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CCRCs Versus Independent Living: Determining Your Best Over-55 Community Option

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Aug 5, 2019 9:00:34 AM
While people tend to lump all elderly care and retirement facilities together, there are several distinctions between the different living arrangements in terms of environment, services offered, and financial structure. If you are seeking a home for you or your loved one, it’s important to consider the available options and their distinctions to find the right fit.
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Effective Communication Tips for Talking to Elderly Parents

Posted by Kim Salas on Jul 23, 2019 9:28:53 AM
Caring for aging parents can feel more difficult as the years go on. When elderly parents begin showing signs that they can no longer care for themselves or manage their own affairs independently, the entire family dynamic is upended. Choosing to join a retirement community with assisted living services such as Village Green Retirement Campus can extend a loved one’s independence. But at some point, our parents experience a decline in ability and a role reversal with younger members of our families.
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Varied Menus Prevent Loss of Appetite in Elderly

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Jun 28, 2019 11:30:00 AM
It can be hard to muster much enthusiasm for cooking when you’re making meals for one. Why go to the trouble and expense of a three-course meal when a can of soup will do? It’s 6 p.m. and nothing sounds good, so you might settle for a cheese sandwich and a cookie – the same thing you had the night before.
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What to Do With Sentimental Items When You're Over 60

Posted by Jason Kitchel on May 24, 2019 9:04:00 AM
Often the most daunting thing about moving into a retirement community is fitting a whole life's worth of things into a smaller home. You have chosen your floor plan, you are ready to start a new life in retirement living, but you still have to figure out how to downsize and fit the things you need into your new home.
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Senior Scams: In-Home Health Care Aide

Posted by Kerren Williams on May 22, 2019 2:47:00 PM
According to the National Council on Aging the number one scam perpetrated against seniors (and taxpayers) involves fraudulent Medicare claims. Medicare scams can take many different forms, but the most common scam is to simply obtain someone else’s Medicaid number and then submit false claims for services or products that were never provided.
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Assisted Living Federal Way

3 Options to Get Help Caring for Aging Parents (Without Becoming Their Caregiver)

Posted by Katie Krause on Apr 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM
You’ve noticed a few changes when you’ve visited your parents. Dishes are left in the sink, you find old or outdated food in the fridge and bills are past due. It seems mom and dad haven’t been getting out as much as they once did and they seem a little depressed. You know you need to find someone to take care of your parents, but you are thinking, “I don’t want to care for my elderly parents.”
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What Do Federal Way Seniors Fear? Understanding 10 Common Fears

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Mar 29, 2019 1:01:00 PM
  We all have fears, as children of aging parents you may fear caregiver guilt, but seniors face unique fears as they age. Understanding what our loved ones fear is important and can help us better communicate with them to help alleviate those fears. Would it surprise you to learn that seniors fear loss of independence more than they fear death? In this blog we discuss the common fears of aging.
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Caregiving Resources

The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey

Posted by Kim Salas on Mar 21, 2019 10:37:00 AM
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey has been providing valuable information about the cost of senior care for 15 years. It has become the main point of referral for long-term care planning. The latest Cost of Care Survey provides some eye-opening information for seniors and their loved ones as the cost of in-home care and aging in place is typically more than the cost of assisted or independent living.
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Healthy Seniors in Federal Way, Federal Way Independent Living, Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Caregiving Resources

Flu-Fighting Foods For Seniors In Federal Way

Posted by Kim Salas on Mar 13, 2019 10:36:00 AM
Winter is upon us which means flu season is in full force. While the flu is unpleasant for anyone, it can be especially dangerous for seniors who have weakened immune systems.
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Tags: Healthy Seniors in Federal Way, Federal Way Independent Living, Assisted Living Federal Way

Village Green Wins Best of Federal Way 2019 - 8th Consecutive Year!

Posted by Kim Salas on Mar 8, 2019 3:10:00 PM
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