meals you can enjoy (apart from potential COVID dining restrictions). You have numerous options available to you, whether you want to make a meal yourself or have someone else make it for you. And various options can take into account specialty dietary needs you may have while providing complete overall nutrition. Here at Daystar we want to share the variety of options that you may not even realize can make eating nutritious meals an easy and convenient task. Take a look at some meal options below for seniors in apartments in the West Seattle area.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

When’s the Right Time To Move To Assisted Living In West Seattle?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Apr 1, 2021 5:00:00 PM
Deciding to move into an assisted living community in West Seattle is a big decision—not to mention a highly personal and often emotional one.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

How Much Do Senior Apartments near Seattle Cost?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Mar 26, 2021 10:21:48 AM
As you prepare for the next chapter of your life, one of the first—and most important—things to figure out is your housing arrangement.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

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