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Magnolia Manor Blog

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

Top 3 Steps to Take Before You Retire

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 18, 2019

Retirement is an exciting time for seniors. You worked hard to build a life for you and your family, and you have earned the right to, well, relax a little!

But along with deciding when, there are some other considerations that are important to review before you retire. Taking the time to follow these three (3) steps, in particular, can help prevent any unforeseen stressors, and can alleviate any potential burdens during your retirement:

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Topics: Independent Living, Cost of Senior Living, Senior Planning

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

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, Socialization, 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

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

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: Holidays, Gift Ideas, Senior Planning, Residents, Coping