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?
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:
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.
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.
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.
Aging can take a toll on our bodies in several ways, including our mouth and teeth. So the very fact that seniors are older puts them at greater risk for tooth and gum disease. The good news is that more seniors than ever before are retaining their natural teeth. But that makes it all the more important to maintain good oral hygiene. Oral health is just as important for those who wear dentures.
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.
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.
Making the move into senior living is a major decision that involves careful consideration of many different elements. Most certainly, it is also a time to ask and gain insight from a range of questions.
Here at Magnolia Manor, we meet with prospective residents and their family members every day, providing tours of our eight campuses in southern Georgia while providing answers and insight into the most frequently asked questions about senior living.
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: