Daystar Senior Living Blog

12 Tips for Touring Independent Living Communities

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 24, 2018 7:44:00 AM

If you're thinking about an independent living community as your retirement home there's a good chance you'll quickly become overwhelmed by glossy brochures and overzealous sales pitches. Before you make appointments to tour the communities on your list it's important to have a good grasp of what to look for when you tour. Here are a dozen tips to help you do just that.

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Biggest Challenges with Senior Living Communities

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 17, 2018 7:09:00 AM

Not all senior living communities are created equal; each has its own unique atmosphere, amenities, and policies designed to attract seniors who are ready for a new type of lifestyle. That being said, when you're considering a move to a senior campus it's important that you look beyond a convenient location or a scenic view. While there are checklists you can use to decide which particular living arrangement best suits your lifestyle it's also important that you have a good overview of the most common issues in retirement living. Here are three challenges seniors often face when adjusting to senior living communities and three challenges the community administrations most often contend with. This will help you evaluate the overall campus when considering your future home.

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10 Benefits to Independent Living

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 10, 2018 9:23:00 AM

Are you wondering if an independent living community is the right choice for your retirement lifestyle? Once you're ready to downsize you may find your choices overwhelming, so here's a quick look at 10 benefits to independent living communities.

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Understanding Your Aging Parents: Seniors’ Top 10 Fears

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 3, 2018 7:46:00 AM

One of the keys to understanding our parents as they age is to get a grasp on the things that worry them. Our parents may not talk openly about these things, but you can be assured that they think about them—a lot. A recent study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network identified the top 10 things seniors fear most.

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Topics: West Seattle Senior Living

How to Find Great Support Groups in West Seattle

Posted by Rickie Chipman on Mar 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Caregiving is a strenuous work of love: the physical, mental, and emotional stress can be high and when you're caring for a senior the level of stress usually rises gradually as their health declines. Caregivers often face burnout similar to the symptoms of depression. If you're a caregiver in West Seattle and are starting to feel overwhelmed it a good idea to find some support groups to help you cope with your daily challenges. Usually, it's a matter of starting at the top and working your way down: from the national level to state, county, and local. Here are some ways you can find great support groups in West Seattle:

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