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What's Next After a Loved One Moves to Assisted Living? (Copy)

11 May 2020

In the months leading up to a senior loved one’s transition to an assisted living community like ours here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care Ellijay, family members are busy (often overwhelmed) juggling all of the details of the move. From helping your loved one to downsize and...

Managing Your Loved One’s Finances (Copy)

4 May 2020

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

Recognizing and Helping Residents with Hearing Problems (Copy)

20 April 2020

If you ever watched a comedic sitcom or movie on television, you likely seen this common scene. An elderly person loses their hearing aid, causing them to mishear certain lines from another character. As a result, a comedic situation is played out. However, it’s only a satirization of a subject...

Physical and Mental Care Tips for At-Home Senior and Memory Care Loved Ones (Copy)

13 April 2020

Greetings all. Your caring staff here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care Ellijay are fully aware that this is the third pandemic-related blog post in a row. Rest assured we’ll move on soon enough to more uplifting messaging, but we can’t turn our head to the fact that...

Seven Ways to Boost Your Loved One's Morale During the Coronavirus Epidemic (Copy)

6 April 2020

Today we offer you an outstanding article written by Linda Dono, a featured writer with AARP. We believe all readers can take something away from this. To protect the most vulnerable residents against COVID-19, assisted living and memory care communities (like ours here at Manor Lake Ellijay) are raising the...

Helping our Senior Loved One’s Stay Active During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Copy)

31 March 2020

All of us here at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Ellijay are adjusting dialing to the unprecedented challenges to providing professional assisted living and memory care services. One of the most rewarding services that we conduct is group exercise classes which of course are both disallowed...

COVID-19 – What We are Doing About It (Copy)

17 March 2020

Maintaining the health, wellness, and safety of our residents is our number one priority. Due to the COVID-19 situation, effective immediately we are restricting visitors to our community. This is in cooperation with federal mandates regarding this situation. Letters regarding specific details are being sent to the responsible parties for...

A Loss of Appetite in the Elderly (Copy)

2 March 2020

We have a lot in common with those of you out there providing at-home assisted living services or memory care services in and around Ellijay. For instance, the challenges related to loss of appetite within our aging loved ones is common to both professional and at-home care givers alike. We...

Ten Things Not to Say as a Senior Living or Memory Caregiver – And Why (Copy)

24 February 2020

As professional assisted living and memory care support providers here in Ellijay, we know it is often times intimidating when providing care for senior living, assisted living, or memory care loved ones. Today we’re asking all of you in this loving struggle to take a moment and reflect if you...

The Benefits of In-Home Care for Dementia Patients (Copy)

17 February 2020

Prologue: All professional memory care and assisted living care providers like us here at Manor Lake Ellijay understand and respect those of you who so lovingly carry the burden of care for your loved ones. Part of our community service campaign is to educate via this blog so that you...

Make Valentine’s Day Special for Your Assisted Living Loved One (Copy)

10 February 2020

Valentine’s Day reserves special space in the hearts of many of the assisted living and/or memory care loved one’s that we support. Professional assisted living caregivers such as us here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care Ellijay have long recognized that this Holiday can become a solemn one...

Addressing Paranoia Within Your Memory Care Loved One (Copy)

3 February 2020

In our continued support of you angels out there engaged in the loving sacrifice in providing senior assisted living or memory care support, today we’re going to share a fantastic discussion of one of the single most frustrating conditions that caregivers like you often deal with, your loved one’s paranoia....

Lessons Learned from Three At-Home Memory Care Support Providers (Copy)

28 January 2020

Regular readers of our Manor Lake Ellijay Assisted Living & Memory Care blog know that we provide loving care to their assisted living or memory care dependent loved one. Today, we offer due credit to “BrightFocus Foundation” as the primary source for this blog post and for their genuine professionalism...

About Long-Term Care Insurance and Professional Assisted Living Services (Copy)

21 January 2020

Suppose your elderly mother or father is struggling with day-to-day activities like laundry, cleaning and cooking. But he or she is not truly ill and doesn’t need a high level of daily health care. You worry about him or her walking up and down stairs or carrying a bag of...

Senior and Memory Care Super Foods (Copy)

13 January 2020

We want to thank in advance “Active Beat” who publishes insightful works on healthy lifestyles. They recently offered advice for senior care givers regarding nutritional health. Here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care, we gladly share the following with you today whether you’re providing senior assisted living...

Tips For You New Senior Assisted Living Care Givers (Copy)

6 January 2020

Well, the new year is upon us. It’s early January and from experience, we here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care know that many of you purposely (and understandably) chose to ignore the notion that your senior loved one is now fully dependent. That is something so...

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to You and Yours this Season (Copy)

23 December 2019

Christmas and Chanukah share a similar spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope into the world. These two holidays occur together this year, which makes this an even more special holiday season. This is a season to reflect upon how fortunate we are to have you...

How Dementia And Senior Care Supporters Help Themselves and Loved Ones Find Joy during Every Season (Copy)

9 December 2019

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we are smack in the middle of the Christmas/Holiday season. Your loved one who’s now living with dementia or the multiple challenges of senior life have always been the cornerstone of family Holidays and traditions. The challenges increase for all caregivers to continue...

Thanksgiving Holiday Planning for Our Senior Living and Memory Care Loved Ones (Copy)

18 November 2019

By now I think all of you realize that here at Ellijay’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care, we invest in managing this blog as a service to our cherished residents, their families, and to the countless angels out there who lovingly provide self-help at-home senior care services. We...

We Invite You to Take a Virtual Tour of our Community (Copy)

13 November 2019

Today’s blog post is a tribute to our staff who work so hard each day to create the safe, clean, and genuinely attractive living environment that every resident deserves. We invite the followers of our blog to take a walk through our gallery page and see with your own eyes...

Assisted Living or Memory Care for Early Dementia (Copy)

6 November 2019

Today’s blog post is designed to help those of you out there trying to decide the strategic care plan for a loved one suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disease. It is very common for all of you care providers to be confused regarding exactly what...

Is Your Loved One Developing Alzheimer's Disease (Copy)

28 October 2019

We take great pride here at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Ellijay to share our knowledge and stories to help as many people as possible. For those of you struggling to care for loved ones in need of memory care support, we understand your challenges and...

Get Help with Memory Care Costs (Copy)

22 October 2019

Many people who are in need of assisted living or memory care services in and around Ellijay put off looking for care for fear of how they will pay for it. We are fully committed to providing the highest quality and most affordable memory care services across the Ellijay Georgia...

Halloween Activities for our Assisted Living and Memory Care Loved Ones (Copy)

17 October 2019

We’re establishing a tradition here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Ellijay to celebrate Halloween with our assisted living residents as well as our memory care residents. Each year we research new and exciting ideas to smile, laugh, and share our love for our treasured residents....

About the Guilt Associated with Seeking Professional Assisted Living and Memory Care Services (Copy)

15 October 2019

Caring for your loved ones that require significant assisted living or memory care support here in Ellijay is an exhaustive yet fulfilling labor of love. Without doubt it is very stressful as well. At some point this labor of love becomes an unhealthy tax on both the mental and physical...

Professional Assisted Living and Memory Care Lowers Resident Heart Disease (Copy)

10 October 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, seniors supported by professional assisted living and memory care professionals realize a statistically significant decrease in hospitalization for heart disease. This positive report is attributed to the professional support provided by memory care communities such as ours at Manor Lake Memory...

Music Revives Memories in Seniors and Dementia Patients (Copy)

8 October 2019

Modern researchers have discovered that music soothes those suffering from advanced age, dementia, and/or Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at The University of Utah Health recently tested whether they could alleviate anxiety in seniors (with and without dementia) by playing familiar music to them using headphones and a hand-held music device. Anxiety...

Must-Ask Questions When Choosing a Memory Care Community (Copy)

3 October 2019

When it comes time to begin the most difficult task of choosing a Ellijay-area memory care community take a deep breath and accept the fact that you are about to take on very serious responsibility. We want to help you in that endeavor by offering some guidance on how to...