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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

Understanding Elderly Parents: Seniors' Top 10 Fears of Aging

Posted by Melodee Morris on Apr 8, 2019 12:27:52 PM
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 fear most. Knowing the most common fears will help you open a discussion with your parents about their concerns.
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Assisted Living Or In-Home Care? Comparing Costs In West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 6, 2019 5:08:00 AM
Deciding when to move from one’s own home into a community living arrangement can be difficult. For most people, cost is a significant factor in choosing a retirement community. In fact, the cost of elder care is significant, which is why it is important to make sure that you gather as much information as possible about the pros and cons of the various elder care options.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Cost of Senior Living Community in West Seattle, Levels of Care, How to Choose a Retirement Community

Five Senior Friendly Spring Activities in Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 28, 2019 12:07:00 PM
There's no place quite as glorious as Seattle in spring! If you're waiting impatiently for winter to end it's the perfect time to make plans for the warmer weather. Here are five senior friendly spring activities you can enjoy in and around Seattle, so start planning your next adventure now!
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

What to Do With Your Belongings When Moving to a Senior Community

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 12, 2019 9:14:00 AM
If you've made the decision to move to a senior community you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed as you prepare to move. You're probably downsizing from a larger home to an apartment, and it's hard to figure out what to do with decades of belongings. Here's a battle plan to help you through this challenge and make your move more enjoyable.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

Certified Aging in Place Remodel or Assisted Living - A Comparison

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 4, 2019 7:44:00 AM
If you're wondering whether you should remodel your home to make it more senior friendly and safe or to move to an assisted living campus you may be getting confused as to which option is the best. The truth of the matter is everyone's situation is different and you should weigh the pros and cons of each before making your decision. Here's a look at three key areas you should examine before you decide.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

Solo Activities for Seniors, Rain or Shine

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jan 28, 2019 3:01:00 PM
While socializing is an important part of life it's easy to forget that alone time is just as important. Being alone doesn't necessarily mean you're lonely and bored; it can be a fulfilling and productive time. Here are some activities you can do solo whether it's raining or sunny outside.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

How to Decide if Independent Living in a Community is Right for You

Posted by Jim Fuller on Nov 29, 2018 11:38:00 AM
If you're like most people you've looked forward to retirement for a long time. Now that it's getting close or arrived though, you may begin to wonder just how you want to spend it. Independent living in a community is one option, so here's some help in deciding if it's a viable option for your lifestyle.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Selecting a Retirement Community, West Seattle Senior Retirement Options, Senor Living Advice, How to Choose a Retirement Community, Retirement Planning in West Seattle, West Seattle retirement community, Independent Living Choices, finding a retirement community

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

5 Questions to Ask About Staff at an Assisted Living Home

Posted by Marlene Williams on Jul 26, 2016 6:00:00 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 home. While being near at hand is a convenient choice for visiting and socializing, make sure you investigate each facility thoroughly before making your choice. While a lovely apartment, tons of activities and beautiful grounds certainly can sway your opinion between one assisted living community and another, the staff could make or break it. One of the most important parts of the due diligence you’ll do is on the staff who will take care of your parent, yet this is often overlooked. Here are five things to check about staff at an assisted living facility.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Levels of Care

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