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Jason Kitchel

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How Do You Pay for Independent Living During Retirement?

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Oct 10, 2019 8:18:33 AM
Retirement is built up to be a wonderful time of life when you can relax after spending decades on a career and enjoy the fruits of your labor. In order for retirement to be the idyllic period it should be, however, you must be diligent in planning and saving to ensure you have established the sustainable income to move into a quality independent living community while still being able to comfortably afford other items and experiences.
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Tags: Financial Planning

The Inquiry and Move-in Process for Village Green

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 30, 2019 10:29:00 AM
Once you have made the decision to move yourself or a loved one into a retirement community, you likely want to conduct the move as promptly and efficiently as possible while still handling the process in a thoughtful and deliberate way.
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Tags: Making the Move

Cottage or Apartment? Comparing Independent Living Floor Plans in Federal Way

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 23, 2019 1:30:00 PM
Picking the right independent living community is just the first step in planning your retirement. Once you’ve selected the facility that will support the lifestyle you desire, you get to choose your specific accommodations.
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Tags: Senior Living 101

7 Gifts Ideas for Your Aging Parent

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 10, 2019 9:29:35 AM
It can be difficult to figure out what to purchase for your older parents for their birthdays and the holidays, especially when they are financially able to buy whatever comes to mind, or if they continually insist they don’t want anything. However, as the saying goes, “It’s the thought that counts.” Gifts are often about anticipating some else’s needs or desires and surprising them with something special and unique they might not have even realized they wanted. You should focus on selecting an item or experience that will be useful or make your aging parent’s life more manageable or enjoyable.
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Tags: Caregiver Tips

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

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Aug 10, 2019 12:07:00 PM
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: Senior Living 101

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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Tags: Senior Living 101

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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Tags: Senior Health

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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Tags: Making the Move

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: Making the Move

How to Make the Most of Your New Independent Living Home

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Feb 13, 2019 8:56:00 AM
It can be difficult and even a bit frightening to move into an independent living home after being in your own house for so many years. You knew your neighbors, how long it took to get to the grocery store from your house and when the local park would be filled with children. You now have a new life in a new place, and you want to make the most of this experience.
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Tags: Senior Living 101