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Magnolia Manor Blog

What can I bring when I move into senior living?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 03, 2019

You can bring almost anything you want when you move into an independent or assisted living community. The only limitation is that whatever you bring must fit into your new home. You will be downsizing, perhaps significantly, so the size of your new space will determine how much you can bring. The question then becomes which items do you need and want most?

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Assisted Living

Top 8 things seniors worry about and how to help

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 19, 2019

The older we get, the more likely we are to start worrying about “what will happen to me if... ” It’s natural to do that, but worry is not productive and it can negatively impact physical and emotional health. With that in mind, here are the top things that concern seniors, along with some ways you can help prevent them or ameliorate their effects for your loved one:

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Coping

Assisted Living doesn't mean you lose your independence

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 05, 2019

Oftentimes, older adults put off considering assisted living because they worry about losing their independence. After all, we all want to control our daily living as much as we can for as long as we can. At Magnolia Manor, we understand. So, while we provide assistance, we focus on living – using daily activities to enrich your body, mind, and spirit.

Assisted living is not a matter of what you will be losing, it’s about what you will gain. At Magnolia Manor, we offer assisted living at 7 of our campuses.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Safety, Assisted Living

9 Tips to get seniors to eat

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 31, 2019

Everybody needs to eat! If you’re a caregiver for an elderly parent or other loved one who isn’t eating like they should, we understand your frustration. Below, you’ll find some tips you can try to get your senior to eat more, or at least get more of the high-nutrition calories their body requires.

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Topics: FAQs, Socialization, Senior Safety, Coping

Benefits of choosing a full service retirement community

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 28, 2019

Searching for that just-right retirement community for yourself or a senior parent can be truly daunting. There are so many different types of facilities to choose from, and each one is unique in its living accommodation options, range of professional services, amenities and overall ambiance. We’ve all heard the expression “aging in place.” In a perfect world, we would never have to leave the home we love just because our mental and/or physical capabilities change. Yet for most of us that time does come. And when it does, choosing a full service retirement community will give you the peace of mind that you don’t have to move again.

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Topics: Independent Living, Rehabilitation, FAQs, Alzheimers, Memory Care, Dementia, Senior Safety, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing

Common Oral Health Issues and Treatments for Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 27, 2019

Aging can take a toll on our bodies in several ways, including our mouth and teeth. So the very fact that seniors are older puts them at greater risk for tooth and gum disease. The good news is that more seniors than ever before are retaining their natural teeth. But that makes it all the more important to maintain good oral hygiene. Oral health is just as important for those who wear dentures.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Safety

10 Biggest Myths of Grief

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 24, 2019

Loss is part of the circle of life, and grief is a natural response to losing a loved one. Sadly, there are many misconceptions about grief that can make it harder to allow yourself the time and space you need to grieve in your own way. Rather than feeling pressured to conform to someone else’s idea of how to grieve, we need to remember that this is an intimately personal experience and process.

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Topics: FAQs, Coping

How to Avoid Caregiver Fatigue

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 21, 2019

Taking care of a senior loved one can be emotionally and physically draining. When pushed to an extreme, caregiver fatigue and burnout can even cause serious physical issues!

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Topics: Coping

Best tech gadgets for senior safety

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 14, 2019

As smartphones, smart speakers, smart refrigerators, and smart….everything(!) make their way into our homes, it’s important to consider that these devices don’t just make our lives easier or more fun. They can also be powerful safety devices.

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Topics: Gift Ideas, Senior Safety

Generation Bridging: The Importance of the Grandparent and Grandchild Relationship

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 07, 2019

For many of us, childhood memories are filled with recollections of Sundays with Grandma and Grandpa going out for ice cream, visiting a baseball game, or simply hearing stories and playing at home.

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Topics: Socialization, Coping