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What To Expect When A Parent Goes To Assisted Living

Posted by The Mauldin Group on September 30th, 2019 in Spirit | No Comments
A Realistic Look at the Move to Assisted Living

Moving a parent into assisted living is a challenging and emotional change. Your parents may grieve the loss of their youth, their independence, and the home they worked to build. They might also be worried about aging, making friends, finding their place in a new environment.

This will have you second-guessing your decision through the whole process. Plus you will feel guilty. All of these feelings are normal and do not last forever. To help ease your mind, here are 10 things you should know about moving a parent to assisted living.… Read more...

Dogwood Assisted Living Communities Offer 8 Tips For Inspiring Activity In Seniors

Posted by The Mauldin Group on August 28th, 2019 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments
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Keep Your Mind And Body Active As You Age

As adults get older, they tend to become less active. This can be attributed to more aches and pains, less energy, or fewer friends to exercise with. Regardless, this is a natural trend that can be easily reversed. A recent study by the National Institute on Aging found that physical activity is linked to better cognition in senior adults, even for those with dementia. Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Atlanta, Acworth, Dunwoody and Grayson offer these 8 ways seniors can engage their minds and bodies for healthy aging.… Read more...

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Resident Celebrates 100 years!

Posted by The Mauldin Group on July 17th, 2019 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments
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A Special Celebration At Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community

We had a special celebration for one of our residents at our Dogwood Forest Assisted Living facility in Dunwoody earlier this month.  Our resident Garrie Phillips celebrated turning 100 years on July 10. … Read more...

Assisted Living Tips for Enjoying the Summer

Posted by The Mauldin Group on June 7th, 2019 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments
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Summer’s Here, and Here’s How to Stay Safe This Season

Whether you have fond memories of family vacations, summer love or the simple days at the beach, fun times are to be had during the summer. It’s a season when we get to heat up the grill and take a dip in the pool, but with the good comes the bad. The high temperatures can be exhausting – especially so without being careful. Before you pull out your sandals and sunglasses, let’s go through the top suggestions for staying safe this summer, according to our assisted living professionals at Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody.… Read more...

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...