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Five Great Senior Online Sites For Staying Mentally Active

Posted by The Mauldin Group on May 13th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Mind | No Comments
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Stressed, confused and bored, these are the feelings we are all going through during this incredibly tough time of social distancing and isolation. For older adults, who might be at higher risk for COVID–19, the quarantine it appears, will be lasting a bit longer. Besides dealing with the loneliness, many seniors may develop resistance to challenging themselves mentally and staying active cognitively. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.  As the leading community in Acworth, and the Atlanta area, providing assisted living, we know that there are lots of online resources out there to keep your senior loved ones’ minds sharp. Here are five of our favorites. … Read more...

Staying Close with Your Senior Loved Ones During Covid-19

Posted by The Mauldin Group on April 24th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, COVID-19, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga. | No Comments
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Tips For Staying Emotionally Close During Covid-19

How do you keep in touch with your elderly loved ones without putting them at risk of developing serious complications from the dreaded COVID-19 infection? This can be a tough call but we at Dogwood Forest are doing everything we can to keep our assisted living community in Dunwoody COVID-free and protect our residents and associates from infection and transmission.… Read more...

COVID-19

Posted by admin on March 31st, 2020 in Acworth Ga, COVID-19, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga. | No Comments

CORONAVIRUS / April 14, 2020

Re: Update to 4/9/2020 Letter – How Holbrook Life Communities are Handling COVID-19 According to Governor Brian P. Kemp’s Executive Order

Dear Residents, Families and Associates,

On April 9, 2020, we wrote to you that Governor Brian P. Kemp signed the Executive Order to Ensure the Safety of Employees and Residents of Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities. In the letter we reminded you of the community protocols and actions we are currently following. Please note that our Resident Return from Hospital or Other Care Facility protocol should read as follows.

To learn more: COVID 19 Letter to Dogwood Forest Family Resident Associates-Update

CORONAVIRUS / April 9, 2020 Staying Close with Your Senior Loved Ones During Covid-19

How do you keep in touch with your elderly loved ones without putting them at risk of developing … Read more...

Let’s Get Physical: Encouraging Movement for Your Senior Loved Ones

Posted by The Mauldin Group on March 25th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Lifestyle | No Comments
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Stay Active with Your Loved Ones in Assisted Living 

Physical and mental health are important to people of all ages. Remaining physically active is still possible for senior adults, so and exercising at that age can be done through enjoyable hobbies. Having an appropriate activity level is key, and here are different ways for your senior loved one to still live their lives to the fullest.  … Read more...

Holbrook Active Passionate Closed Community And Dogwood Forest Updates

Posted by Tina Boatman on March 21st, 2020 in Acworth Ga, COVID-19, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga. | No Comments

Dear Residents, Families and Customers:

We continue to monitor COVID-19 daily. As this event continues to unfold, rest assured that the health, security, safety and happiness of team members is our highest priority.

We will continue to follow the protocols in our March 13 and March 17th letters with the following changes:

Associates are being asked to volunteer to remain on site at the Communities for a two-week period in order to minimize the exposure of viruses in our buildings. Independent (“Active Passionate”) residents are strongly encouraged to not leave the Community except for life threatening medical needs and are subject to 14-day quarantine in their residence. Cottage residents can continue to move-in;however, they are not allowed to use communal buildings until they have been “quarantined” 14 days and medically screened. Communal dining in Independent Living has been suspended. Meals… Read more...

(COVID-19) Preparedness and Response

Posted by Tina Boatman on March 17th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, COVID-19, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga. | No Comments

Dear Residents, Families and Associates:

Holbrook Life’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response team has found it necessary to update our March 13, 2020 interventions to reflect a more stringent closed community policy. Every decision we make is in the spirit to protect our residents and staff over and beyond what we’ve already put in place in response to the now COVID-19 pandemic. Please rest assured that we will continue to follow proper screening procedures for all staff members and any approved visitor each time they enter the Community.

Effective Midnight, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 the following updates will be implemented:

Holbrook Communities: We strongly encourage residents to not leave the Community for anything other than a necessary medically life-sustaining appointment that the physician does not recommend postponing. This is to reduce exposure to thepublic that hasn’t been screened for signs… Read more...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Your Loved One in Assisted Living

Posted by admin on February 14th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Holidays | No Comments
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Your Loved One in Assisted Living

Valentine’s Day is a time for love and showing affection to those who truly matter in your life. That does not have to change when your parent is in assisted living! The romance can continue no matter where Mom or Dad are living nowadays, and our team at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living  has a few tips for keeping the romance alive!

The key with all of these tips is to remember that whether or not your parents are in assisted living, celebrating a holiday like Valentine’s Day together is beneficial for all. You will get precious lifetime memories and they will feel the loved and appreciated.

4 Tips on a Having Lovely Valentine’s Day:

1. Design a Card Together: Not only is designing your own Valentine’s Day card much … Read more...

Making a Memory Journal, Keeping Family History While Building a Bond

Posted by admin on January 29th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Memory Care | No Comments
Making a Memory Journal, Keeping Family History While Building a Bond

There’s a common misconception that keeping a journal is only beneficial or fun for young kids. However, journaling can be enjoyable for all ages and walks of life! In fact, journaling is proven to greatly improve mental health, reduce stress, boost your mood, and keep your memory sharp. So how can you bring the benefits of keeping a journal to your loved one in assisted living in Dunwoody? We recommend starting a memory journal! A memory journal is a great way to keep family memories intact and spend quality time with your senior in assisted living Dunwoody!

Step One: Choose a journal

This can be any kind of notebook you’d like! This can be a standard notebook used for school or a pretty journal. Craft stores like Michaels or … Read more...

How Can I Help My Parents Enjoy Christmas While in Assisted Living in Dunwoody?

Posted by admin on December 30th, 2019 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Holidays | No Comments
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How Can I Help My Parents Enjoy Christmas While in Assisted Living?

The holidays are the most wonderful time of year, and that doesn’t have to change because your parents are in assisted living. Whatever your family’s traditions, you can create a magical holiday season for your Mom or Dad.

Assisted living in Dunwoody makes it easy for residents, families, and staff to enjoy the holiday season without all the stress that usually comes with this time of year. Here are our tips for creating a meaningful, festive, and fun holiday season for your parents in assisted living:

Never isolate a parent while in assisted living Cold weather can keep people indoors for most of this season, so it’s even more important to make sure your loved one in assisted living has plenty of time for socializing and getting outdoors … Read more...

Celebrating Thanksgiving When Your Mom Has Dementia

Posted by admin on November 20th, 2019 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Holidays | No Comments

 

Dementia Does Not Have To Mean The End To Family Gatherings

Thanksgiving is a holiday focused around family, friends, and giving thanks while sharing a meal together. However, when your Mother, or any member of the family, is dealing with dementia, celebrating Thanksgiving may seem like a monumental task. The hustle and bustle that usually surrounds a holiday like Thanksgiving can be overwhelming for anyone living with dementia or Alzheimers.… Read more...