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Optimism in 2021: Better Things on the Horizon

Posted by Jan Wieder on Jan 6, 2021 7:32:00 AM
As we look forward to the new year, I can’t help but feel optimistic. News of the vaccine certainly has given us hope that, in the not-too-distant future, there may be an end in sight to the hardships we have endured this last year.
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Assisted Living Or In-Home Care? Comparing Costs in West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Jan 4, 2021 7:08:00 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 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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Tags: Senior Living 101

Your Questions Answered: Life at Daystar [& Video!]

Posted by Jan Wieder on Dec 10, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Here at Daystar Retirement Village, we believe transparency and honesty are integral parts of what makes our community so great for residents and staff alike. Whether you or a loved one are part of our resident family, or you're interested in life at Daystar, we're here to answer your questions.
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Tags: Senior Living 101

The Best Dogs for Seniors: Which Breed Fits Your Lifestyle?

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Nov 17, 2020 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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The Most Important Legal Documents to Have in Order for Aging Parents

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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Tags: Senior Living 101

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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