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Dealing with Dementia: Common Symptoms and Prevention Tips

Posted by Kerren Williams on May 30, 2019 11:18:00 AM
Coping with dementia and other forms of memory loss can be confusing and frustrating for both elderly individuals and their loved ones. One of the first obstacles to overcome is accurately identifying the signs of dementia and taking whatever preventative measures are available to deal with it. Although dementia is used to singularly describe a large group of symptoms that affect memory, along with cognitive skills and social abilities, it does not have a single cause, and having memory loss alone doesn’t mean you have dementia, according to the Mayo Clinic. Dementia is a broad category with various underlying causes, but certain conditions that lead to dementia are treatable. That’s why it’s important to watch for early signs of the condition, test for dementia, and be properly diagnosed by a medical professional.
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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

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: Caregiver Tips

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 Dishes are left in the sink, you find old or outdated food in the fridge and bills are past due.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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Tags: Caregiver Tips

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

The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey

Posted by Village Green Team 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: Financial Planning

Flu-Fighting Foods For Seniors In Federal Way

Posted by Village Green Team 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: Senior Health

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

Posted by Village Green Team on Mar 8, 2019 3:10:00 PM
 
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A Day in the Life of Federal Way Independent Living

Posted by Village Green Team on Mar 6, 2019 9:06:32 AM
Updated on March 5th, 2019 As you and your senior family member make the decision to move them from their own home into an independent living community, you must decide where to go. Not all facilities are the same, and it’s important to become familiar with your options for independent living. One of the important questions to ask is what life will be like for the resident when they move. In a moment, we will take a look at what could be involved in a typical day for residents at Federal Way.
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Tags: Senior Living 101

6 Questions to Help Guide Your Search for Assisted Living in Federal Way

Posted by Village Green Team on Mar 4, 2019 11:30:00 AM
If you are just beginning your search for an assisted living community, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here is a list of six questions to consider when researching assisted living communities.
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Tags: Senior Living 101