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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

Helping a loved one adjust to assisted living in West Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on Dec 23, 2015 11:30:00 AM
So, your loved one has made the decision to move to assisted living, and you want to help make the adjustment period as smooth as possible. What can you do?
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, How to Choose a Retirement Community, 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

8 Signs It Might Be Time For Assisted Living In West Seattle

Posted by Anetta Townsend, LPN on Dec 11, 2014 11:30:00 AM
Although we don’t like to think about it, the reality is that if we live long enough, all of us will need help at some point. That doesn’t mean we are doing something wrong, it’s just a fact. If we aren’t felled by a heart attack or some other sudden, catastrophic illness or accident, we will have cognitive or physical issues—including vision, mobility or hearing declines--that require assistance. At Daystar Retirement Village we have residents who choose to move into an assisted living apartment long before they have need for any assistance at all. Some of them simply like the convenience of not having to worry about meal preparation, housekeeping or laundry. Others make the move to assisted living only when they are already having trouble with one or more activities of daily living, such as managing their medication or preparing meals.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, How to Choose a Retirement Community, Independent Living Choices

Care Referral Services Can Help Seniors In West Seattle

Posted by Vanessa Malo on Feb 26, 2014 10:30:00 AM
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, How to Choose a Retirement Community, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

Seven Steps For Making a Move To Assisted Living In West Seattle

Posted by Michele Mintzer on Sep 18, 2013 10:30:00 AM
Change is hard. Even change for the better takes some getting used to, and life might not seem better during the transition. If you are contemplating a move to assisted living, you know what I mean. Many of our residents in assisted living at Daystar Retirement Village say they wish they’d made the move sooner. Still, the thought of getting from point A to point B can be overwhelming.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, downsizing, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, Senor Living Advice, Independent Living Choices

Rising Home Prices Create Opportunities For Seniors In West Seattle

Posted by Michele Mintzer on Aug 7, 2013 10:30:00 AM
If the recession and falling home prices stalled your decision to make the move to Daystar Retirement Village or another senior living community, now might be your opportunity to get out from the burden of home ownership—and the uncertainty of volatile housing prices—and make the move to worry-free living. At Daystar we have a comprehensive list of resources to help you make a smooth transition.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, Cost of Senior Living Community in West Seattle, Independent Living Choices

Say Goodbye To Winterizing, Yard Work And House Work At Daystar

Posted by Michele Mintzer on Dec 12, 2012 6:30:00 AM
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, How to Choose a Retirement Community

What Mom and Dad Fear As They Get Older

Posted by Anetta Townsend on Mar 28, 2012 9:30:00 AM
We’ve probably all heard that “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus.” Whether or not you subscribe to everything that best-selling author and relationship counselor John Gray says, there is no doubt that men and women come from very different places. That doesn’t change when they grow older.
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Tags: Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle

When Your Parent Resists “The Move”

Posted by Alan Cranford on Feb 21, 2012 9:30:00 AM
by Alan Cranford – Office Manager
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Tags: Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, How to Choose a Retirement Community

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