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Your Stories Make Us Better Care Givers

5 June 2023

One of the truly rewarding aspects of serving our senior assisted living community and our memory care community is chatting with visiting family, friends, clergy, and all other kind souls that visit us on a daily basis. Those engagements are rewarding to us personally, but more importantly, they are teaching...

Intimidated About Visiting Your Friend with Dementia? Don’t Be.

29 May 2023

Our focus for today’s senior assisted living and memory blog post is for you, the friends and relatives of our cherished memory care residents here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care. If you are hesitant to visit a friend or relative with significant memory care issues because...

Proximity is Key When Choosing Assisted Living & Memory Care

22 May 2023

Are you or a loved one considering professional assisted living services or professional memory care services here in Ellijay? While there are many factors to consider when making this decision, one that can't be overlooked is the proximity of family and friends. Being close to loved ones can provide emotional...

Remembering Those Who Served and Sacrificed All on Memorial Day

15 May 2023

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. While Memorial Day signifies the start of summer to many, to those who have served our country or have a loved one that fought and did not come home, Memorial Day is a sacred day of remembrance. Here at Manor Lake Senior...

Senior Assisted Living or Memory Care Could Very Well Be the Best Option for Your Parent Today

8 May 2023

Many older adults plan to age independently but are ultimately forced to make decisions about their care as their health and physical independence decline. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 12 million Americans over the age of 65 live alone. At some point, together with their aging parents, adult...

Managing The Stress of Moving and/or Downsizing

17 April 2023

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. Most older adults know the day will come when it’s time to downsize. But no matter how realistic you are about the necessity of downsizing — or rightsizing, as it’s sometimes called —...

Legal Documents Every Senior Should Have

12 April 2023

Our senior living and memory care blog team considered changing the title of this blog post to: “Legal Documents Every Adult Should Have”. The focus of this blog clearly is not limited to our beloved Ellijay senior living community and our Ellijay memory care community, however, on average, the urgency...

Celebrating the Easter Holiday Here at Manor Lake

3 April 2023

With the sun out shining bright and winter starting to loosen its grip, it’s the best time to celebrate spring and Easter! Just like any other special occasion and holiday, it is possible to keep up your favorite Easter traditions here in our Ellijay senior living and memory care community....

Your Dependent Parents Won’t Listen to You – What Next?

27 March 2023

Hello everyone from your friends and neighbors here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care. If you’re struggling with aging parents who refuse your best efforts to help, you’re far from alone: A whopping 77% of adult children believe their parents are stubborn about taking their advice or...

FAQ: When to Admit It’s Time to Move to Senior Assisted Living?

20 March 2023

Hello to all our blog fans here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Ellijay. Today we return to a FAQ, a subject that we’ve covered before, and a topic that is understandably stressful for both our seniors and their families. Transitioning to managed care means saying...

St. Patty’s Day Senior Fun Ideas

15 March 2023

Welcome back to our blog page associated with our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. We’re also here for you Ellijay-area homecare heroes taking care of your assisted living and/or memory care loved ones. If you looking for ideas on how to celebrate St. Patty’s day with...

Why Do Seniors Often Feel Physically Cold?

8 March 2023

Welcome back to our assisted living and memory care blog here at Manor Lake. As we get older, we start reaching for sweaters more often, shivering (even when you think you should be warm), or maybe turning up the thermostat more often than not. Is it really getting that much...

Make It One Day at a Time as a Home Memory Care Provider

6 March 2023

Greetings once again from your Ellijay-area assisted living and Ellijay memory care community here at Manor Lake. Dementia changes lives and introduces new challenges seemingly on a daily basis. Dementia changes the way a person thinks and feels, and it changes the way a person makes even the smallest decision....

Senior Financial Scams - To Make You Aware, Not to Scare

27 February 2023

We hear horrible stories from at-home care providers concerning an elderly loved one who was short-changed or downright scammed, financially or otherwise. Our caring professionals here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care feel it is important to remind you that con-artists and scammers lurk, and you must...

The Link Between Loneliness to Dementia

22 February 2023

Welcome back to our assisted living and memory care blog here at Manor Lake. As your parent or other loved one ages, you almost certainly have worries about their health and wellness. For many, conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other memory issues are a top concern because of how...

Make Your Senior Loved One’s Valentine’s Day Truly Special

13 February 2023

Well, it’s “all hands on deck” time for your Ellijay senior assisted living blog team as well as your Ellijay memory care blog team here at Manor Lake. We’ve left our computers and are now busying about to brighten our communities in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Our beloved seniors and...

The Benefits of Senior Stretching Exercises

8 February 2023

Greetings once again from your Ellijay-area assisted living and Ellijay memory care community here at Manor Lake. As we age, our joints lose fluid and our muscles lose elasticity, leading to a natural decrease in flexibility. Seniors who lose flexibility find it hard to complete normal daily tasks like getting...

Professional Senior Living and Memory Care Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

6 February 2023

Greetings once again from your Ellijay-area assisted living and Ellijay memory care community here at Manor Lake. Everyone ages differently and will have a specific set of physical and emotional needs. For many, mobility issues make it difficult to do things like pick up groceries and attend medical appointments, or...

You Inspire US – Thank You!

30 January 2023

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. We take great reward in the form of personal feedback from our blog readers that we inspire you with our efforts here. But we humbly submit that it is YOU who inspire us!...

Health Initiatives Here at Manor Lake

25 January 2023

Heart disease is a significant threat to our cherished seniors, and we need you to understand that we take senior heart health seriously. The following items are primary goals of our assisted living community and our memory care community in an effort to reduce the risk of our senior residents...

Transitioning Your Memory Care Loved One to Managed Care

18 January 2023

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. In our previous blog post, we presented some facts about Alzheimer’s disease that hopefully helped you feel a bit better about your ongoing journey as a home care provider. Today, we offer some...

Alzheimer’s Facts to Help You Understand and Feel Better

16 January 2023

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that can seriously affect a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. And at the later stages of the disease, an Alzheimer’s patient will require more care than...

Try Music Therapy for Your Memory Care Loved One

11 January 2023

Welcome back to our Ellijay-area assisted living and memory care blog where we strive to pass along our love and professional knowledge to all of you caring for special needs loved ones at home. In last week’s blog post we covered “Ways to Make Your Assisted Living or Dementia Loved...

Ways to Make Your Assisted Living or Dementia Loved One Smile

9 January 2023

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. Last week’s assisted living and memory care blog post focused upon ideas how you can engage your support group for strength, insight, and reward for your journey as a assisted living or memory...

Share Your 2022 Holiday Most Memorable Moments with Your Support Group

4 January 2023

Happy New Year and welcome back to our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community blog. Today’s message is very simple and something we hope each of your will act upon. There is no doubt that all you special caregivers out there, selflessly tending to your assisted living...

Four Worst Habits for Good Cognitive Health

12 December 2022

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. A common discussion during the Holiday season is: “During the happiest time of the year, why do I sometimes feel down”? Well, sometimes it’s explainable because a particular Holiday, month, or day of...

Looking Forward to Meeting You Again…For the First Time

5 December 2022

Hello dear residents, resident’s family, and the entire local community who are soldiering through the dedicated and blessed love in providing in-home assisted living services or memory care services. Today we share a story from one of your fellow Ellijay-area Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care blog readers about...

Five Things I Wish I knew When My Wife was Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

30 November 2022

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. This blog is adapted from Martin J. Schreiber’s "My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver". Full credit is offered here to Mr. Schreiber as the author and owner of...

Early Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah Greetings To You All

28 November 2022

With Thanksgiving in the rear-view, early Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and other warm greetings assigned by your faith this Holiday season. Just so you know, we unapologetically say, “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukkah” here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care. We’ll offer “season’s greetings” as well, but...

A Thanksgiving Tribute to Our Support Network

16 November 2022

Most of you are aware that our team of professional memory care and assisted living care providers here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care are there for all of you, young and seasoned alike. Allow us to deviate here to pay tribute to all of you who...

We’re Here to Help You Make Thanksgiving 2022 Truly Special

14 November 2022

Thanksgiving, 2022 is just a little more than a week away. We thought it would be appreciated to craft a Thanksgiving-focused blog reasonably in advance of the holiday to give all our readers time to reflect and hopefully act upon some of our notions. The Thanksgiving holiday conjures an assortment...

Act This Week to Honor a Veteran on THEIR Day!

9 November 2022

Very warm Veteran’s Day greetings from all of us at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Ellijay. To all of our dear Veteran residents within both our senior assisted living community and our memory care community, we trust you’re feeling our love, admiration, and respect. For those...

A Holiday Checklist for At-Home Assisted Living and Memory Care Support Providers

7 November 2022

The holiday season is here, and we all look forward to spending quality time with our loved ones. While we will enjoy special meals and special events here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care, for at-home caregivers the holidays can be stressful. For you loved ones, the...

Send Your Pastor a Warm “Happy Pastor Appreciation Day”

31 October 2022

Greetings once again from your Ellijay-area assisted living and Ellijay memory care community here at Manor Lake. With apology in advance for being late serving notice here, but did you know that October is “Pastor Appreciation Month”? Even if you’re reading this blog post early in November, strongly consider reaching...

Celebrate Halloween with Your Loved Ones Here at Manor Lake

24 October 2022

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. One of the most common frequently asked questions this time of year is “what ideas do you have to make this Halloween holiday special for my memory care loved one”? Well, we thought...

Three Part Mini-Series on “Caregiver Stress” – Episode #3

19 October 2022

Welcome back to the third (and final) episode of our three-part blog mini-series covering the subject of “Caregiver Stress”. We looked back on the calendar year 2022 to date and discovered that issues related to caregiver stress was a regular and recurring subject that those self-managing assisted living services at...

Three Part Mini-Series on “Caregiver Stress” – Episode #2

12 October 2022

Welcome back to the second of our three-part blog mini-series covering the subject of “Caregiver Stress”. We looked back on the calendar year 2022 to date and discovered that issues related to caregiver stress was a regular and recurring subject that those self-managing assisted living services at home and also...

Three Part Mini-Series on “Caregiver Stress” – Episode #1

10 October 2022

Welcome to the first edition of a three-part blog mini-series that will cover the subject of “Caregiver Stress”. We looked back on the calendar year 2022 to date and discovered that issues related to caregiver stress was a regular and recurring subject that those self-managing assisted living services at home...

About Seniors and Knee Pain

3 October 2022

Our team of professional memory care and assisted living care providers here at Manor Lake Ellijay are there for all of you, young and seasoned alike. Today’s blog offers “food for thought” pertaining to senior knee pain. Knee pain is so very common within the senior community. So, let’s talk...

Helping Seniors Manage Rising Costs

28 September 2022

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. We’re all feeling the pinch of rising costs due to inflation, but seniors are even more likely to worry about rising costs. Saving for retirement and closely managing your expenses are wise choices,...

The Benefits of Assisted Living and Memory Care

26 September 2022

Retirement can be a difficult time in life. You may find that you’re not as active or have health concerns, which means living on your own becomes harder. Daily tasks like cooking meals and doing laundry can become unwelcomed. Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care (Ellijay) offers senior care...

The Therapeutic Effect of Napping

21 September 2022

We’d like to share some keen insight regarding the subject of napping and how some scientists conclude that napping can help boost cognition. It is a professional obligation for the staff here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care (Ellijay) to exercise continuing education on the subjects of professional...

Why Osteoporosis Can Be Dangerous for Older Adults

19 September 2022

Today’s blog post is targeted for our entire assisted living and memory care blog-reading community. Whether you are a beloved senior assisted living resident here at Manor Lake, a loving family member of a memory care service resident, or one of the many providing loving care of a senior loved...

Six Festive Fall Activities for Seniors

12 September 2022

By now, most of you know that we manage our Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care blog for the benefit of all of you at home in the Ellijay area caring for your loved one with senior assisted living needs and/or memory care challenges. We do this because you...

September is National Alzheimer’s Month and National Shake Month (Among Others)

7 September 2022

Hello everyone from your friends and neighbors here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care. Some of you might recall that in early August we produced an assisted living and memory care blog post focused on identifying the “national days” of August. We discussed the fact that many...

It’s Officially Senior “Fall” Season

6 September 2022

Labor Day is behind us. That means that the “fall season” is in full swing. We’re not referring to one of the four calendar seasons of the year (the Fall season officially starts on Sept 22), we’re talking about senior fall risk. We’re talking today about the risk of falls...

Use Labor Day for A Self-Care Day

31 August 2022

Hello and welcome back to our Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care blog. Today we turn our focus to the upcoming Labor Day weekend and how all of you providing assisted living care and/or memory care support services to a loved one. Labor Day is more than just an...

Learn the Warning Signs of Stroke

29 August 2022

Hello dear residents, resident’s family, and the entire local community who are struggling through providing in-home assisted living or memory care services. This goes out to you whether you are or are not actively searching for professional assisted living or memory care services in and around Ellijay. Those of you...

Changing the Stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease

24 August 2022

Today five million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory loss. As our population ages, that number will increase. Appropriate support services and environments such as those that residents of Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Ellijay enjoy, help them make the...

How to Qualify a Care Team for Your Senior or Memory Care Loved One

22 August 2022

As always, welcome back to our senior living & memory care blog where it is our passion to assist our assisted living residents and family, our memory care residents and family, and of course to all of you at-home caregivers as well. Some of you at-home care givers simply need...

Ways to Stay Connected with Your Loved One Here at Manor Lake

17 August 2022

When a parent or older loved one moves into an Assisted Living or Memory Care Community like ours here at Manor Lake, it is very important that family members and friends maintain the same level of connection with them that existed previously. Both our assisted living community and our memory...

Early Onset Alzheimer’s Can Happen in Your 40’s?

15 August 2022

Greetings once again to our faithful blog readers, cherished assisted living residents, memory care residents, and family members all! Over the past few weeks, we’ve had the privilege to consult a couple of callers concerned about their relatively young spouse exhibiting concerning cognizant behavior. One spouse was in his mid-40’s,...

Who is a Good Candidate for Assisted Living?

10 August 2022

From all of us here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care, we appreciate the positive feedback from our assisted living and memory care blog readers regarding the practical utility of our blog messaging. Many of our readers are at home taking care of their loved one’s Assisted...

Why Lighting Strategies Inside Your Home are Critically Important to Your Memory Care Loved One

8 August 2022

We appreciate the positive feedback from all of us here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care regarding the practical utility of our blog. It is now August, and the increasing heat index can be deadly for the young and senior alike. But summer danger is not restricted...

Happy August: Do You Know What Today’s “National Day” Is?

3 August 2022

Hello everyone from your friends and neighbors here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care. We know that many of you struggle to come up with new ideas on what to discuss with your assisted living loved ones or your memory care loved ones. And we get it....

Addressing Grief Associated with Memory Impairment Diagnosis

1 August 2022

If you have been diagnosed with memory impairment, stop and realize that you are not alone and that you are loved. Consider all of us here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care to be a ready, empathetic, loving, and professionally experienced resource for you. The level of...

Helping Your Memory Care Loved One Via Single-Minded Tasks

27 July 2022

If you follow our blog, you know that we take great pride in helping you, our neighbors here in Ellijay who lovingly provide at-home assisted living care and/or memory care support to your loved ones. We know that along with your deep love for your memory care loved one, comes...

Resident Lifestyles Inspired From Within

25 July 2022

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from professionally serving seniors, it’s that they are all unique. Here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care, time has taught us to never underestimate the power of the individual. Today’s senior has evolved away from the one-size-fits-all model. Savvy older adults...

We’re Proud to Help You “Live Deliciously”

20 July 2022

Summer greetings to you, our faithful senior assisted living and memory care blog readers! Today we thought we’d introduce you to the culinary experience here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care. We’re very proud that we help the dear residents of our assisted living community and our...

Caregiver Tips

18 July 2022

Hello and welcome back to our Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care blog. Today we turn our focus to all of you at-home care givers who looking for inspiration and strength to carry on in your assisted living care and/or your memory care support services. We’re here for you....

Foods and Activities that Contribute to Forgetfulness

13 July 2022

Whether you are a faithful subscriber to our senior assisted living and memory care blog or have arrived us for the very first time, we are guessing your age is somewhere in your forties or older. People in their teens are locked down in their Twitter and Tic Toc accounts....

Senior Dietary Deficiencies Home Care Providers Must Know About

11 July 2022

If you are a subscriber or frequent viewer of our assisted living and memory care blog, you know that here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care, we take great pride in our holistic approach to managed care. We invest heartfelt time and energy managing this senior care...

Summertime Safety Tips for Home Senior and Memory Care Support Providers

6 July 2022

In our continuing effort to support those of you who lovingly support your senior loved ones, our team of Ellijay-area assisted living and Ellijay-area memory care professionals thought it would be wise to again share eight facts you should know about summer and senior care. We want all of you...

Helping Assisted Living and Memory Care Loved Ones Celebrate the 4th of July

29 June 2022

The 4th of July is a very special day on the American calendar. As such, there is no reason that anyone who wants to celebrate it should be prevented from doing so. Here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care, we work hard to make sure that this...

Thank You for The Positive Feedback on our Five-Part Blog Series

27 June 2022

We wish to express thanks to those of you who provided such warm and welcome feedback on our recent five-part blog series focused on signs that transition to professional memory care is well advised. As you know we manage our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community blog...

Caregivers: You Must Love Yourself to Love Others

22 June 2022

If you are one of our blog fans, you know that we pride ourselves here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care (Ellijay) for helping more than our residents and their families. We take great pride in helping you, our neighbors here in Ellijay who lovingly provide at-home assisted...

Memory Care Candidacy Observation: Declining Confidence and Happiness

20 June 2022

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. This is the fifth and final blog post within our five-part series focusing on a single indicator of signs that a transition to professional memory care will be in the best interest of...

Memory Care Candidacy Observation: Declining Relationships with Caregivers

13 June 2022

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. This is the fourth blog post within our five-part series with each post focusing on a single indicator of signs that a transition to professional memory care will be in the best interest...

Memory Care Candidacy Observation: Regular Confusion and Losing Track

6 June 2022

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. This is the third blog post within our five-part series with each post focusing on a single indicator of signs that a transition to professional memory care will be in the best interest...

Memory Care Candidacy Observation: Waning Participation in Assisted Living Lifestyle

1 June 2022

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. This is the second blog post within our five-part series with each post focusing on a single indicator of signs that a transition to professional memory care will be in the best interest...

Assessing Indicators that Determine the Need to Transition to Memory Care

30 May 2022

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. We hope you had a loving and memorable Memorial Day Holiday. We are certain that those who invested the ultimate sacrifice look down upon us in celebration of the enabling role that they...

Books That Help Share the Meaning of Memorial Day with Your Senior Loved Ones

25 May 2022

Today’s blog post is targeted for our entire blog reading community. Whether you are a beloved senior assisted living resident here at Manor Lake, a loving family member of a memory care resident, or one of the many providing loving care for a cherished assisted living or memory care loved...

Seven Tips to Keep Your Senior Loved One Hydrated This Summer

23 May 2022

Here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care, we take great pride in our holistic approach to managed care. We invest heartfelt time and energy managing this senior care blog for the purpose of assisting those of you at-home senior care providers to help you deliver the best...

May is Military Appreciation Month – Make Someone’s Day Today

18 May 2022

Today’s blog post is targeted for our entire blog reading community. Whether you are a beloved senior assisted living resident here at Manor Lake caring for a military veteran, a loving family member of a memory care veteran resident, or one of the many providing loving care of a veteran...

The Art of Helping Your Senior Loved One Downsize

16 May 2022

We pride ourselves here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care (Ellijay) for helping more than our residents and their families. We take great pride in helping you, our neighbors here in Ellijay who lovingly provide at-home assisted living care and/or memory care support to your loved ones. Today...

At-Home Senior Care Providers – Put Your Mask on First

9 May 2022

If you’ve ever flown on a commercial flight, you were briefed that “in the event of an emergency, secure your oxygen mask first”. This clearly makes sense because you can’t serve those dependent upon you unless you take care of yourself first. One of the things we take seriously here...

Simple Ways to Brighten Your Senior’s Day

4 May 2022

Greetings once again to all of our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community residents, family, neighbors, and friends. Today we’re going to share with you today some simple things you can do to brighten your senior’s day. It doesn’t take much to make a big difference in...

Dealing With Arthritis

2 May 2022

Today we look to educate all our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community residents, family, neighbors, and friends on the subject of arthritis, an ailment common to so many. Any chronic health condition can impact day-to-day life, and arthritis comes with its own set of challenges. So,...

The Importance Seniors Being with Family on Memorial Day

27 April 2022

Greetings to all followers of our Ellijay Assisted Living and Memory Care blog! Every year our phones light up on/or near the first of May. This is the time of year when people across the country first start thinking about Memorial Day (May 30th this year) and how they are...

It Is Important to Know the Differences Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

25 April 2022

Welcome back to our blog page for our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community. No matter what stage of care need your elderly loved one is at, you can trust that you have proven professionals right around the corner here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory...

Protecting Your Loved Ones from Financial Scam Artists

20 April 2022

As always, welcome back to our senior living & memory care blog where it is our passion to assist our assisted living residents and family, our memory care residents and family, and of course to all of you at-home caregivers as well. In our previous senior living and memory care...

Simple Ways to Address At-Home Caregiver Stress

18 April 2022

Hello and welcome back to our Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care blog. Today’s focus is fully upon all of you at-home care givers who looking for inspiration and strength to carry on in your assisted living care giving and/or your memory care support services. Family caregivers play a...

Easter Wishes from All of Us at Manor Lake

13 April 2022

Greetings all! With Easter rapidly approaching, we know many of you are busy with travel, event, and praise plans for the upcoming Easter Holiday. We want to take the briefest of moments here to send to you, from all of us here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory...

April is Stress Awareness Month for Seniors, Memory Patients, and Caregivers

11 April 2022

For elderly and seniors, the month of April is national “Stress Awareness Month” and a good time to take stock of your mental health. Well, allow us to customize that introduction if you may. For all of us, the month of April is national “Stress Awareness Month”. We talking to...

Songs to Celebrate the Easter Season

6 April 2022

Welcome back to our senior living and memory care blog! We received some great feedback on our previous blog post regarding Easter activities that you can enjoy with both your assisted living loved ones and/or your memory care loved ones. A couple of readers passed along the vital role that...

Easter Activity Ideas for Your Memory Care Loved One

4 April 2022

On Easter, people of all ages spend time with their loved ones and celebrate spring. For many older adults, this holiday brings back wonderful memories of their childhood. It is also a great time to involve seniors with dementia in some exciting activities. If your elderly loved one has been...

Assisted Living and Memory Care Event Ideas (Part Deux)

23 March 2022

This is a follow-up to last week’s blog post giving you ideas to enjoy Spring with your loved one’s who reside with us here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care. We follow those ideas with a suggestion from one of our most active family members of a...

Spring Outdoor Activity Ideas for Assisted Living and Memory Care Seniors

21 March 2022

Spring is in the air! Staff and cherished residents alike here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care are taking moments to smell the roses. Well, roses aren’t in bloom just yet, but you get our drift. Whether your loved one resides within our senior assisted living community...

Drawing a “Blank” on What to Do While Visiting Your Senior Loved One?

14 March 2022

Have you ever “drawn a blank” trying to figure out something fun to do while visiting your loved one within our Senior Assisted Living community here in Ellijay or within our Memory Care Community also in Ellijay? Well, rest assured you are not alone. We all tend to over-complicate things...

Dementia Diagnosis - What Next?

7 March 2022

Getting the news that your parent, in-law, or spouse has dementia is devastating. There’s no other way to put it. Hopefully this is the most sobering challenge of your lifetime. Here at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Ellijay, we will be honored to help you every...

At-Home Senior Care Support Tips – Because We Love You

28 February 2022

We realize that the high percentage of our Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care blog know that we invest time and energy as a service to our community. We understand that all of you providing at-home senior assisted living care and/or memory care services to your loved one is...

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease

21 February 2022

As promised, today we follow last week’s blog post with some guidance for those of you who feel some form of formal cognitive evaluation is required for you or a family member. But first, once again warm winter greetings to you, our faithful assisted living and memory care blog readers,...

The Three Major Alzheimer’s Disease Stages with Brief Description

14 February 2022

Warm winter greetings to you, our faithful assisted living and memory care blog readers, cherished assisted living residents, memory care residents, family members, and a special shout-out to all of you angels out there providing at-home care to a senior loved one in need. A funny thing happened at a...

What Music Can Do for You and Your Senior Loved Ones

7 February 2022

The therapeutic nature of music is something for all of us to consider. Today’s blog post will primarily focus on the therapeutic effect that music can offer your loved one living here in our senior assisted living community or our memory care community. We’ll touch on the scientific evidence of...

Getting Started on a Proactive “Self-Care” Routine

24 January 2022

Greetings once again to all of our Ellijay-area assisted living and our Ellijay memory care community residents, family, neighbors, and friends. Today we’re going to share with you today some insights into an increasingly popular concept called “Self-Care”. This topic can benefit everyone whether you are a member of our...

FAQ: What Exactly is Assisted Living

17 January 2022

It comes as no surprise to us that our most frequently asked question from those researching professional assisted living options here in Ellijay is, “What Exactly is Assisted Living”. The reason is simple this question is asked so often. It is because assisted living has no single definition. It differs...

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis? Now What?

10 January 2022

First and foremost, stop and realize that you are not alone and that you are loved. Consider all of us here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care to be a ready, empathetic, loving, and professionally experienced resource for you. Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, no doubt, is a...

Senior Assisted Living Often Delivers Improved Health Versus Independent Living

3 January 2022

New Year’s Greetings from all of us here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care! We are now a couple of days into the calendar year 2022. Many of us authored our traditional “New Year’s Resolutions” and are working through the details of strategic self-improvement. But if you...

Reflecting on the Year & COVID-19

13 December 2021

In the past year, Americans across the nation experienced toilet paper, food, hand sanitizer, and paper towel shortages. Some industries were put at extraordinary risk due to short supply of vital staples. The Assisted Living and Memory Care support providers were arguable at the top of the list for the...

A Link Between Exercise and Thwarting Alzheimer’s

6 December 2021

This post cites Alzheimer’s research that publishes some very uplifting findings! Whether you are a beloved senior assisted living resident here at Manor Lake (Ellijay), a loving family member of a memory care service resident, or an at home care provider, the subject of dementia touches almost all of us...