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Magnolia Manor Blog

Common Oral Health Issues and Treatments for Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 27, 2019

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.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Safety

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

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

Senior Living Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 30, 2019

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.

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Topics: FAQs, Socialization, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Spiritual Needs

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

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

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

Do I Have to Give Up My Driving Privileges in a Senior Living Community?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 29, 2019

There are many questions you may be asking (or thinking about asking) when considering senior living communities. Chief among them may be your ability to retain driving privileges.

From the first moment we earned our driver’s licenses, driving puts the ability to explore the world (well, our world) within reach.

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Topics: Independent Living, Senior Driving, FAQs, Senior Safety

How to Gently Get Mom or Dad to Hand Over The Car Keys for Good

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 16, 2019

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.

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Topics: Senior Driving, FAQs, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Coping

You Can Still Enjoy the Holidays With Your Family

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 18, 2018


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.

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Topics: Holidays, FAQs, Gift Ideas, Mothers Day, Senior Planning, Coping