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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Maybe Mom or Dad has had some vision or cognitive problems lately. Or perhaps you’ve noticed a parent missing traffic signals, weaving, becoming aggressive with the horn, or other concerning behaviors. Has your parent been involved in one or more accidents? Have they hit the gas instead of the brake? Are there dents or scrapes on their car? The signs are there, plain as day:
It’s time for Mom or Dad to hand over the car keys for good.
Moving into senior living is a major transition that impacts more than your day-to-day life. Until the holiday season sneaks up on you, thinking about the holidays and how to be with family may not spring to mind. Yet, it’s an important consideration for seniors who are considering or have made the move into senior living.
Moving into senior living brings with it many freedoms: freedom from housework, grocery shopping, home repairs and so much more.
One element that you might be afraid of missing after moving into senior living; however, is decorating for the holidays.
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.
The list of priorities when moving into a senior living community can get pretty long. After all, this is a busy and exciting time! It’s at a time like this that maintaining your friendships is especially important.
Ever watch reruns of The Golden Girls? Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia were on to something. Research shows that maintaining friendships into your senior years can have a bigger impact on health than maintaining relationships with family. Friends are important!