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The Most Important Legal Documents to Have in Order for Your Aging Parent

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Nov 9, 2020 2:34:00 PM
As your parent grows older, it’s difficult to know just what to expect, what their individual journey will look like and what unforeseen circumstances you will potentially face in the future. While you can’t mentally and emotionally prepare for everything that may come along, taking a few practical, proactive measures can help you be ready to handle the logistics.
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Gratitude Jars: Ideas for Counting Your Blessings as You Age

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Nov 3, 2020 9:09:00 AM
Cab·in Fe·ver noun Irritability, lethargy, low moods, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter. When the weather turns cold in these winter months, many people often find themselves experiencing a 'grey' feeling. Others find this time ample for reflection. Put all of that energy to good use and consider creating a place to record what you’re thankful for on a daily basis. 
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How to Modify a Bathroom and Tub with Grab Bars for Seniors in Seattle

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 26, 2020 9:10:00 AM
If you hope to live safely and comfortably in your home during your senior years, it may require making a few modifications around the house.
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How We're Keeping Residents Engaged During COVID-19

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM
  Despite the additional precautionary measures Daystar staff and residents are taking for their health and safety, retirement campus life hasn't come to a complete standstill! We like to have fun while keeping it safe, and so do our residents. Here's just a bit of what we've been up to lately...
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15 Questions to Ask When Interviewing Home Health Agency Caregivers

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 13, 2020 2:14:00 PM
Trying to find caregiver or service provider is a challenging task. Whether it’s for you or a loved, you want to make sure you find a professional who not only has the skills to meet your needs but also a complementary temperate and personality.
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What to Do When a Senior Parent Refuses to Move into Assisted Living

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 1, 2020 9:56:00 AM
Although transitioning to an assisted living community offers numerous psychological, financial, and physical benefits for older adults, it’s not always an easy transition to make.
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Questions to Ask When Preparing to Tour an Assisted Living Community

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Sep 29, 2020 11:30:00 AM
If your parent is ready to move into an assisted living facility, you may already be looking at possible locations that are close to your home in Washington State. While being near at hand is a convenient choice for visiting and socializing, make sure you investigate each community thoroughly before making your choice. We have compiled the ultimate list of tips, tricks, and questions to ask during your tour to make this transition easier for you and your loved one.
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7 Things to Do with Grandparents Online

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Sep 16, 2020 2:52:00 PM
With many retirement communities in the Seattle area still monitoring and, in some cases, restricting the presence of visitors on campus because of COVID-19, families continue relying on technology to stay connected.
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How to Improve Senior Mental Health During Times of Isolation

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jul 2, 2020 2:11:00 PM
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been challenging for all demographics. For seniors in the West Seattle area, however, the detrimental impact is twofold in that this demographic is particularly at-risk of the virus, as well as the self-isolation begat by the statewide Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.
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Dehydration Facts for Seniors in Washington

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jun 12, 2020 2:14:58 PM
Dehydration is a concern for people of all ages, but seniors and those with certain chronic illnesses are particularly at-risk, even during the more temperate summer months in Seattle.
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