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Katie Krause

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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 Dishes are left in the sink, you find old or outdated food in the fridge and bills are past due.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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Certified Aging in Place Remodel or Assisted Living - A Comparison

Posted by Katie Krause on Feb 19, 2019 8:22:00 AM
As you get older, you must think about safety and security in your home. Many people choose to move to assisted living while others want to be able to remain in their own place. A new trend, known as certified aging in place, helps people stay in their homes for longer. However, it’s not always the right choice for every senior. It’s best to compare the two before making a decision.
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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

How Do I know If My Parent Can Afford Assisted Living?(Updated 2019)

Posted by Katie Krause on Dec 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM
At Village Green Retirement Campus, we often hear from families who tell us their only regret is that they didn’t encourage their parent to move to assisted living sooner. They can name numerous benefits of making this change, but it often comes down to peace of mind for the family that their loved one is safe and well-cared for. Their only hesitation was in determining if they could afford to make the move.
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Tags: Federal Way Independent Living, Senor Living Amenities, Assisted Living Federal Way, Cost of Senior Living in Federal Way, How to Choose a Retirement Community

Using New Avenues for Transportation as a Senior in Federal Way

Posted by Katie Krause on Mar 29, 2017 9:04:00 AM
As a Village Green resident you are always welcome to use scheduled transportation for shopping trips or doctor’s appointments. However, if you don't live at Village Green or you need to schedule a different time, thanks to technology and several new services, there are other options. You don't have to fear not being able to drive because you can still get around!
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Meet Our Resident: Dick Caster

Posted by Katie Krause on Sep 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM
You might find Dick Caster researching and writing for the Federal Way Historical Society, taking a trip to Ocean Shores, or learning the latest line dance. At 78, Dick likes to keep active and living at Village Green fills the bill perfectly. “I really enjoy keeping fit so the yoga, exercise classes, and walking with my Miniature Schnauzer, Katie, on these beautiful grounds is wonderful for me,” said Dick. Growing up in Seattle, Dick earned a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from Seattle University and went on to get his Master's in the same field at the University of Washington. Another Master's in Biblical Studies at Faith Seminary in Tacoma rounded out his education. After two years in the Army, Dick was at Weyerhaueser for 35 years where he worked with structural gluing of wood products.
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How Can I Check on My Loved One Once They Enter an Assisted Living Facility?

Posted by Katie Krause on Jul 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM
As your parents age, you may worry about their safety and mental alertness. If you don’t live near them, it can be difficult to check in. Even when you’re close by, you may search for an excuse to drop by without them getting upset about your motives. This issue continues to be a concern even when your loved one has moved into assisted living because you want to be sure they are being cared for properly. Here are a few ideas on how you can do just that.
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Tags: Retirement Living in Federal Way, Assisted Living Federal Way, Keeping Seniors Active

What Should My Role Be When My Parent Goes Into Assisted Living?

Posted by Katie Krause on Jun 29, 2016 11:30:00 AM
As your parent ages, roles are often reversed. You become the caretaker and the parent becomes more like the child. You direct them in tasks and activities, remind them of appointments, and you may even provide a similar level of care as your parent provided you when you were young.
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Tags: Assisted Living Federal Way, Federal Way Retirement Community Events

The Importance of Handrails in Federal Way

Posted by Katie Krause on May 18, 2016 11:30:00 AM
This week I’d like to take a moment to talk about the importance of handrails. It’s not an especially exciting topic, but they are critically important.
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Healthy Seniors in Federal Way, Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Assisted Living Federal Way

Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance in Federal Way

Posted by Katie Krause on Apr 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM
There is a lot of talk these days about long-term care insurance, and with good reason. Statistically speaking, if we live long enough, all of us are going to need care at some point.
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Federal Way Independent Living, Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Caregiving Resources

The Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey: What You Need to Know

Posted by Katie Krause on Mar 11, 2016 7:19:00 AM
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey has been the national standard for projecting elderly long-term care costs since its first release in 2004. It’s a vital tool for projecting future care expenses, and this is the biggest surprise it holds this year: eight out of 10 people underestimate the costs of senior care, and almost one-third will be stunned to find that home health care costs 10 times what they expected!
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Tags: Assisted Living Federal Way, How to Choose a Retirement Community

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