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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

Retirement Community Living: What Can I Afford?

Posted by Jim Coumbs on Oct 7, 2018 8:17:00 AM
Without a doubt, one of the most frequently asked question about retirement community living is “What’s it going to cost?” Your exact cost for living in a retirement community will, of course, vary—depending on the size of your apartment, your personal care services and any other available amenities you choose.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Cost of Senior Living Community in West Seattle

Seven Senior Friendly Activities to do in the Rain in Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Aug 20, 2018 10:40:00 AM
Let's face it: Seattle has a lot of rainy days, especially when winter rolls around. Luckily, the city also has many inside things to do that will keep you occupied when it's too wet to go outside. Here's a list of seven senior friendly things to do on a rainy day in Seattle:
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Tags: Active Senior Living

Five Senior Friendly Activities to do Before Fall Arrives

Posted by Jim Fuller on Aug 13, 2018 10:39:00 AM
Summer is coming to a close and pretty soon it'll be time to pull out the umbrellas and sweaters before the rain and snow arrives. If you want to get some more fun in before the warm weather ends here are five things to do before autumn arrives!
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Tags: elderly parents, Active Senior Living

Musicians and Senior Living

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jul 23, 2018 9:32:00 AM
If you're a musician or would like to learn to play an instrument you may be wondering if assisted living is the right choice for your lifestyle. You may be surprised to learn there are many ways playing an instrument can help not just you but your neighbors, too!
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Tags: Active Senior Living, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, West Seattle retirement community, retirement community amenities

How to Live in a Senior Community as an Introvert

Posted by Jim Fuller 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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Can Life Insurance Help Pay For Long Term Senior Care?

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jun 8, 2018 11:48:00 AM
When you hear "long-term care" many people assume it refers to medical needs but that's not what the phrase means. Most long-term care is for basic personal needs, which are referred to as Activities of Daily Living (ADL) by medical professionals. ADL means the tasks of everyday living such as:
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Tags: Senior Education, Senior Finances, Retirement Planning in West Seattle

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 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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7 Steps to Becoming Your Parent's Power of Attorney

Posted by Jim Fuller on Mar 20, 2018 9:19:00 AM
A power of attorney gives you the legal oversight of your parent's financial and medical decisions. The laws concerning power of attorney are clearly defined in order to prevent elder fraud: in order to grant you power of attorney your parent must be of sound mind. There are different types of power of attorney but the most common for seniors is a durable power of attorney, which grants you the right to manage all of your parent's affairs should they become unable to do so. If your parent is suffering from dementia you will probably need to have the court appoint you conservator of their estate. Here are the basic steps you'll need to take in order to become your parents' power of attorney:
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