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Flu Season Preparation Guide

12 October 2020

Greetings once again to all of our Gainesville-area assisted living and our Gainesville memory care community residents, family, neighbors, and friends. We’re entering flu season here in Gainesville, and while most focus today is rightfully centered on COVID, you simply must address the dangers of flu season and what you...

How Important is Heart Health?

28 September 2020

Welcome back to our blog page for our Gainesville-area assisted living and our Gainesville 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...

Transitioning to Assisted Living – Five Essential Tips To Consider

21 September 2020

Helping your parent or a loved one make the move to professional assisted living care here in Gainesville or professional memory care here in Gainesville can be overwhelming for all involved. However, there are steps you can take to make the transition as easy and comfortable as possible. The key...

Is a Joint Bank Account Between Dependent Elderly and Family Right for You?

14 September 2020

We routinely receive finance-related questions while providing professional assisted living services here in Gainesville and loving memory care services in Gainesville as well. A commonly asked question pertains to whether or not establishing joint bank accounts between seniors and their family. We want to recognize “A Place For Mom” who...

Making Your Doctor Visit Better

31 August 2020

We witness and understand that there are certain stresses involved in visiting the doctor and the dentist. We discovered some very practical advice provided by Dr. John Voytas, M.D., a Doctor of Geriatric Medicine. He focuses on preparation for the visit and how it can make things go so much...

Defining Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care

24 August 2020

Our team of professional memory care and assisted living care providers here at Manor Lake Gainesville are there for all of you at home care providers. Much of our blog is dedicated to works designed to assist you in your selfless commitment to your senior loved ones. Unfortunately, there will...

Protect Your Senior Loved Ones from These Scams

17 August 2020

We often hear horrible stories from families concerning an elderly loved one who was short-changed or downright scammed, financially or otherwise. Our caring professionals here at Gainesville’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care focus this blog post on the topic of con-artists and scammers of all stripes. While this...

Summer Hydration Care Advise for Seniors

3 August 2020

We appreciate the positive feedback from all of us here at Gainesville’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. The safety of our cherished residents...

An Insight into Twenty Inspirational Women Over 60

13 July 2020

Hello once again from our team of Gainesville-area assisted living and Gainesville-area memory care professionals. Since it is dangerously hot outside these days, you all are probably looking for things to do inside to have some fun and beat the heat. Today we thought it might be inspiring to consider...

Eight Facts You Should Know about Summer and Senior Citizens

6 July 2020

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

Follow Father’s Day with These Great Tributes that Dad Will Enjoy

22 June 2020

Whether you spent Father’s Day with Dad here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care (here in Gainesville) or not, start thinking about your next tribute to remind him of how special he is to you and your family. If life got in the way and you could not...

How To Communicate With Your Older Parents So They Hear You

8 June 2020

We hope you realize by now that we pride ourselves here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care (here in Gainesville) for helping more than our residents and their families. We take great pride in helping you, our neighbors here in Gainesville who lovingly provide at-home assisted living and/or...

Manor Lake Gainesville Covid-19 Community Update

25 May 2020

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

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 Gainesville, 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

4 May 2020

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

Recognizing and Helping Residents with Hearing Problems

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

13 April 2020

Greetings all. Your caring staff here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care Gainesville 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

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 Gainesville) are raising the...

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

31 March 2020

All of us here at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Gainesville 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

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

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 Gainesville. 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

24 February 2020

As professional assisted living and memory care support providers here in Gainesville, 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

17 February 2020

Prologue: All professional memory care and assisted living care providers like us here at Manor Lake Gainesville 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

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 Gainesville have long recognized that this Holiday can become a solemn one...

Addressing Paranoia Within Your Memory Care Loved One

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....

Learned from Three At-Home Memory Care Support Providers

28 January 2020

Regular readers of our Manor Lake Gainesville 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

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

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 Gainesville’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

6 January 2020

Well, the new year is upon us. It’s early January and from experience, we here at Gainesville’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

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

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...

Now is the Time for Us to Say "Thanks" to YOU!

27 November 2019

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, the success we have had, and for the blessings that...

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

18 November 2019

By now I think all of you realize that here at Gainesville’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

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

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

28 October 2019

We take great pride here at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Gainesville 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...

Halloween Activities for our Assisted Living and Memory Care Loved Ones

14 October 2019

It’s a longstanding tradition at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Gainesville to celebrate Halloween with both our assisted living and our memory care residents. Each year we research new and exciting ideas to smile, laugh, and share our love for our treasured residents. This year we...

How to Seek Help with Assisted Living Costs

7 October 2019

Many people who are in need of assisted living services or memory care services in and around Gainesville put off looking for care for fear of how they will pay for it. Here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care we are fully committed to providing the highest quality...

Must-Ask Questions When Choosing an Assisted Living or Memory Care Community

30 September 2019

When it comes time to begin the most difficult task of choosing an assisted living community in Gainesville GA or a memory care community in Gainesville GA, take a deep breath and accept the fact that you are about to take on very serious responsibility. We want to help you...

Music Revives Memories in Dementia Patients

23 September 2019

Modern researchers have discovered that music soothes those suffering from dementia, and/or Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at The University of Utah Health recently tested whether they could alleviate anxiety in seniors suffering from dementia by playing familiar music to them using headphones and a hand-held music device. Anxiety and agitation are...

New hope for patients with Alzheimer's: How one family is fighting the disease

23 September 2019

Like his mother Virginia O'Brien before him, Greg O’Brien is battling Alzheimer’s disease with all his might. O'Brien's mother did everything she could to stave off the disease as she cared for her cancer-stricken, wheelchair-bound husband. And she did somehow manage to keep things going until her husband, O'Brien's father,...

Professional Assisted Living Lowers Resident Heart Disease

16 September 2019

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

About the Guilt Associated with Seeking Professional Memory Care Services

9 September 2019

Caring for your loved one with memory issues 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 state of the caregiver(s). It is at this point...

How to Start the Conversation About Transitioning to Assisted Living

22 August 2019

For most seniors, the notion of losing independence is something extremely difficult to admit. The thought of the need to move into an assisted living community is unsettling at best. Putting off the conversation between a senior and his/her caregiver(s) will only exacerbate the fear and anxiety for all parties....

Tips for Visiting Assisted Living Parents During Summer Vacation

20 August 2019

When returning home to Gainesville to visit your aging parents at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care, give your visit some thought in advance. You are not alone if you find that your visits can be stressful for a host of reasons, not the least of which is witnessing...

Memory Care Checklist

13 August 2019

Choosing the right memory care community for your loved one most certainly is among the most difficult decisions you will ever make. Choosing the right memory care community is easier if you are prepared to interview each and every memory care community that you are considering. Here are some questions...

Questions to Ask When Exploring Memory Care

31 July 2019

Memory care is a distinct form of long-term care designed to meet the specific needs of a person with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other types of memory disease. Before you choose a memory care option, you may want to compile a list of questions that cover your concerns about your...

Tips To Find the Best Senior Living Community Near You

18 July 2019

The inevitability is that there will come a time when we can’t independently handle the rigors daily life. This is not a bad thing. It means we’ve lived a long and productive life in the service of others, but now comes a time when someone simply is going to have...

Behaviors That May Indicate Need For Professional Memory Care

11 July 2019

When symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementia first appear, they often are mistaken as a by-product of normal aging. When symptoms progress, family caregivers might be unsure about whether it’s time for professional memory care. It’s important to know that early professional intervention can lessen symptoms and delay progression of...

Some Simple Facts About Assisted Living

27 June 2019

It's important to know that assisted living is an industry term. It isn't strictly defined, and there's great variety in terms of assisted daily living services provided. For example, some but not all assisted living centers have 24/7 nurse staffing. The following facts about assisted living can help you understand...

How To Minimize Fall Risk For Seniors

20 June 2019

As a person ages, vision and coordination systematically deteriorates. This natural course of aging elevates their risks for falls and injury. A lot of factors influence the risk of falling. A variety of health conditions, muscle strength, and brittle bones are just few common issues affecting balance. While gait changes...

How A Memory Care Community Gets Certified

13 June 2019

We think a well-educated and informed public serves the best interests of the cherished but vulnerable memory challenged members of our society. A Memory care communities do not necessarily require having an exclusive department or section for Alzheimer and dementia patients. Contrary to popular belief, in order for a dementia...

Safe Summer Activities For Seniors

7 June 2019

Here at Manor Lake Gainesville caring for seniors is our mission. We author blogs that focus on senior health because, as trained professionals of senior health care, we witness the failure of many to unwittingly put their senior loved ones in danger. This is especially true during the hottest part...

Types Of Dementia And Their Characteristics

27 May 2019

We had a family member recently suggest that we post a blog that defines the common forms of dementia and the associated characteristics. There is a shared bond between patients and family members of those inflicted with dementia. A common observation by these fine people is how little the general...

The Very Real Threat of Heat Stroke To Seniors

23 May 2019

Heat stroke can be fatal and the risk of fatal incidents increase with age. In summer when the temperature is extremely high, heat stroke is a serious risk to everyone but most especially the elderly. They are more susceptible considering the fact that older bodies are less sensitive and unable...

Decoration Tips for Assisted Living Apartments

16 May 2019

When moving your senior loved one into an assisted living community, it's important to help them feel at home. Helping them decorate their new space is a great way to help them settle down more comfortably. Here are tips when decorating as assisted living home: Bring some things that they...

Mother’s Day Activities for Senior Residents

6 May 2019

Spending time with your Mom this Mother's day would be the greatest present you can give her. Assisted living communities such as Manor Lake Gainesville annually prepares some bonding activities for senior mom residents and their children. But if you are thinking of taking them out and do some activities...

Healthy Summertime Treat for Seniors

27 April 2019

Most seniors have diet restrictions but that doesn't mean they can’t indulge in a good treat. In fact, you can still whip up some really good snacks that are packed with nutrients and beneficial to health. And a good snack is just plain good for the heart and soul. So...

Summer Refreshing Recipe for Seniors

20 April 2019

Summer heat poses challenges a new set of challenges in the name of loving care to our senior residents. Caring for seniors include ensuring readily available cool refreshing drinks to keep all energized and hydrated. Here's a recipe that is packed with vitamins which will help the seniors within your...

Ways You Can Do To Combat Alzheimer's Disease

13 April 2019

Alzheimer's disease is a most crushing disease but there are things you can do to limit the damage caused by the disease and improve quality of life. Simple lifestyle modifications can mitigate AD symptoms and actually reverse the condition. Here are memory care tips that can help boost your mental...

Senior Living Connections Promote Mental Health

5 April 2019

Sitting down with a good friend and sharing life stories, favorite pursuits, and pastimes are an important part of the day of the residents of the Manor Lake senior living community. These are considered treasured moments as we proactively encourage socialization within our community membership. Encouraging our residents to participate...

Differentiating Professional Assisted Living Vs Memory Care

27 March 2019

Caring for family member with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia becomes increasingly difficult with time. It becomes readily apparent to the family’s primary care support providers that at some point the care challenges exceed the ability of the family member, due of course, to no fault of that...