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Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 20, 2022

At Magnolia Manor, we are all about living life to the fullest. We’re busy doing practical, everyday things. We’re taking care of ourselves and those around us, physically and spiritually. And – of course – we’re having plenty of fun (even despite the pandemic). But, with so many residents and staff members spread over nine campuses throughout southern Georgia, it is virtually impossible to stay abreast of all the happenings in every location.

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Topics: Senior Planning, Skilled Nursing, Nursing Home

Mother's Day Appeal 2022

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 05, 2022

What would you do if you were to outlive your ability to pay for your senior living accommodations and care? Scary thought, isn’t it? It’s even more frightening when you consider that such a thing could happen to your own Mom. Unfortunately, especially in today’s economic times, it is not unusual for seniors to outlive their financial resources.

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Topics: Independent Living, Donations, Socialization, Residents, Assisted Living

Skilled Nursing Resident Spotlight: Rufus Hardaway

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 19, 2022

The minute you start talking to Rufus Hardaway, you just know that he is a nice guy – someone you look forward to talking with and just being around. Maybe it’s the calm, kindly tone of his voice or the sense of humor you can hear just below the surface. If you were a resident at Magnolia Manor of Marion County, in Buena Vista, you would know Rufus Hardaway personally. He’s a resident there, too.

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Topics: Senior Planning, Skilled Nursing, Nursing Home

What if Mom is in Denial About Going Back Home?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 05, 2022

Nobody wants to admit they can’t do everything for themselves, especially after a lifetime of independence. The thought of having to move from one’s own home to assisted living or a memory care community can be so daunting that some seniors simply choose denial. Everything is just fine, thanks.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Assisted Living, Coping, Skilled Nursing, Nursing Home

Long-term care insurance for seniors: What is it and do I need it?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 29, 2022

Long-term care insurance can significantly impact your healthcare options as you age – certainly your ability to pay for whatever care you need. And chances are very good that you will need some type of advanced care. That’s the case for nearly 70% of adults aged 65 and older. And 20% of those seniors who need advanced care will require care for more than five years.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Senior Safety

Magnolia Manor Honored at Georgia Southwestern Naming Ceremony

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 15, 2022

The Georgia Southwestern College of Nursing and Health Sciences Auditorium has a new name – Magnolia Manor Nursing Auditorium. GSW Assistant Vice President Stephen Snyder officially unveiled the change on February 10, in a dedication ceremony that celebrated the commitment and connection between two vital community entities.

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Topics: Independent Living, Volunteering, FAQs, Senior Planning, Residents, Assisted Living

Important Nutrition Tips for Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 01, 2022

March is National Nutrition Month – no better time to talk about healthy eating! Proper nutrition is vital to fuel strong bodies and minds at any age, especially seniors. You may not realize that as you age your relationship with food changes. For one thing, your metabolism slows, which means you need fewer calories each day to energize your body. Aging also tends to diminish the sense of smell and taste, which can diminish interest in eating.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Senior Safety

POA for Seniors: When and Why You Need One, or Two

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
February 15, 2022

Power of attorney. It sounds official, and it is. A power of attorney, or POA, is a document that gives another person the legal right to make certain important decisions on your behalf. There is such a thing as a temporary POA, but a durable power of attorney is something every senior needs because it is your chance to direct your future.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Senior Safety

7 Heart-Healthy Habits for Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
February 01, 2022

February is the month of love, and nothing says love like taking good care of your heart. No wonder folks all around the country celebrate American Heart Month in February each year. You can wear red to show your support, but taking action is the best way you can get involved. This is especially important if you’re a senior because adults 65 or older are a lot more likely to experience a sudden heart attack, a stroke, or develop long-term heart disease.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Safety

Memory Care Staff Spotlight: Charlotte Ingram

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 19, 2022

One of so many reasons seniors love to live at Magnolia Manor is our truly amazing staff. We know we are blessed to have such dedicated, caring people to assist and support our residents – and our residents know it, too. When we say we treat one another – staff and residents -- like family, it is simply the truth.

From time to time we like to introduce our outstanding staff. So let’s find out more about Charlotte Ingram. Charlotte is the Activities Director at our well-known Mattie H. Marshall Memory Care Center, located on our Magnolia Manor campus in Americus. She works with residents who have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia or cognitive impairment.

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Topics: FAQs, Alzheimers/Dementia, Memory Care, Nursing Home