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Adult Day Care, How It Works

Posted by admin on May 17th, 2019 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments
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Is Adult Day Care a Solution for Your Loved One?

Providing the support your loved one needs is a job that is neverending. Despite going the extra mile each day, you sometimes can’t commit to the time required to care for your loved one. Though your dedication is endless, time unfortunately isn’t. For those moments when you can’t physically be there to care for them, adult day care is a viable solution, but what exactly is adult care?

We’re here today to explore the ins and outs of adult day care, understanding that your job as a caregiver requires compassionate and tireless work. Is adult day care your solution? Let’s spend some time exploring this option.… Read more...

No Love Lost: Caring for a Spouse Who Has Dementia

Posted by admin on April 26th, 2019 in Memory Care | No Comments
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Author Warren Adler Holds onto Hope and Memories with His Wife

Warren Adler, author of the 1981 novel The War of the Roses, is no stranger to the ups and downs of marriage. Adler’s novel captivated readers around the world with a story centered around the theme of divorce; however, he’s captivating hearts today with a story that just goes to show how far love will go. Adler, 91, spent his 57th wedding anniversary by his wife’s side. The plot twist this time: He visited his longtime wife in her new home, a care facility for dementia.… Read more...

Assisted Living Dunwoody Offers 10 Tips for Communicating with a Parent in Memory Care

Posted by admin on February 27th, 2019 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments
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Communication is Key: Assisted Living Dunwoody Shares These Suggestions

We know you love and care for your parents. Transitioning into a new phase of life always takes difficult adjustments, especially when your parent’s capabilities change. Everyday life can suddenly change – all the way down to the small details such as talking. Communicating with your parent who suffers from memory loss can be difficult, which is why our assisted living Dunwoody specialists are here to give you a few tips to make the conversation easier.… Read more...

Assisted Living Acworth Shares Calculating Facilities Cost, Can Your Parents Afford It?

Posted by admin on January 30th, 2019 in Acworth Ga | No Comments
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Do I Have the Finances for Assisted Living Acworth?

Having the means to give your parents the help they need might seem insurmountable, but the possibility might be more achievable than you initially thought. Varying on the situation, the out-of-pocket costs might be shocking, discouraging and rejecting. However, differing factors might make your hope a reality. Our assisted living Acworth specialists are here to give you some insight on going over your finances and the different situations to determine whether assisted living is feasible.… Read more...

How to Talk to Your Parents About Assisted Living in Georgia

Posted by admin on December 7th, 2018 in Grayson | No Comments
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Talking to your parents about assisted living in Georgia can be a dreaded conversation for their children or caregivers. What is the best way to communicate your concerns without them taking offense or assuming the worst? How do you convince your parents that assisted living is the best option for them? You are not alone. Although the conversation may be stressful, it is a necessary one for many families.

The place where a senior lives has a major impact on health and well-being, and an attractive and supportive community can improve quality of life and even extend life. Allowing them to be part of the decision- making process is essential when choosing the best Assisting Living Community in Georgia.… Read more...

Who Said Assisted Living in Grayson Can’t Be Fun?

Posted by admin on November 6th, 2018 in Grayson, Grayson Ga., Uncategorized | No Comments
Who Said Assisted Living in Grayson Can’t Be Fun?

Assisted Living in Grayson is surrounded by misconceptions. The right senior living community will empower individuals and work hard to maintain their independence and privacy. Dogwood Forest in Grayson’s mission is to ensure seniors have access to the activities and assistance they need to feel right at home. Despite this, we know making the move to assisted living is a huge step. This is why Dogwood is reinventing “assisted living” to mean “enriched living.” Let’s go through a typical active day at Dogwood Forest to show you how comfortable and luxurious enriched living in Grayson can be!… Read more...

Slick Leaves and The Flu: Be Wary of These Autumn Risks for Older Adults

Posted by admin on October 18th, 2018 in Grayson | No Comments
Slick Leaves and The Flu Be Wary of These Autumn Risks for Older Adults

FAST FACTS The flu results in more than 30 million outpatient visits each year. Approximately 200,000 people are hospitalized due to the illness. The total economic burden caused by the flu is said to be more than $87 million.

 

In case you haven’t noticed: Fall has (finally) arrived! While some states in the nation are already dealing with snow, others are just happily experiencing a bit of cooler weather. Here in Georgia, the team at our assisted living community in Grayson would like to take a moment to discuss how the change in season can affect our aging community.

We’ve spent a summer heading outdoors when the weather permitted. We walk, bike, jog and socialize without a care. Now that autumn is here, it’s time to take a moment and think about how not only the weather change, but … Read more...

Severe Weather Safety for Older Adults

Posted by admin on September 19th, 2018 in Grayson | No Comments
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FAST FACTS Georgia had the second-most tornadoes in the country in 2017. Fulton County is the most tornado-prone county in the state. High-wind thunderstorms occur about 75 days out of the year in Georgia.

 

If Hurricane Florence, and the storms before her, have taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared. While some storms are severe enough that evacuation orders are given, others are only dangerous enough to momentarily wreak havoc before they disappear.

Hurricanes and tornadoes are certainly catastrophic, but what about the thunderstorm that only knocks out power? Our assisted living community in Grayson knows that it’s important to prepare for any weather event. It’s far better to over-prepare than to be forced to deal with power outages, flooding, and home damage having done nothing to ready yourself.… Read more...

How to Help Your Older Loved Ones Stay Safe on Summer Vacation

Posted by admin on July 16th, 2018 in Body | No Comments
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FAST FACTS: 2018 has already seen record high temperatures across the nation The Southeast has seen temperatures “much above average” Parts of the region have also seen record rainfall this year

The unbearable heat of the summer can be dangerous for everyone, but few are more susceptible to extreme health issues as the elderly. When the temperatures and humidity soar, the elderly are at risk.

As members of an assisted living community in Atlanta, we have seen the ravages of heat on our senior residents. We would like to share ways you can help your older loved ones stay safe on vacation, especially if they experience heat and humidity they aren’t used to.… Read more...

Top Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease to Watch Out For

Posted by admin on June 22nd, 2018 in Memory Care, Mind | No Comments
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Family members become concerned when an elderly loved one begins to exhibit signs of memory loss. Alzheimer’s Disease is often the first thing that comes to mind.

If you believe that your loved one has become forgetful and confused, it’s important that you know the top signs of the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.… Read more...