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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

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

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

Feeling Guilty About Moving Mom Into Assisted Living?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 09, 2018


Moving a parent into assisted living is an understandably emotional process for children. Although deep down you understand that assisted living is the best option, it’s completely understandable to feel guilty when Mom--or Dad--has to move out of their home.

But it’s also important not to let that guilt swallow you whole - your Mom still needs you! Rather than dwell on guilty feelings, try focusing your attention on what your loved one is gaining by moving into assisted living.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Coping

6 Signs it’s Time for a Parent to Move Into Assisted Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 25, 2018


As children we see our parents as superheroes who can do anything. But as we (and they) get older, we realize that our parents are, in fact, human. Along with that realization can come some difficult decisions.

Moving Mom or Dad into assisted living is a decision that is fraught with emotional and practical considerations. Knowing when the time is right to make that call is chief among them.

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Topics: Senior Planning, Assisted Living

Does Medicare/Medicaid Cover Assisted Living in Georgia?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 11, 2018


Financial questions are often some of the first asked by prospective residents when making decisions about assisted living communities in Georgia. One very commonly asked financial question we hear at Magnolia Manor is, Does Medicare or Medicaid cover assisted living in Georgia?

The short answer is, unfortunately, “no.” Medicare and Medicaid do not cover assisted living expenses for Georgians.

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Topics: Medicare/Medicaid, FAQs, Senior Planning, Assisted Living