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Robyn Huetter

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5 Reasons to Consider 55 Plus Community Living in West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Jan 23, 2020 11:30:00 AM
Many people consider independent living as the start of the senior living care continuum, but now adults who desire senior housing without necessarily needing healthcare services have the option to share their golden years with their peers at 55 plus communities.
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The 7 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Dec 29, 2019 11:54:00 AM
Dogs make good companions for people in all stages of life, as they provide numerous emotional and health benefits to their owners, regardless of age.
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6 Reasons to Retire in West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Nov 21, 2019 9:32:00 AM
If the time for your retirement is approaching, you are facing one very important and life-changing decision: Where will I retire? Proximity to family generally tops the list of determining factors for many retirees, but there are other things to consider as well when planning for your future. Ideally, the place you choose to live in retirement will possess a favorable climate, an abundance of human services, reasonable cost of living, cultural and recreational resources, and other benefits.
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Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Which Is Best for You?

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Sep 5, 2019 9:58:00 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 different levels of senior care. 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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2019 Survey Concludes Several Benefits to Retirement Community Living

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Aug 5, 2019 9:17:49 AM
As people age, they have different options to consider when selecting a place to live. The goal is finding somewhere they will feel supported physically, mentally, and emotionally during the later years of their lives. For some people, the decision may be heavily influenced by health needs and financial considerations. Others stick to what they know.
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The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Jun 27, 2019 10:01:24 AM
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey results are in for 2018! Genworth has been a leader in long term care services for over 145 years and has produced the Cost of Care Survey for the past 15 years. The survey is designed to give you the financial big picture when planning for current or future retirement care needs. Within, you can see average costs as well as projected costs for care giving services in each state. We wanted to help you compare those costs with what it would cost for similar and better services at Daystar Retirement Village.
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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 so that you can be at your best as you continue caring for your loved one.
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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

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 6, 2019 5:08:00 AM
Comparing Costs in West Seattle 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 senior 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 senior care options.
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