Daystar Senior Living Blog

Understanding Your Aging Parents: Seniors’ Top 10 Fears

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 3, 2018 7:46:00 AM

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.

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Topics: West Seattle Senior Living

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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Topics: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, finding a retirement community

How Can I Check on My Loved One?

Posted by Jim Fuller on Aug 11, 2016 6:00:00 AM

It’s ironic how life turns things around as people age. Where once parents worried about their kids, who they were with and what they were doing, now the adult children face concern about their aging family members. Are they taking their medication as prescribed? Are they careful when they go shopping? Did they make it to the doctor appointment?

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Topics: West Seattle Senior Living, Levels of Care

5 Questions to Ask About Staff at an Assisted Living Home

Posted by Jim Fuller 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, make sure you also check out all aspects of a potential home. 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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Topics: West Seattle Senior Living, Levels of Care

The Importance of Bathroom Handrails for Seniors

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jul 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Are your parents safe in their own home?

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Topics: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, retirement community amenities