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Family Connect: Keeping Our Residents Connected With Loved Ones

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought home to all of us just how vital it is to stay connected with loved ones, especially our seniors. Right away, as soon as stay-at-home orders were being issued, our Magnolia Manor team jumped into action. We created Family Connect, a program to keep our residents in touch with their families. No physical contact allowed, maybe, but our goal was to ensure plenty of face time.

We are both proud and pleased to say that Family Connect has been a tremendous success, for everyone involved.

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Topics: Coping, COVID-19

Caregiver Stress: how support groups can help

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 06, 2020

There is no tougher job than serving as someone’s caregiver. And when the person you’re helping is a loved one, your close relationship can make the “job” even more stressful. It’s so hard to see your aging Mom or Dad struggle. And it’s all too easy to feel exhausted, overwhelmed and isolated as you try to help. Yet there are more than 34 million unpaid caregivers in the US responsible for assisting adults 50 or older. Almost 16 million of them care for someone who has Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, In-home Care, Coping

Top 8 things seniors worry about and how to help

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 19, 2019

The older we get, the more likely we are to start worrying about “what will happen to me if... ” It’s natural to do that, but worry is not productive and it can negatively impact physical and emotional health. With that in mind, here are the top things that concern seniors, along with some ways you can help prevent them or ameliorate their effects for your loved one:

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Coping

9 Tips to get seniors to eat

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 31, 2019

Everybody needs to eat! If you’re a caregiver for an elderly parent or other loved one who isn’t eating like they should, we understand your frustration. Below, you’ll find some tips you can try to get your senior to eat more, or at least get more of the high-nutrition calories their body requires.

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Topics: FAQs, Socialization, Senior Safety, Coping

10 Biggest Myths of Grief

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 24, 2019

Loss is part of the circle of life, and grief is a natural response to losing a loved one. Sadly, there are many misconceptions about grief that can make it harder to allow yourself the time and space you need to grieve in your own way. Rather than feeling pressured to conform to someone else’s idea of how to grieve, we need to remember that this is an intimately personal experience and process.

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Topics: FAQs, Coping

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

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

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

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 04, 2019

November is National Alzheimer's 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/Dementia, Memory Care, Coping

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: Rehabilitation, Senior Safety, Coping

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: FAQs, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Coping