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Which Suits Your Needs: Home Health or Home Care? BY LAURA NENCETTI, WESLEY HOMES DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES www.wesleyhomes.org • 855-445-8827

When it comes to home health and home care, the terminology can be frustrating and confusing. The best way to remember the difference between home health and home care is that “home health” is medical and usually prescribed by a physician after a hospital stay. “Home care” is non-medical and is used so quality of life can be maintained in the home. Since home health is considered medical, it is often covered by

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Home Care offers but is not limited to:

To remain at home, seniors may need a combination of these two types of care.

• Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

For example, a home health professional would be equipped to change prescriptions, while a home care provider would help with reminders to take medications on a daily basis. Also, a home health professional has the authority to change therapy to a different program if the current program is not working. A home care provider would be there to help accomplish these therapies and watch for any problems that come up.

• Dressing

Home Health includes but is not limited to: • IV injections

• Cleaning • Bathing • Transferring • Grooming • Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) • Grocery shopping • Cooking • Laundry

• Catheter care • Diet/health management for diseases (e.g. diabetes) • Ventilator care

• Housekeeping • Medication assistance • Various chores/errands • Companionship

• Medication management • Durable Medical Equipment (DME) • Rehabilitation • Physical, speech and occupational therapies

Finding an agency that has both home health >˜`…œ“iV>ÀiˆÃLi˜iwVˆ>>˜`Vœ˜Ûi˜ˆi˜Ì because a nurse with home health and a caregiver with home care would be able to combine their ivvœÀÌÃ̜VÀi>Ìi>V>Ài«>˜ëiVˆwV>ÞvœÀ̅i client’s needs.

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Since 1967, older adults in King County and those who care about them have relied on Senior Services for compassionate guidance and comprehensive services to meet the challenges of aging. For nearly 50 years, Senior -iÀۈViÃ…>ÃVœ˜˜iVÌi`œ`iÀ>`ՏÌÃ܈̅ÀiÜÕÀViÃ̅>ÌwÌ their needs, whether they are facing a crisis or simply striving ̜i>`“œÀi>V̈Ûi]vՏwˆ˜}ˆÛið The senior population is growing rapidly in our region. The 2010 Census reported there were 312,000 seniors in King County. That number will increase to 496,000 by 2025 and elders will comprise 25 percent of the population at ̅>Ì̈“i°"˜iœÕÌœvwÛi>Àii`iÀÃœvVœœÀ°œÀi̅>˜ nine percent of King County residents 65 and older live in poverty and poverty disproportionately affects elders of color. Only six percent of white seniors live in poverty, while 21 percent of black seniors and 38 percent of Native American seniors do. >˜ÕÌÀˆÌˆœ˜>˜`ˆÃœ>̈œ˜>ÀiVœ““œ˜«ÀœLi“Ã>“œ˜} œ`iÀ>`ՏÌÃ]iëiVˆ>Þ̅œÃiœ˜œÜœÀwÝi`ˆ˜Vœ“ið -i˜ˆœÀ-iÀۈViýi>Ãœ˜7…iiÃ>˜`Vœ““Õ˜ˆÌÞ`ˆ˜ˆ˜} programs provide more than good nutrition and good company; they allow many seniors to continue to live in their own homes. -iÛi˜>vwˆ>Ìi`Ãi˜ˆœÀVi˜ÌiÀÃ̅ÀœÕ}…œṎ˜} œÕ˜ÌÞ offer warm and welcoming places for all to share a meal or Vœ“«>˜ˆœ˜Ã…ˆ«]i>À˜ܓi̅ˆ˜}˜iÜ]Ì>Ži>w̘iÃÃV>ÃÃ

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...senior resource guide

Focus on Fitness after Fifty BY CINDY SWIFT, COMMUNITY DIRECTOR AFFINITY AT COVINGTON www.affinityatcovington.com

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Life Insurance Tip Louise George STATEPOINT MEDIA www.statepoint.net œÀ“>˜Þ]ˆviˆ˜ÃÕÀ>˜ViˆÃ>œ˜i‡Ìˆ“i«ÕÀV…>Ãi° But your policy should keep pace with your life circumstances. ˆviˆ˜ÃÕÀ>˜Vi«>ÞÃ>ŽiÞÀœiˆ˜w˜>˜Vˆ>Vœ˜w`i˜Vi and planning, according some surveys which found that 77 percent of policy owners feel prepared to protect ̅iˆÀÜi>Ì…Vœ“«>Ài`̜È£«iÀVi˜Ìœv˜œ˜‡œÜ˜iÀð Additionally, the survey found that life insurance owners feel more prepared for retirement, and potential income disruption. RETIREMENT-READY The kids are grown, the house is paid off, and you’re embarking on retirement. Do you still need life ˆ˜ÃÕÀ>˜Vi¶v˜œœ˜iˆÃ`i«i˜`ˆ˜}œ˜ޜÕw˜>˜Vˆ>Þ]ˆÌ may be safe to scale down and maintain a smaller policy >˜`vœVÕÃœ˜œ˜}‡ÌiÀ“V>Àiˆ˜ÃÕÀ>˜Viˆ˜ÃÌi>`° But, you might also have good reasons to maintain status quo. For example, how big a hardship would it be for your spouse to lose your pension and Social Security Li˜iwÌöˆviˆ˜ÃÕÀ>˜ViV>˜…i«œvvÃiÌ̅œÃiœÃÃià and is useful in helping inheritors pay taxes on a large estate. Or if you have a cash value policy, perhaps you have plans to leverage it as a source of supplemental retirement income. Remember, life insurance doesn’t need to be static. ÌV>˜Li>`ÕÃÌi`̜wÌޜÕÀV…>˜}ˆ˜}˜ii`ðœÀ“œÀi tips, visit www.lfg.com. Additional information on the ܏Ṏœ˜Ã>Û>ˆ>LivœÀ“iï˜}ëiVˆwV˜ii`ÃV>˜Li found at www.lfg.com/LIAM. No matter your age, plan your legacy and have a clear idea of what to leave behind for your loved ones.

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On May 9, 2015 I was honored to be a participant in an Honor Flight for World War II veterans. Lilia Anderson was appointed as my guardian for the trip and made my journey perfect from beginning to end. At our departure, dozens of people, including USO veterans with placards cheered 56 Washington veterans and their 50 guardians. Only two of us were women, both of us named Louise! ƂÌœÕÀ >Ìˆ“œÀi`iÃ̈˜>̈œ˜œÕÀ}ÀœÕ«wi` two buses with an escort from eight Vietnam Veterans on Harley Davidsons. A hug from one of them, a big burly bearded vet, made my arrival very special. The next morning our buses were wi`܈̅Ài`‡Ã…ˆÀÌi`ÛiÌiÀ>˜Ã>˜`LÕi‡Ã…ˆÀÌi` guardians on our way to Washington D.C. We visited the WWII, Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam, Iwo Jima, FDR, Navy and American Veterans Disabled for Life memorials. Along the way, we had a picnic lunch and ended the momentous day with a banquet in the evening. We visited the Women in Military Service of

America Memorial, where I discovered that I was a charter member. We also visited Arlington Cemetery and passed the Air Force monument. On the plane ride home we were surprised to get mail call, and I received a mail bag with 99 letters from friends, relatives and students. On our arrival home, we were amazed at our reception from Marines and Navy personnel standing at attention. Each of us received a handmade quilt which I will treasure always. On our return over 300 people greeted us and we enjoyed a wonderful program of entertainment. In February of 1943, the Marine Corps advertised to encourage women to join the corps. With the approval of my parents, I enlisted on March 2, 1943. The next week 24 of us departed by train for boot camp at Hunter College in New York. Fourteen of the Seattle women were assigned to Marine Corps Headquarters in Arlington, VA and I became the secretary to the Quartermaster Corps. ܜÀŽi`vœÀwÛi>Àˆ˜i œÀ«Ã“i˜ˆ˜̅iœvwVi for the remainder of the war and was discharged in November, 1945. The Marine Corps was an important part of my life and the Honor Flight spotlighted our service including recognition by the Seahawks. It has been overwhelming to receive such gratitude for our service. Sent in by Lilia Anderson, Community Relations Director for Merrill at Renton Centre where Louise George resides. www.merrillgardens.com 425-235-6400.

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Seeing the World around you through healthy eyes and clear vision is often considered to be one of the pillars of great quality of life. Unfortunately, in some cases, either because of age, genetics, injury or a combination of these factors, a person may suffer from any number of eye and vision-threatening illnesses that can drastically reduce his/her ability to experience life with clear, healthy vision. The best way to prevent these conditions from doing serious harm to your vision, and reducing your overall quality of life, is to learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of some of the most common eye conditions and familiarize yourself with possible detection and treatment options. CATARACTS Cataracts are often considered a common part of aging. The lens, which is made of mostly water and protein, grows excess layers on its surface as the years go by. When these layers harden, protein in the lens may form clumps and become cloudy, forming a cataract. Although cataracts are usually considered an eye condition of old age, previous eye disease or eye surgery, chronic disease, diabetes, and eye injuries can bring on cataracts much earlier. Treatment varies from eyeglasses to cataract surgery and is common for patients over 40. MACULAR DEGENERATION Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the macula, a small part of the retina that is responsible for central and detail vision. Macular degeneration is usually associated with old age, but can be

• Dry macular degeneration is the more common form of this condition. Symptoms include blurry distance and/or reading vision, less vivid color ۈȜ˜]`ˆvwVՏÌÞÃiiˆ˜}ˆ˜`ˆ“ˆ}…Ì]ÌÀœÕLi recognizing the faces of loved ones and a blank or blurry spot in your central vision. • Wet macular degeneration is more rare and generally understood to be more dangerous due to it’s tendency to deteriorate very quickly. Some symptoms of wet macular degeneration are similar to those of the dry form, such as seeing less vivid colors and loss of central vision in general. You may also see straight lines as though they are bent, crooked or irregular. No macular degeneration treatment exists which has the full approval of the federal government as yet, but expert studies show that certain health supplements, such as Vitamins C and E may reduce one’s risk of developing macular degeneration. GLAUCOMA This illness is marked by damage to your optic nerve, which is responsible for sending visual information from your eyes to your brain. If often is a ÀiÃՏÌœv>}iœÀvÀœ“ÀˆÃˆ˜}ˆ˜˜iÀiÞiyՈ`«ÀiÃÃÕÀi° Glaucoma comes on very slowly and shows little œÀ˜œÃޓ«Ìœ“Ã՘̈È}˜ˆwV>˜ÌۈȜ˜`>“>}i…>à already been done. Annual comprehensive eye exams by an optometrist are the best way to catch glaucoma early. Although rare, noticeable symptoms include halos around lights, vision loss, nausea or vomiting, eye pain and tunnel vision. Glaucoma rarely causes total

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DIABETIC RETINOPATHY Diabetes is a serious condition in which a person experiences high levels of blood sugar over an extended period of time. This can happen for one of two reasons: Either the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, a hormone that regulates the level of sugar in the blood or the pancreas does produce enough insulin, but the cells of the body fail to respond properly to the insulin. Among the most serious of these conditions is an eye condition called diabetic retinopathy. This condition occurs when blood vessels change in the retina, in some cases causing Lœœ`ÛiÃÃiÃ̜ÃÜiœÀi>ŽyՈ`° œœ`ÛiÃÃiÃ may also close off completely, or a process called neovascularization may take place, in which new and abnormal blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina, causing it to wrinkle, seriously damaging your vision. DRY EYES A person with this condition suffer from incessant dryness, redness, stinging and/or burning in the eyes as a result of either the eyes inability to produce enough tears or to produce tears that possess the right qualities to keep eyes healthy and comfortable, V>ÕȘ}>Vœ˜ÃˆÃÌi˜Ì>VŽœvÃÕvwVˆi˜ÌÕLÀˆV>̈œ˜>˜` moisture on the surface of the eye. Dry eyes are non-curable. However, an optometrist ܈Li>Li̜«ÀiÃVÀˆLi>À̈wVˆ>Ìi>ÀÃ̜…i«ÀiˆiÛi symptoms. These specialty lubricating eye drops are formulated to help with dry, scratchy feeling eyes. >˜ÞÌÞ«iÃœv>À̈wVˆ>Ìi>ÀÃi݈ÃÌ̜…i«ÀiˆiÛi symptoms depending on the underlying cause of dry iÞiðƂ˜iÞi`œV̜ÀŜՏ`Li>Li̜…i«ޜÕw˜` ܅ˆV…>À̈wVˆ>Ìi>ÀÃ܈…i«ޜÕ“œÃÌ° For more information about these and other eye conditions, contact your eye doctor today.


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Skill Swap: How grandparents and grandkids can learn from each other (BPT) -Known for their wisdom and patience, grandparents pass down skills, knowledge and stories to both their children and grandchildren. Conversely, grandparents can also learn from their grandkids, especially when it comes to technology. Traditional skills and new trades and tools alike, both grandparents and grandchildren have a talent to bring to the table. Whether they live in the same city or must rely on technology to communicate, grandparents, grandchildren and even parents can come together to learn from each

other. In honor of Grandparents Day and celebrating family all year round, Intel offers some suggestions on activities for a grandparentgrandchild skill swap: Savvy skills from grandchildren: Capturing memories. Grandparents are all about capturing memorable moments in photo form. While they most likely know how to use a point and shoot camera, the may not have mastered the art of a tablet or smartphone camera. Grandkids are experts when it comes to technology and will love spending time teaching grandma and grandpa how to take pictures, edit and create digital albums with them. Friendly competing. Many

,i>`ˆ˜}Ài`iw˜i`°À>˜`«>Ài˜Ìà grew up in a world of hard copy newspapers, magazines and books and aren’t always familiar with today’s e-books and digital reading platforms. Grandkids can help Grandma and Grandpa set up a digital library on their tablet, All-inOne PC, 2 in 1 or smartphone and download a few of their favorite books, magazines or newspapers. Passed down pastimes from grandparents:

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Real home cooking. Make sure your secret family recipes are kept within the family. Grandkids can create a digital archive of grandma and grandpa’s recipes on their tablet, PC, 2 in 1 or smartphone while grandparents teach them how to create the delicious feast from scratch.

Spotlight storytelling. Grandparents can spread their family history and make their life story last for generations when they share it with their grandchildren, interview style. As they talk about their childhood, school, career and more, the kids can take notes on their device or record the story, pairing anecdotes with photos to eventually create a digital memory book. The whole family will be able to look back and enjoy these memories for years to come. Learning lost arts. There are certain skills learned in the grandparents’ generation that some would consider “lost arts” today. Boy Scouts, etiquette class and home economics are not as common as they used to be. Grandparents can spend time teaching their grandkids these valuable skills, such as tying their favorite knots learned in scouts, sewing a button or a patch on a pair of pants, table manners and the art of writing a well-crafted thank you card. Grandkids can take notes as they learn to help them remember in the future. Family time is precious. Take advantage of these ideas to broaden your horizons as both a grandparent and a grandchild.

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grandparents love playing cards and board games. Some even join clubs where they get together with friends to play games like Bingo and Bridge. Grandparents may also enjoy the digital games that their grandchildren are always playing. Then, even when families are miles apart, they can still enjoy a little friendly competition through group or one-on-one digital games.

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Dentures Providing personalized care to give you a lifelike smile.






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NEW DENTURES Limited to one use per customer.

Lifelike Dentures is a family owned business. Denturist Michael Holden is a second generation denturist. Lifelike Dentures is proud to continue in a tradition of thoughtful care and excellent dentures. As a denturist practice we focus solely on your denture needs, ensuring that you receive the highest quality care and lifelike dentures. Come see us, or give us a call at (253)813-8000.


Repairs • FREE CONSULTATIONS starting at • Dentures • Partial Dentures • Implant Dentures $35 • Repair/Relines (most done while you wait) Bring in this ad to receive • In-house Lab • Dental Insurance Welcome

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...senior resource guide This Is What Living Well Looks Like! Discover the Difference at Arbor Village.

Arbor Village, located in Kent, is a continuing care campus that provides Retirement Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our philosophy is, “One campus, one move.� Our Assisted Living and Memory Care communities are

All the freedom, comfort and security you want. Our friendly and professional staff is available round-the-clock to provide compassionate care whenever you need it. We are a smaller, intimate community where you will enjoy daily activities, transportation, housekeeping, and anytime dining restaurant style. Good friends, great staff, and a fun lifestyle.

staffed with 24-hour, on-site licensed nurses and provide diabetic care programs. Each community offers diverse and interesting life enrichment programs, so our residents always

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have something entertaining to enjoy.

Located right next to the Kent Senior Activity Center

Assisted Living for Active Adults Please call for more information or to schedule a tour.

Call us for a personal tour.

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24121 116th Ave. SE | Kent, WA 98030

Retirement Living • Assisted Living • Memory Care

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Life just looks better from here. You’ll find few places offering you possibilities for creativity, action and involvement all at one community. Fewer still that offer all levels of living – also at one community. When found together, that’s Judson Park, the sound choice for senior living. Who we are is as much a part of our fabric as what we are: • Residential living for independent-minded people seeking a strong sense of community • Short-stay rehabilitation and respite programs – open to the general public through direct admission • On-site assisted living, memory support and long-term nursing care • A robust, opportunity-rich lifestyle for those who aspire toward successful aging • Accredited by CARF-CCAC for meeting strict national standards for quality services – less than one in five communities can say this

Look at life from a Judson Park point of view. Start by calling 1-866-909-8850 or visiting ExperienceJudson.com.

The Sound Choice for Senior Living

23600 Marine View Drive South Des Moines, WA 98198 1-866-909-8850 ExperienceJudson.com

Judson Park in Des Moines, Washington, is managed by ABHOW, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. ABHOW is a nonsectarian corporation, serving seniors through quality retirement housing since 1949. License #BH-681, DHS #797.

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