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Magnolia Manor Blog

Senior Living Costs in Georgia

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 18, 2018

The idea of growing older gracefully is much different today then 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

6 Signs it’s Time for a Parent to Move Into Assisted Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 25, 2018

 

As children we see our parents as superheroes who can do anything. But as we (and they) get older, we realize that our parents are, in fact, human. Along with that realization can come some difficult decisions.

Moving Mom or Dad into assisted living is a decision that is fraught with emotional and practical considerations. Knowing when the time is right to make that call is chief among them.

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Topics: senior living

Lucy's Secret to Celebrating 100 Birthdays

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 25, 2018

 

Our health and longevity are in our hands now more than ever. According to AARP, genetics only account for 25% of your longevity. There is a lot we can do to live longer, healthier lives and there is room for improvement.

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Topics: senior living

Does Medicare/Medicaid Cover Assisted Living in Georgia?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 11, 2018

 

Financial questions are often some of the first asked by prospective residents when making decisions about assisted living communities in Georgia. One very commonly asked financial question we hear at Magnolia Manor is, Does Medicare or Medicaid cover assisted living in Georgia?

The short answer is, unfortunately, “no.” Medicare and Medicaid do not cover assisted living expenses for Georgians.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living

How to Maintain Friendships When Moving into Senior Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 27, 2018

 

The list of priorities when moving into a senior living community can get pretty long. After all, this is a busy and exciting time! It’s at a time like this that maintaining your friendships is especially important.

Ever watch reruns of The Golden Girls? Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia were on to something. Research shows that maintaining friendships into your senior years can have a bigger impact on health than maintaining relationships with family. Friends are important!

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5 Strategies to Make Senior Living More Affordable

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
July 10, 2018

 

If you are considering a move to a senior/assisted living community, you may be worried about being able to afford it. After all, in 2016 a private, one-unit apartment in an assisted living community in Georgia cost about $2,850 per month.

So, you’re wise to consider the cost, but chances are good you will be able to handle it. Here are five ways that may help:

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living

Why Donate to Magnolia Manor?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 30, 2018

Built Upon Generosity

There is a remarkable difference between for-profit organizations and nonprofit communities like Magnolia Manor. As a nonprofit organization our overriding objectives are apparent in our priorities and the quality of care we offer to our residents.

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Honor your Mother this Mother’s Day through The League of the Good Samaritan

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 04, 2018

Being a mother means being a giver. For centuries, mothers have given everything they have to those they love. They give birth. They give unconditional love. They give home cooked meals. They give the best hugs. They give up careers. They sacrifice their own needs and put their children’s needs first. They give us life lessons that help us shape who we become as adults. As Mother’s Day approaches, let’s reflect on some life lessons we may have learned from our own mothers.

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A Day in the Life – Independent Living at Magnolia Manor

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 19, 2018

Many of our independent living residents feel they are busier now than they ever were before they retired. In addition to the various amenities and activities that Magnolia Manor provides, we also relieve the burden of dealing with regular household chores and maintenance issues. Two of our residents share their stories of how active independent senior living can be at Magnolia Manor.

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Topics: Independent Living