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.
Topics: Cost of Senior Living, FAQs, Senior Planning, In-home Care, Senior Safety
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.
Topics: FAQs, Socialization, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Spiritual Needs
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:
Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Medicare/Medicaid, FAQs, Senior Planning
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.
Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Coping
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.
Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Medicare/Medicaid, FAQs, Senior Planning, Skilled Nursing
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.
Topics: Independent Living, Senior Driving, FAQs, Senior Safety
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.
Topics: Senior Driving, FAQs, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Coping
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.
Topics: Holidays, FAQs, Gift Ideas, Mothers Day, Senior Planning, Coping
Here at Magnolia Manor, we are a non-profit, faith-based, senior living organization. That means decisions are grounded in our Methodist values. We are committed to our spiritual heritage, and strive to ensure it impacts life at our campuses.
Topics: FAQs, Spiritual Needs
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.
Topics: Cost of Senior Living, FAQs, Senior Planning