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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

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

4 Questions to Ask When Assessing Levels of Care for an Aging Parent

Posted by Jim Fuller on Aug 25, 2016 6:00:00 AM
As you work to find an appropriate facility for your aging parent, you must consider the level of care they need. This is often a difficult situation to handle, but it can be simplified by asking four specific questions.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, finding a retirement community

Will my Parent Be Alone in Assisted Living?

Posted by Jim Fuller on Aug 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM
One of the main concerns adult children have when a parent moves to assisted living is whether he or she will be alone. The answer is simple: yes, and no!
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, finding a retirement community

Should On-Site Physical Therapy Make a Difference?

Posted by Jim Fuller on Aug 4, 2016 6:00:00 AM
Choosing an assisted living facility can be a daunting task, and checking out the staff at each resident is a vital step in the decision-making process. While you’re investigating the people who will be caring for your parents, make sure the facility has a physical therapist on-site!
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, finding a retirement community

How to Identify and Reduce Caregiver Stress: FAQ Explored

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jul 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM
Caring for a family member is a wonderful act of love, but it can also take a toll on your own mental and physical health. Caregiver stress is a real problem for many, but it can be difficult to recognize and treat. Here are some commonly asked questions about caregiving stress.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Cost of Senior Living Community in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living

10 Questions to ask When Evaluating the Safety of Assisted Living

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jun 29, 2016 11:30:00 AM
When you and your parent are choosing an assisted living community, it’s easy to see the great features such as roomy apartments, landscaped grounds, and spotless dining rooms. However, some of the most important features may be less noticeable or invisible. Safety is one of the most important factors to consider when searching for an assisted living community, and it’s vital that you not overlook this aspect of your parent’s new home. Here are 10 questions you can ask when evaluating facilities:
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Independent Living Choices

What Should My Role Be When My Parent Goes into Assisted Living?

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jun 22, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Relocating is stressful, and when your parent is the one making the move, the stress is on both you and your parent. When seniors move into assisted living, they are not only entering a strange environment but also leaving the home that most likely has been their refuge for many decades. If you’re wondering how your role will change once your parent moves into an assisted living community, here are a few tips to help make the transition a happy one.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Independent Living Choices

7 Summer Activities Seniors Enjoy

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jun 15, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Summer is a time for outdoor fun and more relaxing activities. Many seniors feel left out of family planning, however, because they are no longer able to do the things they once enjoyed. It doesn’t have to be that way if you plan ahead. Make the most of your time together by choosing fun summertime activities your elderly loved ones can also participate in.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Active Senior Living, Independent Living Choices

Dealing with Tough Emotions as Your Parent Ages

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jun 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM
When you are caring for aging parents, you’re dealing with two sets of emotions: yours and your parents’. During this challenging time, emotions can run high. To maintain a relationship – however complicated it may be – you must know how to manage these complex feelings.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Cost of Senior Living Community in West Seattle

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