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Magnolia Manor Blog

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

Music can be therapeutic for seniors with Alzheimer’s

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
July 24, 2019

Do you ever catch yourself humming or singing along to a song when music isn’t even playing? The power of music is so extraordinary, it gets “stuck” in our heads and can even help us recall memories.

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Topics: Alzheimers, Memory Care, Dementia

What Seniors Can Do to Protect Their Skin

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
July 17, 2019

Our skin is the largest organ on our body. It protects us from a host of “invaders” and helps to regulate our body temperature. Wrinkles and age spots are some common skin changes we might notice as we get older. However, there are much more serious hazards for our skin that increase as we age.

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Topics: Senior Safety

Senior Living Versus In-Home Care

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
July 10, 2019

Providing the very best care for your senior loved ones is your highest priority. As such, you may have come across information about home care while researching care opportunities for Mom or Dad.

Information is critical when deciding on the best options for Mom or Dad. To help you make the best possible decision for your loved one, we will examine the differences between senior living (specifically at Magnolia Manor) and in-home care.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, FAQs, Senior Planning, In-home Care, Senior Safety

Top 3 Steps to Take Before You Retire

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 18, 2019

Retirement is an exciting time for seniors. You worked hard to build a life for you and your family, and you have earned the right to, well, relax a little!

But along with deciding when, there are some other considerations that are important to review before you retire. Taking the time to follow these three (3) steps, in particular, can help prevent any unforeseen stressors, and can alleviate any potential burdens during your retirement:

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Topics: Independent Living, Cost of Senior Living, Senior Planning

Chronic Senior Loneliness: What you can do

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 11, 2019

While many of us struggle to find some alone time in our busy lives, many seniors experience a significant amount of time on their own. Rather than providing time away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, significant time alone has a negative impact on seniors.

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Topics: Socialization