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Balance and Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 18, 2019 1:07:00 PM
Originally published in June 2013; revised and expanded in May of 2019 Here’s the thing about low impact exercises: they can have high impact results, especially for seniors. At Daystar Retirement Village, we promote an active lifestyle because we know that movement has so many benefits. Researchers have shown that regular exercise can boost memory, metabolism and, of course, mobility.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Active Senior Living, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, retirement community amenities

Financial Planning for Long Term Senior Care

Posted by Marlene Williams on Apr 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM
Finances can be tough to manage in old age when there are so many unknowns. Running out of money is actually on the list of the Top 10 Senior Fears.  Even those who diligently saved can have unexpected expenses. This blog will help you or your loved ones with financial solutions for a variety of situations including:
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

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

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

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

Different Levels of Care Ensure Seniors Get the Help They Need in West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on May 18, 2016 11:30:00 AM
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

Understanding Different Levels of Care for Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Nov 18, 2015 11:30:00 AM
Daystar Retirement Village has been serving seniors and their families for more than xxx years, so we could write the book on assisted living and the long-term care needs of seniors. But, we realize that for many people, the first time they think seriously about long-term care is when a loved one experiences a medical crisis.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, Independent Living Choices

1940s Trivia Quiz Primes the Pump For Seniors To Share Stories In West Seattle

Posted by Wendy McGee on Nov 19, 2014 11:30:00 AM
Yes, a hallmark of Thanksgiving is abundant and delicious food. But, for many of us, the opportunity to share family stories is just as important as sharing family recipes.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

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