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Doctor Recommended Anxiety Coping Strategies for Seniors

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Aug 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM
Isolation, lack of social support, health concerns, and other factors may contribute to feelings of anxiety in seniors. Although this feeling is normal, this is not something to keep secretive or should be handled on your own. It’s good to recognize and acknowledge anxiety, then find healthy ways to cope with that anxiety.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Caregiver Tips, Senior Health

How You Can Help Your Senior Loved-One Cope with Grief

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Aug 13, 2021 11:02:39 AM
Grief may become a more common part of life as a person gets older, especially since they are more likely to lose aging friends, family members, and even a spouse in time. But that doesn’t make the transition of losing someone any easier. If anything, it may mean your senior loved one could use some extra support managing the difficulties of grief.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Caregiver Tips, Senior Health

4 Retirement Gift Ideas for Your Senior Friends

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Aug 5, 2021 8:30:00 AM
Adventure awaits as retirement looms on the horizon. Whether you are contemplating your own future or that of a loved one, Daystar Retirement Village staff can help you with the unknown. Our staff has decades of experience working closely with seniors in Seattle. We can help explore retirement options that include everything from 55+ apartments and independent living, assisted living, critical care, and respite care to find a solution that is right for you or your loved one. Your future looks bright as our staff can help find a senior community that caters to all your interests, personal needs, healthcare (mental and physical), and physical limitations.
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Chronic Pain Issue? 4 Strategies for Managing Chronic Pain for Seniors

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jul 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Depending on the source, research indicates that anywhere from 25% to over 80% of seniors experience chronic pain. Many conditions common with aging cause pain and inflammation, limiting mobility and affecting the long-term quality of life. Yet there are many safe and effective ways to manage chronic pain in older adults. These methods are all most effective when applied through the cooperation of the senior, their caretakers, and any doctors involved.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Caregiver Tips, Senior Health

Medication Management Tips for Your Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jun 8, 2021 12:06:25 PM
Most seniors take some type of medication to assist with symptoms of a medical condition or a temporary illness. They can make life better and improve your health and wellness. Yet with this form of treatment comes medication management. This is an important step for helping you or your loved one achieve the best quality of life.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Caregiver Tips, Senior Health

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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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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How to Structure Your Day as a Caregiver

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Apr 21, 2020 10:03:00 AM
Being a caregiver is stressful, and it's vital to your own well being that you structure your days to provide the best care with the least amount of stress on both you and your parent. 
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How to Prevent Common Senior Scams

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jun 20, 2019 3:59:08 PM
Seniors are victims of fraud more and more in recent years. Unfortunately, seniors are more susceptible to scams, due to increased likelihood of boredom, expendable income, and dementia; not to mention, seniors who did not grow up with technology are easier to be thrown off their guard in the digital space, where many senior scams take place.
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