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Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 20, 2022

At Magnolia Manor, we are all about living life to the fullest. We’re busy doing practical, everyday things. We’re taking care of ourselves and those around us, physically and spiritually. And – of course – we’re having plenty of fun (even despite the pandemic). But, with so many residents and staff members spread over nine campuses throughout southern Georgia, it is virtually impossible to stay abreast of all the happenings in every location.

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Topics: Senior Planning, Skilled Nursing, Nursing Home

Skilled Nursing Resident Spotlight: Rufus Hardaway

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 19, 2022

The minute you start talking to Rufus Hardaway, you just know that he is a nice guy – someone you look forward to talking with and just being around. Maybe it’s the calm, kindly tone of his voice or the sense of humor you can hear just below the surface. If you were a resident at Magnolia Manor of Marion County, in Buena Vista, you would know Rufus Hardaway personally. He’s a resident there, too.

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Topics: Senior Planning, Skilled Nursing, Nursing Home

What if Mom is in Denial About Going Back Home?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 05, 2022

Nobody wants to admit they can’t do everything for themselves, especially after a lifetime of independence. The thought of having to move from one’s own home to assisted living or a memory care community can be so daunting that some seniors simply choose denial. Everything is just fine, thanks.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Assisted Living, Coping, Skilled Nursing, Nursing Home

Magnolia Manor Buena Vista Wins Gold

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 10, 2021

When we say Magnolia Manor of Marion County is an award-winning senior living community, we aren’t just making that up. We are bursting with pride to announce that our Buena Vista campus is one of just two long term care organizations in the entire country to win the 2021 National Gold - Excellence in Quality Award.

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Topics: FAQs, Celebrations, Skilled Nursing, 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

5 Myths About Medicaid

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 29, 2020

Medicare and Medicaid are both government programs that provide certain types of health care coverage for seniors. Although the programs are very different, they are often confused. And Medicaid, especially, is often misunderstood. So let’s clear up some of the confusion, to help you know if Medicaid may be a viable financial resource for you some day.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Medicare/Medicaid, FAQs, Senior Planning, Alzheimers/Dementia, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing

Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 22, 2020

Just as the name implies, art therapy combines the creative process with psychotherapy, to help individuals improve their mental health and overall well-being. Art therapy addresses the mind, body, and spirit – a holistic approach to quality of life that we heartily endorse here at Magnolia Manor. But we appreciate art therapy for another reason, too.

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Topics: Rehabilitation, FAQs, Alzheimers/Dementia, Memory Care, Senior Safety, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing

What's the difference between Skilled Nursing and a Nursing Home?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 16, 2020

Senior living options are much broader and more specialized than they were just a generation ago. Today there are housing choices that cater to active, independent seniors, as well as those who need various types of physical and/or medical assistance. Reflecting that, the terminology of senior living has changed, too. This can make family discussions and exploring your future options more confusing.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Skilled Nursing, Nursing Home

What to Do When Dad and Mom Have Different Senior Living Care Needs

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 17, 2019

One of the toughest things about getting older is having to admit you need help. Devoted couples look to each other for assistance as one of them needs a helping hand with daily living tasks or shows early signs of memory loss. Filling in the gaps this way enables the couple to continue living together, independently. But what happens when one person’s needs become just too much for an elderly spouse to handle? What if the couple is your parents?

We all age differently, so this scenario is not unusual. But it can be very difficult for adult children as well as aging parents to acknowledge that Mom and Dad now have different senior living care needs

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing

Benefits of choosing a full service retirement community

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 28, 2019

Searching for that just-right retirement community for yourself or a senior parent can be truly daunting. There are so many different types of facilities to choose from, and each one is unique in its living accommodation options, range of professional services, amenities and overall ambiance. We’ve all heard the expression “aging in place.” In a perfect world, we would never have to leave the home we love just because our mental and/or physical capabilities change. Yet for most of us that time does come. And when it does, choosing a full service retirement community will give you the peace of mind that you don’t have to move again.

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Topics: Independent Living, Rehabilitation, FAQs, Alzheimers/Dementia, Memory Care, Senior Safety, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing