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The 7 Best Retirement Communities in Washington State

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Apr 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM
If you're planning to retire soon you may be overwhelmed trying to find the best retirement communities in Washington State. As one of the top retirement destinations in the country Washington has thousands of retirement destinations. That’s why we compiled a list of the 7 best senior living communities in the area.
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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:          
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Assisted Living Or In-Home Care? Comparing Costs In West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter 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

Monitor Elder Finances To Protect Against Fraud In West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Oct 9, 2018 11:28:00 AM
Making decisions about money can befuddle the best of us, but when age-related cognitive decline enters the picture, the situation can quickly become dire.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Senior Finances, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

How to Live in a Senior Community as an Introvert

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Jun 12, 2018 12:08:00 PM
One of the biggest attractions of living in a senior community is the social events available. With multiple studies showing how social interaction benefits both mental and physical health many seniors are now enjoying dances, games, dinners, and shows from the comfort of their neighborhood. While this is an excellent solution if you're retired and craving the company of others, how do you live in a senior community if you're an introvert?
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Biggest Challenges with Senior Living Communities

Posted by Robyn Huetter 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 accommodate 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. Evaluating the ways each community overcomes these challenges will help you evaluate the overall campus when considering your future home.
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Independent Living VS. Assisted Living: Which is Best for You?

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM
  If you're ready to consider a change in your retirement lifestyle you might be getting confused by the options available. For most seniors the most perplexing is figuring out the difference between assisted living and independent living. To add to the confusion is the way some communities advertise their campus, so here's a brief rundown on the differences:    
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, West Seattle Senior Retirement Options, Senor Living Advice, Retirement Planning in West Seattle, West Seattle retirement community, West Seattle retirement homes, Independent Living Choices

How Senior Respite Care Could Help a Caregiver After the Holidays

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Jan 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM
Family caregivers have to do it all. They take care of their own families, their careers and an aging parent. Add in the stress of the holidays as enjoyable as they might be, and you have a recipe for a breakdown. Short term respite care can be the answer you’re looking for.
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What are the Rules for Visiting my Parent at Your Assisted Living Facility?

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Sep 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM
Making the decision to move a senior family member to an assisted living facility isn’t easy. Even after you have done the research and found a center you approve of, you’ll want to visit to ensure your loved one’s safety and happiness. It’s important to understand how visitation works and what you can expect.
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