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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

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Senior Living Community

Posted by Kim Salas on Jun 13, 2018 7:59:00 AM
Moving out of your home and into a senior living community is a big decision. You may have certain things you’re looking for or you may be completely overwhelmed at the choices available to you in Federal Way. No matter what your priorities are, there are certain questions you should be asking when selecting your future home.
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Tags: Moving to a Retirement Community, How to Choose a Retirement Community

15 Questions to Ask About How Your Parent Will Remain Independent

Posted by Kim Salas on Aug 26, 2016 6:00:00 AM
Are you concerned about how long your aging parent will be able to live at home and care for him or herself? Thanks to many advances in technology and the various resources available, more people are living independently for longer. Here are 15 questions to assist you in keeping your parent independent for as long as possible.
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Tags: Assisted Living Federal Way, How to Choose a Retirement Community

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

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

Assisted Living in Federal Way Offers An Array of Choices to Suit Diverse Needs

Posted by Kim Salas on Jul 22, 2015 11:30:00 AM
When is the right time to move to assisted living?
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Assisted Living Federal Way, How to Choose a Retirement Community

Assisted Living Facilities Are Similar But Different In Federal Way

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Apr 8, 2015 11:30:00 AM
There is a saying in dementia care that if you know one person with Alzheimer’s Disease, you know one person with Alzheimer’s Disease. The label tells you a lot, but sometimes it doesn’t tell you the most important thing—how does this person continue to connect with loved ones, how is the person living today?
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Tags: Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Senor Living Amenities, Assisted Living Federal Way, How to Choose a Retirement Community

Information is the Best Antidote to Anxiety for Seniors in Transition in Federal Way

Posted by Kerren Williams on Mar 25, 2015 11:30:00 AM
It’s normal to fear the unknown, but as more and more Americans choose community living, and assisted living becomes more accepted and understood, that fear is giving way to anticipation.
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Tags: Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Senor Living Amenities, Assisted Living Federal Way, How to Choose a Retirement Community

Don’t Take a “Wait and See” Attitude Toward Parental Finances in Federal Way

Posted by Kim Salas on Mar 11, 2015 11:30:00 AM
Don’t sweat the small stuff is a useful adage, but the trick is knowing what’s small and what’s not. Your elderly parent’s finances would fall into the “not” category. Recovering financially from a poor decision—or a financial scam—late in life can be extremely difficult, or even impossible. That said, you don’t want to assume your parent can no longer manage his or her finances. Tread carefully, but you do want to be alert to signs that your parent might need help. 
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Tags: Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Senor Living Amenities, Assisted Living Federal Way, How to Choose a Retirement Community

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