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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

Is Mom just being forgetful or showing early signs of dementia?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 04, 2019

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and while many of us probably prefer not to think about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other afflictions of the brain, this is an important topic that affects millions of us each year. In fact, dementia affects 47 million people around the globe.

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Topics: Alzheimers, Memory Care, Dementia, Coping

Fraud: How to avoid scams

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 28, 2019

Seniors are often incredible listeners. They enjoy speaking to people and learning about their backgrounds. Unfortunately, the good nature and likability of seniors may also make them a target to scammers.

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Topics: Senior Safety