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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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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Senior Living Community

Posted by Village Green Team on Aug 14, 2019 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Determine Which Levels of Care Will Be Needed in an Assisted Living Community

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Nov 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM
If you're considering a move to an assisted living community, you may be confused about the levels of care that are offered. While your assisted living apartment has a fixed rate of rent, the care needed can be separate. There are different levels of care for each individual. It also possibly could change if your health declines. Level of care is determined case-by-case. Most communities use a point system to periodically evaluate each resident and the care they will require. For example, Village Green has six levels of care that ensures you will be able to live independently as long as it's feasible. Here are the basic criteria used in most assisted living communities to determine what level of care a resident requires:
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How Can I Check on My Loved One Once They Enter an Assisted Living Facility?

Posted by Jason Kitchel 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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