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Magnolia Manor Blog

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

Medicare Changes in 2019

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 09, 2019

Here at Magnolia Manor, many of our residents rely on Medicare to help pay for senior living costs, doctor’s appointments, prescriptions and more.

To help you best understand how these changes will affect you or your loved ones this year, here is a rundown of some of the most impactful changes:

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Medicare/Medicaid, FAQs, Senior Planning

Senior Living for Veterans

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
February 26, 2019

According to the latest U.S. Census, there are more than 12.4 million veterans over the age of 65 living in our country. At Magnolia Manor, we are indebted to the many men and women who have so bravely served our country. There are many retired veterans and their spouses residing in our eight (8) campuses across southern Georgia, and we are honored that they have chosen to enjoy their senior years with us!

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Veterans

Avoid the winter blues, move to Georgia!

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
February 14, 2019

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:

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Socialization, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Coping

Does Medicare / Medicaid Cover Skilled Nursing?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 31, 2019

Medicare and Medicaid help provide critical levels of care to seniors in Georgia. The coverage for both programs can be confusing, however, leading to denied treatment, bills, and other unnecessary stresses. Rather than dealing with unnecessary stresses when you need medical care, you should be focusing on your health.

In short, yes, Medicare and Medicaid will pay for skilled nursing services in Georgia. To arm you with critical information needed to understand your coverage and rights as a Medicare or Medicaid participant, let’s examine skilled nursing coverage for both programs.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Medicare/Medicaid, FAQs, Senior Planning, Skilled Nursing

Senior Living Costs in Georgia

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 18, 2018

The idea of growing older gracefully is much different today than it was just a few decades ago. The average American lives into their late 70’s or early 80’s. And, with hearty genes, healthy habits, and appropriate care it is not uncommon to see people live into their 90’s. Genealogy in Time Magazine reports that roughly 1 person in every 6,000 lives to be 100, which is more than 10 times the 1 person in every 67,000 we saw 50 years ago.

What does this mean to us? We need to be prepared for the possibility that our retirement years may last just as long, perhaps even longer, than our careers. The traditional senior living accommodations may not be sufficient. We need to plan carefully for this new reality.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, FAQs, Senior Planning

5 Strategies to Make Senior Living More Affordable

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
July 10, 2018


If you are considering a move to a senior/assisted living community, you may be worried about being able to afford it. After all, in 2016 a private, one-unit apartment in an assisted living community in Georgia cost about $2,850 per month.

So, you’re wise to consider the cost, but chances are good you will be able to handle it. Here are five ways that may help:

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Senior Planning

Why Donate to Magnolia Manor?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 30, 2018

Built Upon Generosity

There is a remarkable difference between for-profit organizations and nonprofit communities like Magnolia Manor. As a nonprofit organization our overriding objectives are apparent in our priorities and the quality of care we offer to our residents.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Donations, Volunteering