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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

The Importance of Bathroom Handrails for Seniors

Posted by Melodee Morris on Jul 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM
Are your parents safe in their own home?
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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

On-Site Health Providers Keep Seniors Healthy and Happy in West Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Our goal at Daystar Retirement Village is to help our residents live healthy, happy lives and reduce the need, as far as possible, for medical interventions. Of course we all appreciate our doctors and medical professionals, but the less time spent in waiting rooms, the better.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Independent Living Choices

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

Delicious Meals with Plenty of Choices Help Seniors Stay Healthy in West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on May 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Have you ever noticed that it takes about as much time and trouble to cook a nutritious meal for one or two people as it does for four or five?Maybe that’s why so many of our residents say one of the things they enjoy most about Daystar Retirement Village is our restaurant-style dining. No more worrying about what to cookor looking at a sink full of dirty dishes when dinner is over.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

Daystar Residents Enjoy Ideal Location for Enjoying West Seattle and Beyond

Posted by Robyn Huetter on May 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM
It’s hard to choose a favorite time of the year in West Seattle, but May is pretty special. May  flowers are blooming, the air smells sweet and there just seems to be more energy in the air. It’s a great time to be out and about.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

“Can I Trust the Staff?” Daystar Residents Say it Best in West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 27, 2016 11:30:00 AM
“Can I trust the staff?”
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

Learn Coping Strategies at Memory Loss Workshop in West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Everyone forgets things from time to time. Temporary memory loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including inattention, stress, tiredness or medication. When memory loss interferes with daily activities, however, it’s important to talk to your doctor to discuss possible causes. Even if it turns out that the memory loss is caused by Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, there are things you or your loved one can do to reduce frustration and maintain independence.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

POLST Ensures End-of-Life Choices for Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Mar 24, 2016 11:30:00 AM
None of us like to think about it, but if something catastrophic happens to you and you cannot make decisions for yourself, someone else will have to make decisions for you. In most cases, that’s a spouse or child. 
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices, retirement community amenities

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