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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

Embracing Change as a Senior

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Jan 22, 2019 8:18:00 AM
Change is an inevitable part of life. Even as a senior when you think life should be slowing down, a new phase comes in. It may be time to sell your home and move into a retirement community. You may need to move in with family or an assisted living center. Health issues arise, family moves away.
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Tags: Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Senor Living Amenities, Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Lifestyle, Active Aging Adults

Meet our Residents: Nancy and Elwin Hart

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 15, 2016 6:04:00 AM
Nature is very special to Nancy and Elwin Hart. The couple, who live in a Village Green cottage, see all types of wildlife about 30 feet away in the nearby “Froggy Bottom” pond.
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10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Safety of an Assisted Living Facility

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Aug 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM
When choosing an assisted living facility for your aging loved one, you want to be sure about the safety of the establishment above all else. As you hear stories about accidents and injuries, you may not trust your own judgment or the recommendations of others. Here are 10 questions you should ask when comparing facilities to help you make a good decision.
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Tags: Assisted Living Federal Way, How to Choose a Retirement Community

What Are the Rules for Visiting my Parent in Assisted Living?

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Jul 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM
Choosing a new home can be stressful, and when you’re helping your parent choose an assisted living facility, there are a lot more details to consider than who the neighbors are. One point that shouldn’t be overlooked is visiting rules, because limitations in this area can directly affect the quality of your relationship with your aging parent. An assisted living facility isn’t a nursing home, so don’t consider letting your parent move to a place where you yourself might not be welcomed. Here are questions you can ask when interviewing staff at a possible new home:
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Tags: Assisted Living Federal Way, How to Choose a Retirement Community

Will My Parent Be Encouraged to Remain Social? and 14 Other Questions

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Jun 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Choosing an assisted living facility with your parent can be confusing. While organizations such as AARP have comprehensive checklists that you can take along when you tour each facility, you’ll probably begin to narrow your search by phone. Here are 15 questions you can ask to narrow your choices:
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Tags: Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Caregiving Resources, Keeping Seniors Active

Varied Menus and Healthy Appetites Lead to Better Health in Federal Way

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Apr 13, 2016 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? Sometimes the problem isn’t time or expense, it’s just imagination. 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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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Healthy Seniors in Federal Way, Federal Way Independent Living, Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Caregiving Resources

Tips for Touring Assisted Living Communities in Federal Way

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Mar 17, 2016 11:30:00 AM
A friend we know has been taking her daughter to visit college campuses this spring and says it’s causing her a lot of stress. They all seem nice, she said, and the people are friendly, so how do you choose?
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Federal Way Independent Living, Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Caregiving Resources

Know The Signs for Elder Abuse in Federal Way

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Oct 7, 2015 11:30:00 AM
Do you know how to spot elder abuse? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 5 million elderly Americans are affected by physical or mental abuse, neglect or financial exploitation each year. In a report just released titled The Elder Justice Roadmap, researchers estimate that only one in 24 instances of abuse ever gets reported to law enforcement.
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Federal Way Independent Living, Assisted Living Federal Way

7 Signs It May Be Time To Consider Assisted Living In Federal Way

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Aug 26, 2015 11:30:00 AM
Whether you live close to your loved one or far away, it can be difficult to recognize the signs that it is time to consider assisted living or some other form of in-home care.
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Senor Living Amenities, Assisted Living Federal Way

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