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

Posted by Lisa Valdes 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, Cost of Senior Living in Federal Way, Assisted Living Federal Way, How to Choose a Retirement Community, Senor Living Amenities

Moving to a Retirement Community: Keep or Sell Your Home?

Posted by Kim Salas on Nov 22, 2018 11:32:00 AM
As you make the decision to move to a retirement community, one of the secondary decisions you must make is whether to sell your home or keep it. This isn’t an easy decision for many seniors even though they are happily entering a new phase of their lives. There is no right or wrong answer, only what works for you. Keep the Home Moving is a big challenge for anyone, especially if you’ve accumulated years of stuff. Trying to clear everything out so you can sell your house while moving to a new home in a retirement community can be overwhelming. One reason to keep your home – at least for now, is to give you time to settle into your new place before you sort through years or decades of stuff to sell the house. Not only does this allow you to concentrate on one big change at a time, you may be less sentimental later on when you’ve had time away from the house. Keeping your home for now also gives you more confidence in your move. You know that you always have a place to go back to if you aren’t happy in your new home. While most seniors will not want to leave once they get settled in, it can take away some of the fear of the unknown if it’s not viewed as a permanent or irreversible decision. Sell the Home Your other option is to sell the home when you move into a retirement community. There are several reasons why this might be the best option. First, you may need the money for your new home or to put in savings for other expenses. Another good reason to choose to sell is because you don’t want to worry about maintenance or other issues when you no longer live in the home. Houses tend to fall apart if no one is living in them and fixing problems as they arise. Your home could lose value if you wait to sell a few years down the road. Instead, it’s often better to sell now while the house is livable. If you are moving because you aren’t able to take care of yourself as much as before, you won’t want to leave the responsibility of maintaining or selling your home to your kids. It will just be an added burden, one you can take care of now while you have time and the ability. If you choose to sell, realize that you will have to work on getting moved out while you are showing the home. You must keep it in good shape even as you pack and organize your stuff. You might want to hire a professional moving consultant to help you through the process. There is no right or wrong answer to whether you should keep or sell your home as you move into a retirement community. The best option is the one that fits your situation and needs and makes life better for you.
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Tags: Retirement Living in Federal Way, Senior Living Advice, Senior Lifestyle, How to Choose a Retirement Community, Moving to a Retirement Community, Retirement Planning in Federal Way

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: How to Choose a Retirement Community, Moving to a Retirement Community

15 Questions to Ask About How Your Parent Will Remain Independent

Posted by Lisa Valdes 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

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

Posted by Lisa Valdes on Aug 19, 2016 6:00:00 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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