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Servant Leadership in Senior Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 04, 2021

Magnolia Manor is a senior living organization that has a foundation and commitment to our faith tradition. We fulfill that commitment through servant leadership. “As servant leaders we want our main focus to be on the well-being of our senior living community from our residents to our employees,” explains Ty Kinslow, Senior VP for Communications. “Our main goal is to serve and care about our residents through love and support for a lifetime.”

So, What Is Servant Leadership?

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Assisted Living, Nursing Home

Staff Highlight: The Joy of Working at Magnolia Manor

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
July 22, 2021

We are blessed to have so many wonderful staff members at Magnolia Manor. We love and appreciate every one of them and we know our residents do, too. Each of them is inspiring in their own way. And, often, they tell us they’re the ones who feel inspired by the residents they get to interact with every day. It’s no wonder Magnolia Manor feels like family.

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Topics: Rehabilitation, FAQs, Skilled Nursing, Nursing Home

Senior Living Acronyms: What Do They All Mean?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
July 15, 2021

What’s in a name? Shakespeare famously posed this question centuries ago, referring to a rose in Romeo and Juliet. Today, we’ve taken to reducing names we find too long to say or write easily to acronyms, using initials as a type of shorthand. They’re certainly more convenient. But although acronyms have become ubiquitous, many people don’t actually know what they stand for.

If you don’t know what they mean, acronyms aren’t convenient, they are confusing. In the senior living and care field, we’re just as guilty of using acronyms as those in any other field. But we don’t want our seniors and their loved ones to remain in the dark, so we thought it would be informative to explain some of the most common examples. Give yourself extra credit if you already know what these stand for!

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Safety, Residents

Is Vitamin D Helpful for Seniors?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
July 08, 2021

When you were young, Mom always told you to spend plenty of time playing outside because the sun would provide vitamin D to help keep your body healthy and strong. She was right. And now that Mom is aging, it turns out vitamin D is an even more important factor in her daily life.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Safety, Residents

Moving to Senior Living During the Pandemic

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 30, 2021

Even though it seems as if life completely shut down for nearly all of 2020 because of the pandemic, the truth is that life goes on, no matter what. Sometimes that includes moving from one home to another. So, with all the restrictions surrounding COVID-19, what was it like to move to a senior living community during this time?

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Socialization, Senior Planning, Residents, Assisted Living, COVID-19

Southern Cuisine for Senior Living Residents

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 16, 2021

Surely, you’re not one of those people who thinks senior living communities have lousy food! If so, you haven’t had a meal at Magnolia Manor! Long gone are the days when bland was the order of the day.

This is the South, and we’re all about Southern cuisine. That’s what our residents want, and our mission is to serve our seniors in every way – body and soul.

So fire up your taste buds, and let’s see what’s cooking. Derinda Harris, Dietary Manager at Magnolia Manor in Macon, is our guide.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Residents, Assisted Living

Benefits of Retiring in Georgia

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 02, 2021

Almost every adult looks forward to retirement with great anticipation. Finally, a chance to spend your days as you want. But where will that be? You could stay where you are. However, for many empty-nesters with distant children and grandkids, this is your chance to move closer. Or maybe you simply want a change of scenery, or pace.

Here at Magnolia Manor, we know a few things about retirement, and we’re well-rooted in the state of Georgia, too. So when we say this is a great place to retire, you can believe us. The benefits of retiring in Georgia are many, whether you will be new to the state or you already live here.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Residents, Spiritual Needs

Seasonal Allergy Advice for Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 11, 2021

Ah, spring. The season of renewal. It’s uplifting to see the world around us come alive again – this year, especially, as it also heralds our gradual emergence from the pandemic. But it’s hard to feel blessed by spring’s beauty when you’re busy sneezing, coughing, and wiping your watery eyes thanks to seasonal allergies. Spring allergies can also give you a stuffy or runny nose, make your eyes itch, and impair your sense of smell or taste.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Senior Safety, Residents, Spiritual Needs

Do I Qualify for Assisted Living?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 21, 2021

As we get older, most of us find it a bit harder to handle certain chores around the house. Seniors develop arthritis that can make dressing or cooking more difficult, or mobility issues that make it harder to get around or handle heavier work such as housekeeping.

Aside from these physical changes, many seniors also suffer from one or more chronic health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes which require proper monitoring. That, too, can be difficult to manage daily and stay on top of your medications.

At What Point Do You Qualify for Assisted Living?

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Topics: FAQs, Assisted Living

How to Have “The Talk” with Mom or Dad: Time for Assisted Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 14, 2021

You love your parents dearly, but sometimes it feels so hard to be their adult child. Mom and Dad know you have only their best interests at heart, but whenever you suggest (however gently) that they might need help with daily activities, they bristle and tell you to mind your own business. They’re doing just fine, thanks. Sure, some things are a bit more difficult, but that’s to be expected, right?

Aging and the “slowing” that comes with it may be expected, but you worry for Mom or Dad’s safety and well-being. So how can you have “the talk” in a way that feels less threatening and more positive?

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Topics: FAQs, Residents, Assisted Living, Coping