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Assisted Living

It’s Time Again for Breakfast (Networking Style)

The Kitsap Providers Breakfast is meeting at Bay Pointe Assisted Living, 966 Oyster Bay Ct, Bremerton, WA 98312 on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023. Jessica Hull, marketing director, and her team will be hosting the event.   The networking meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 am and end at 10:00. If you could, please plan to…

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In Person Event to Learn Medicaid From an Expert

We are pleased to present our second and more granular interview with Medicaid expert and attorney, Aaron Paker, concerning his book “A Washington Residents Guide to Medicaid Long Term Care Benefits”. He dives into how to maneuver COPES, CCRC and other complicated Medicaid terms and give you a path to help with long term care…

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What Is Living In a Senior Community Really Like?

At Silver Bridge Senior Transitions, we work with seniors every day facing highly emotional decisions about how they are going to continue on when needing more care from others than they have since childhood. For most of us this dilemma is so unpleasant to think about that we and our loved ones avoid even discussing…

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Warm Words From a Senior Client

If you are looking for a great real estate agent who is willing to go the extra mile for you, both literally and figuratively, Jim Freeman is your man. Many of his clients, like I, are senior citizens.  He is well attuned to the needs of this group and maintains a list of referral services.…

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A Successful Senior Transition Story With Craig Johnson

Craig’s mother, Joan, lived in her home alone for years following the death of her husband. As she aged she became more isolated due to struggles with memory and declining capacities. Joan had had a very responsible professional career and was self-sufficient for her adult life. She was also self-aware of her decline and made…

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When You Need the Help of an Angel – Gabriella Loya

When you or a loved one are faced with a decision about caring for someone who is less able to care for themselves the number of questions and challenges that you face can be shocking. Unless you, a family member or a friend have worked in the senior care area you most likely won’t even…

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This Is Your Life – A Special Event

Renita and I at Silver Bridge Senior Transitions spend every day assisting seniors through what is often a traumatic transition from independence to needing higher levels of care. We find that every situation faced by seniors that come to us is unique but we are always asking the question what can we do to make…

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Using Medicaid and Protecting Your Assets

How to pay for long term care as a senior when you need it can be an overwhelming challenge. Most of wait until it is a crisis to address the question. This approach can result in less than satisfactory results. Planning far enough in advance has many advantages including protecting your assets, placement in a…

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Choosing the Right Moving Company When You Need to Move

When seniors are engaged in considering a move from their home the issue of moving furniture and belongings always rises to the top of their concerns. In this interview with Andy Borchers of United Moving and Storage, Bremerton, WA Renita Olsen and Jim Freeman learned from an insider’s perspective how to find, interview, verify and…

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What Every Adult Needs to Know About Medicaid

I have to confess that I knew very little about an important component of the matrix of resources provided by government and private companies to care for seniors. My uneducated opinion was that Medicaid is a last stop resource for people that have outlived and outspent their resources at a time when they are unable…

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