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Magnolia Manor Blog

Benefits of being socially active

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 14, 2019

As we age, health conditions or limitations can make it difficult to drive, visit family and friends, and participate in activities and social gatherings at the same levels as we did in the past.

For seniors, this restriction can have a detrimental effect on their health. However, being socially active has been shown repeatedly to have an often dramatic, positive impact on senior health. To start, studies indicate seniors who actively engage in creative activities are less likely to suffer from depression, make three fewer doctor visits per year, and take an average of two fewer medications than their less-active counterparts.

Let’s take a closer look at just a few benefits of being socially active for seniors:

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Topics: senior living, activities

Best Gifts for Mother’s Day

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 03, 2019

Mother’s Day is one out of 365 days that we should be celebrating mothers. After all, they brought us into the world, provided us with love and support, and ultimately helped us become caring, successful, and happy adults.

We celebrate moms every day here at Magnolia Manor, but we also recognize the importance of Mother’s Day. It’s one day out of the year where all focus is on Mom! To make this year extra special for your mom, consider one of these gifts:

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Topics: senior living, gifts, mothers day

Senior Living Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 30, 2019

Making the move into senior living is a major decision that involves careful consideration of many different elements. Most certainly, it is also a time to ask and gain insight from a range of questions.

Here at Magnolia Manor, we meet with prospective residents and their family members every day, providing tours of our eight campuses in southern Georgia while providing answers and insight into the most frequently asked questions about senior living.

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Topics: senior living, FAQs

What is senior rehabilitation care?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 16, 2019

When considering the care and health of our senior loved ones, there are many different options and terms to review and consider. Here at Magnolia Manor, we serve senior adults in southern Georgia for many of their health and wellness needs. Most prominently, our eight senior living communities offer varying levels of residential care.

One of our most important senior care services, however, is senior rehabilitation care.

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Topics: senior living, rehabilitation

Medicare Changes in 2019

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 09, 2019

Here at Magnolia Manor, many of our residents rely on Medicare to help pay for senior living costs, doctor’s appointments, prescriptions and more.

To help you best understand how these changes will affect you or your loved ones this year, here is a rundown of some of the most impactful changes:

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, senior living, medicare

Volunteer Opportunities at Magnolia Manor

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 26, 2019

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” ~Erma Bombeck

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Topics: senior living, volunteering

Important Signs of a Reputable Senior Living Community

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 14, 2019

There are so many emotions running through your mind when you prepare to help Mom or Dad move into senior living. While you’re processing this important move for your loved one, finding a reputable senior living community is a massive responsibility. Ensuring the highest level of care is your chief priority!

With so much information available online and off, it can be difficult to know what information is truly important when making a decision about senior living communities.

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Topics: senior living

Senior Living for Veterans

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
February 26, 2019

According to the latest U.S. Census, there are more than 12.4 million veterans over the age of 65 living in our country. At Magnolia Manor, we are indebted to the many men and women who have so bravely served our country. There are many retired veterans and their spouses residing in our eight (8) campuses across southern Georgia, and we are honored that they have chosen to enjoy their senior years with us!

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, senior living, veterans

Avoid the winter blues, move to Georgia!

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
February 14, 2019

This time of year, depending on where you live, can be brutal. Snow, frigid temperatures, and icy conditions are not only a nuisance - they are potentially risky. This is especially true for seniors.

Here at Magnolia Manor, we have a very simple solution for seniors who are struggling to get through the rough winters:

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, senior living

Does Medicare / Medicaid Cover Skilled Nursing?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 31, 2019

Medicare and Medicaid help provide critical levels of care to seniors in Georgia. The coverage for both programs can be confusing, however, leading to denied treatment, bills, and other unnecessary stresses. Rather than dealing with unnecessary stresses when you need medical care, you should be focusing on your health.

In short, yes, Medicare and Medicaid will pay for skilled nursing services in Georgia. To arm you with critical information needed to understand your coverage and rights as a Medicare or Medicaid participant, let’s examine skilled nursing coverage for both programs.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, senior living