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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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Prioritizing Resident & Staff Well-being Amid COVID-19

Posted by Jan Wieder on Aug 11, 2020 2:03:00 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous pressure and a variety of challenges on senior living communities, staff members and residents. During the past few months, the priority at Daystar Retirement Community has been protecting the safety and wellness of everyone on campus in accordance with our mission and values.
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Tips for Self-Isolating as a Senior in West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Aug 5, 2020 10:20:00 AM
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges on in Washington and around the nation, individuals of all ages are being encouraged to follow a variety of social practices to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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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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Seniors' Top 10 Fears of Aging

Posted by Robyn Huetter on May 4, 2020 10:41:00 AM
One of the keys to understanding our parents as they age is to get a grasp on the things that worry them. Our parents may not talk openly about these things, but you can be assured that they think about them—a lot. A recent study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network identified the top 10 things seniors over 55 fear most. Knowing the most common fears will help you open a discussion with your parents about their concerns.
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