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Magnolia Manor Blog

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: senior living

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, 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, senior living

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, senior living

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: senior living, seniordriving

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 living, seniordriving

It’s Not Too Late to Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 20, 2018

 

The holiday season is upon us, along with the regular rigmarole that comes with this time of year. Giving is a natural tendency during the holidays, and as a designated nonprofit, we here at Magnolia Manor are always thrilled with the generous donations and gifts received by our campuses. For our donors, their gifts not only help us provide an exceptional level of care to our residents, but they also offer tax benefits.

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Topics: senior living, donations

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: senior living, holidays

Fun and easy ways for seniors to decorate for the holidays

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 11, 2018

 

Moving into senior living brings with it many freedoms: freedom from housework, grocery shopping, home repairs and so much more.

One element that you might be afraid of missing after moving into senior living; however, is decorating for the holidays.

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Topics: senior living, holidays

What If I’m Not Methodist?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 28, 2018

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.

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Topics: senior living