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Magnolia Manor Blog

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: senior living, Cost of 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

Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 19, 2018

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and it’s never too soon to start preparing your holiday shopping list. Mom or Dad will always enjoy lunch, shopping or another activity together with you and their grandkids. But, when you want to say “I love you” with a special gift, there are plenty to choose from this year.

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Topics: senior living

Senior Living Costs in Georgia

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 18, 2018

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.

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Topics: senior living, Cost of Senior Living

Feeling Guilty About Moving Mom Into Assisted Living?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 09, 2018

 

Moving a parent into assisted living is an understandably emotional process for children. Although deep down you understand that assisted living is the best option, it’s completely understandable to feel guilty when Mom--or Dad--has to move out of their home.

But it’s also important not to let that guilt swallow you whole - your Mom still needs you! Rather than dwell on guilty feelings, try focusing your attention on what your loved one is gaining by moving into assisted living.

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Topics: senior living