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Questions to Ask Memory Care Community Providers

11 July 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Questions to Ask Memory Care Community Providers in Canton, GA

We’re going to help you out here by defining ten questions you should ask us when visiting our Manor Lake Memory Care Community here in Canton . Of course you should ask these ten questions (and the host of your own personal questions) to any professional care facility that you might trust to take care of your loved ones. We win when you ask the hard questions that lesser professional memory care communities have trouble answering. Here are ten questions that, when answered to your satisfaction, should give you great confidence in that care community:

  1. How is the memory care center secured? This question relates not only about how the community protects from intrusion but also how the community guarantees resident safety against exiting the facility. Protecting the residents against very common “exit-seeking behavior” of the memory care patient is a critical challenge to each and every memory care community. Quality care communities will have their entrances access controlled 24/7 and reserve elevators for staff and visitors. In some communities residents wears a bracelet with an electronic sensor. Additionally a resident can have a personal security alarm on his or her bed and/or wheelchair. A personal security alarm can alert a staff member in case a patient tries to stand up without remembering that they require assistance.

  2. When do residents get exercise and fresh air? Memory care communities need to guard against exiting, but residents need a secure outdoor area for fresh air and recreation. Circular paths for walking, both inside and outdoors are common features of the best memory care communities.

  3. Does the community have structured daily activities? Structured activities led by skilled providers and therapists can greatly improve a person’s quality of life. The best communities offer a full programming calendar. For example, residents might get art therapy, bake bread and cookies, sing, and visit with a therapy dog. The facilitated activities are designed to help keep residents’ minds active and lessen symptoms of decline. This sort of memory care might also help slow the progression of dementia.

  4. Are psychiatric and psychological services provided? Many memory care communities have staff or visiting specialists to help with residents’ psychological needs on a one-on-one basis. These caregivers can provide therapy and help patients establish or adjust a medication regimen as their disease changes.

  5. Do physicians and other medical specialists visit the community? Such visits can make life easier by eliminating the patient’s need for transportation to a clinic.

  6. What training do the caregivers receive? Ideally a registered nurse will be on duty 24 hours/day as residents could have medical emergencies at any time. Ask for the hours of skilled nursing, and also ask about the training that personal caregivers receive. What are the criteria for getting hired? How are staff trained once hired?

  7. What is the ratio of staff to residents? Memory care costs more than standard nursing home care partly because a higher ratio of staff to residents is needed for safety and comfort. Ask for the staffing ratios for daytime and night.

  8. Does each resident have a customized care plan? Alzheimer’s and related diseases develop differently for everyone, so the best care for dementia patients is highly personalized. It’s also good to ask whether residents are grouped by cognitive level.

  9. What is the discharge policy? Residents of a senior facility, like residents of any mainstream apartment complex, can be evicted. This might happen if the resident becomes physically aggressive or otherwise disrupts the community. With memory care patients, disruptive behaviors are more likely regardless of the residents’ temperaments when they were more “themselves.” Be sure to ask how the staff is trained to respond in case your loved one or another resident exhibits disruptive behaviors, and get a full understanding of the center’s policies for discharge.

  10. What type of care is the community unable to provide? Understanding the criteria for involuntary discharge can help you understand what sort of care they cannot provide. Also be sure to understand whether they’ll be able to continue caring for your loved one if he or she becomes bedridden or needs to use a wheelchair. You might also want your loved one to live at a facility that uses sight, sound, and other senses for memory therapy. Some patients would also benefits from Parkinson’s therapy and other specific care options.

For more information on memory care, contact Manor Lake BridgeMill.

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Choosing a Professional Alzheimer’s Care Community

30 June 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Choosing a Professional Alzheimer’s Care Community in Canton, GA

Sadly, professional Alzheimer’s care often becomes the best option for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s. It may seem like a tremendously difficult decision, but ultimately it can be the most compassionate option when your loved one requires constant attention and it overwhelms your ability to manage the entirety of your loved one’s care needs. Rest assured that the Manor Lake Alzheimer’s Care Community is well-equipped, staffed, trained, and uniquely qualified to care for our residents with dignity and respect. Choose your memory care community where you can pay visits regularly. An Alzheimer’s care community must provide an atmosphere that helps your loved one’s condition. Therefore, making the right choice is critical.

Know the difference between a nursing care community and Alzheimer’s residential care communities. Alzheimer’s care communities will cater to the condition of your loved one and their stage of disease. Nursing communities do not specialize in what you seek. A residential memory care community provides personal care assistance that includes washing and dressing along with food preparation. The caretakers are specially trained to care for people with Alzheimer’s.

Before you finalize selecting an Alzheimer’s care community, it’s a good idea to pay a visit to each and every community that you are considering. Take note of the ambiance, the hygiene of the residents, the manner of the care takers, and just the overall look and feel of the community. The primary areas of concern in a professional care community are the rooms, the bathrooms, the care givers, the food, and the ease of access to medical facilities.

When you visit, watch the residents and gauge for yourself how well the residents are treated along with the quality of the facility and staff. The most important aspect is to check that the staff is respectful and attentive towards all residents. Alzheimer’s residents must be treated with dignity and respect at all times.

Moving into a professional care community can be very stressful for both your loved one and the entire family. When you make this decision, we’ll help you make sure that your loved one transitions as easily as possible.

For more information on memory care, contact Manor Lake BridgeMill.

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Benefits of Meditation To Our Elderly

23 June 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Benefits of Meditation To Our Elderly in Canton, GA

Meditation is a practice wherein an individual tries to reconnect with their spiritual self. Once there, they can achieve tremendous joy. For this reason, meditation is recommended to elderly people for they can gain multitude of benefits from daily practice.

Through meditation, elderly people can experience natural pain relief. Since our thoughts and emotions are reactions to pain, mastering it can help detach emotion from the actual discomfort. We are more likely to control the pain when we acknowledge and accept its presence. Meditation changes our perception to pain and thus, help us cope with it effectively. Moreover, mediation aids in stress reduction as it relieves tensions in the body while promoting normal blood circulation. Stress can worsen pain so countering stress can help alleviate discomfort.

Meditation can address a variety of ailments commonly experienced by elderly people. Insomnia, stress, depression and anxiety are just few conditions that promotes illnesses. Meditation can ward off these maladies without any side effects unlike commercial medications provide. Also, meditation can boost elder's immune system so they won't easily be afflicted by diseases present within their surroundings.

For more senior care tips, contact Manor Lake BridgeMill.


Benchmarks For Effective Memory Care Services

16 June 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Benchmarks For Effective  Memory Care Services in Canton, GA

The environment that memory care patients reside makes all the difference to both the patient and their family. Many dementia care specialists suggest that seniors suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia do better in very particular types of settings. When grading prospective memory care communities, look for the following characteristics common amongst the best:

  • A senior community that encourage socializing but also provides privacy as necessary.
  • A place that allows personalizing of units or living spaces. You can mimic the decorations and arrangement from her old house so the senior resident would feel at home to her new living space.
  • Floor plan design with square-shaped corridors rather than straight hallways. A study in several group living facilities reveals dementia patients have experience greater spatial orientation in facilities with aforementioned floor plan layout.
  • Spaces that are convenient to navigate with visible signs that can guide them locate what they need.
  • Has exit diversions or door disguise which provides additional security to avoid patient wandering while providing a homey atmosphere. This also provides relief to AD patients who gets frustrated and anxious when they see a door they cannot access.
  • High contrast flooring can appear uneven to seniors because of their impaired vision. This can cause agitation and unsteadiness which increases their risk for falls and injury. Thus, consider the place with low-contrast flooring.
  • Uses adjustable lighting. Providing white light and blue light has a good effect for those with AD. These two lighting methods are noted to improve nighttime sleep.

An environment that offers the above items can help minimize aggression and anxiety to dementia patients. For more information about Alzheimer's and dementia care, contact Manor Lake BridgeMill.


Ways To Keep Seniors Safe and Cool During Hot Weather

7 June 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Ways To Keep Seniors Safe and Cool During Hot Weather in Canton,GA

The hot summer weather poses many threats to the elderly. Heatstroke and dehydration are two serious conditions that can inflict them during this season. Due to aging, they often do not adjust well to the steady increase in temperature. They become more vulnerable to heat as their ability to regulate body temperature slowly declines with time. We take great pride and special care at our Canton GA assisted living community, GA to guarantee the comfort and safety of our residents.

Here are ways to keep our vulnerable seniors comfortable and cool in summer:

  • Encourage seniors to take plenty of water throughout the day
  • We serve cool treats such as popsicles and frozen fruits
  • Serve them light cold meals like salads and pasta
  • When they feel hot, we provide cool washcloths on the back of the neck and a pan of cool water at hand to re-cool the towel. Also, a pan of cool water for the feet.
  • We keep their units, activity areas, and dining room cool by utilizing shades and solar curtains
  • Encourage all to dress for the weather to include lightweight and light-colored clothes
  • We encourage all to take a cool showers or bathes
  • And of course, the entire senior living community facility is fully air-conditioned to keep indoor ambience cool an comfy for our senior residents.

For more information about caring for seniors, contact Manor Lake BridgeMill.


Questions To Ask About Assisted Living

30 May 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Questions To Ask About Assisted Living

When touring an assisted living center, you’ll be on the lookout for standards of cleanliness and personal interaction. Eating a meal at the facility can be a great way to start gaining an insider’s view — so if possible, arrange an interview over lunch or dinner at the facility. It’s also helpful to observe a class or facilitated social activity. Here are some suggested questions.

Questions Related to the Home / Facility

  1. How many people live at the home? What is the ratio of caregivers to residents?
  2. Does the facility feel home-like? Do you like the décor?
  3. What are the apartment and room choices? Do you have a full apartment with kitchen?
  4. Do you have a private bath? Will you share an apartment?
  5. Does the residence have its own dog or cat? Can residents bring their own pets? What are the restrictions with pets?
  6. Can residents bring their own furniture and decor? What furnishings are provided?
  7. Is there a separate thermostat in your room? Is there plenty of natural lighting?
  8. What is the view like? Is there enough closet and storage space? Are kitchen cabinets easy to reach?

Questions Related to the People

  1. Talk to the residents and staff? Does the staff seem to genuinely care?
  2. Would you enjoy sharing meals with the residents? Do you share common interests?
  3. Are the residents somewhat independent? Is there social activity in the common areas?
  4. Do the residents seem happy?

Questions Related to the Safety

  1. Is staff there around the clock? Are all entrances and exits secured?
  2. Is there a fire sprinkler system? Smoke detectors? Emergency call system in the rooms?
  3. Are registered nurses on staff? What are their hours? If an RN isn’t on duty 24/7, it’s important to know the center’s protocol in case of nighttime emergencies.
  4. Are the halls and grounds well lit? Are there handrails in the hallways?
  5. Are the hallways and doorways wide sufficient for walkers and wheelchairs? Are there walk-in showers?

Questions Related to the Amenities

  1. Is there a monthly events calendar posted? Are the spiritual services on-site?
  2. Does the facility have a space for outdoor recreation? If so, make sure that the area looks inviting but is guarded against trespassers.
  3. Are there transportation schedules for errands and medical appointments?
  4. What social activities, classes and field trips are facilitated by the staff?
  5. Crafts room? Computers and printers? Massage therapy? Swimming pool? Convenience shop?
  6. Is the community near a beauty/hair salon and barber? Library? Grocery store? Movies? Mall?

Other Considerations / Questions

  1. Is there a meal menu and can choose when to eat? Do the menu selections vary from day to day?
  2. Ask to see the facility’s licensing and certification reports. These show any patterns of neglect and medication errors.
  3. Ask to see a copy of the resident agreement which spells out the facility’s obligations. And it will list the charge of items that are extra like laundry service. How close are you to friends and relatives? Are they allowed to stay overnight?
  4. What is the staff to patient ratio? A good ratio for fairly independent residents is 1 to 15. In some smaller facilities, the staff will perform all the duties while in larger communities there is a separation. What is the staff turnover rate? Rates in the double digits could indicate a problem.
  5. If a resident becomes more disabled can the facility accommodate those needs?
  6. Who dispenses medication and how much training have they had? States have training requirements.
  7. What are the move-out criteria? When might a senior be asked to leave?

For more information on assisted living or memory care, contact Manor Lake BridgeMill.


Water Consumption Awareness For Seniors

23 May 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Water Consumption Awareness For Seniors in Canton, GA

Extreme heat in summer can be deadly to children and seniors alike. Both are highly susceptible to dehydration and excessive heat can trigger heat stress and/or stroke. It is important that caregivers are aware of the early signs of dehydration which includes confusion, drowsiness, labored speech, dry mouth, and sunken eyeballs. Because these signs can be a normal state for elderly people, it can be difficult to determine if one is actually suffering the condition. Our assisted living staff and senior caregivers are fully trained, educated, and most importantly deeply familiar with our residents making heat-related issues a non-threat to all.

The required daily water consumption of a senior citizen is the same with young people. The baseline recommendation is once cup of water for every 20 pounds of body weight (6-8 glasses / day). The consumption quantity increases considering the excessive heat and increased physical exertion levels during summer. It is important to keep in mind that the less the elderly drink the less thirsty they become. This increases their risk to dehydration. They are also more prone to dehydration because their kidney function likely have declined over the years.

Water should be served at every meal. It should be readily available night and day. Extra water consumption monitoring should be given to those who are not able to hydrate all by themselves. For more information about hydration awareness for seniors, contact Manor Lake Bridgemill.


The Advantages To Senior Assisted Living

16 May 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - The Advantages To Senior Assisted Living in Canton, GA

Whether your senior loved one requires close supervision or not, moving them to assisted living community present a plausible option. It doesn't only benefit the senior resident but it also lightens the load of the tending family member.

As senior loved ones physically and/or mentally deteriorate, the ability for family to provide constant care also begins to deteriorate. Family care becomes significantly taxing when our seniors have an existing health condition that requires beyond the ability of the non-professional care provider. Assisted living communities provide easy access to medical care and professional nursing. Families feel more secured and re-assured knowing their loved one’s health are closely monitored and their daily needs are well-taken care of. It also eases the burden of the family member who constantly sacrifices their time just to tend for the senior loved one.

Passing your responsibility of taking care of your senior family doesn't mean you’re giving up on them. That is absolutely the wrong notion. To the contrary, the act of providing professional assisted living services is a loving way to provide your loved one with the quality of life that you wish for and that they deserve. That is why we at Manor Lake BridgeMill we feel we become an extension of your family and strive for our residents to view us as the same.

For more information about assisted living and dementia care, contact Manor Lake BridgeMill.


Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Senior Moms

9 May 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Senior Moms in Canton, GA

At our assisted living community here in Canton we help children and grandchildren honor their senior moms on Mother's day. Aside from facilitating fun bonding moments for them, we also help them look for best Mother's day presents. Here are some useful gift ideas for grand moms staying in senior living community:

  • knitting and crocheting supplies
  • adult coloring books
  • electronic photo frame
  • favorite books
  • favorite DVD movies or tv shows
  • spa gift certificate
  • crafts and painting supplies
  • favorite music CDs
  • bird feeders and seeds
  • journals or diaries
  • favorite snacks and homemade treats
  • puzzles and adult gameboards

Of course, still the best thing you can give your mom on Mother's day is the gift of time. Spend the whole day with her and you will surely make their day. Contact Manor Lake BridgeMill and know the details of what we have in store for our senior mother residents for this upcoming Mother's day.


Lifting Weights Can Slow Mental Aging

25 April 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Lifting Weights in Canton, GA

For those who are seeking for ways to combat devastating memory loss, a research from University of British Columbia revealed that resistance training can help delay brain deterioration.

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society researched 155 women in 65 to 75 years of age. In the group, 54 subjects have a positive MRI scan result revealing brain lesions that indicates an aging brain. The team monitored these women for a year while they begin to perform three types of exercise program. This includes lifting weights once weekly, lifting weights twice per week, and stretching and balance training for the control group.

At the end of the year, another round of scan is done of the women’s brains. The control group has shown progression of brain lesions in both number and size. On the other hand, there's a delay in the progression of lesions in those who lifted weights twice weekly.

Other forms of strength training includes:

  • push-ups
  • leg squats
  • resistance tubing
  • free weight exercises
  • resistance machine workouts

At our Manor Lake Assisted Living and memory care communities, we encourage our senior residents to participate in various workouts and physical activity offered to them. We also do believe that increasing physical activity in safe levels can significantly help slow down mental decline.

Contact Manor Lake BridgeMill to find out more about senior memory care.


Summer Safety Precautions for Seniors

18 April 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Summer Safety Precautions for Seniors in Canton, GA

The warmer days of summer is a welcome prescription for fun outdoor activities. For seniors, however, increasing heat and humidity can be particularly detrimental to health. In assisted living communities like Manor Lake BridgeMill in Canton, GA, we implement strict precautions when conducting outdoor activities so that our beloved community members enjoy the fun of the summer season. Here is how we do it:

  • Doctor's Visit - Prior to any activity, we make sure our senior residents are medically cleared by the physician. Prescribed and emergency medication must be secured during packing for long drives. Also making sure that medications are stored in the right temperature to prevent it from expiring easily.
  • Keep them hydrated - Dehydration is the major enemy during extreme heat and seniors are more prone to dehydration because their body tends to conserve water less as they age. Their ability to recognize thirst is also becoming impaired as adjusting to climate transitioning also becoming a difficulty. Thus, we make sure we pack extra water during long trips and make sure they drink often.
  • Make an Emergency List - It's important to prepare a list of emergency phone number and post it to somewhere accessible just in case the need arise.
  • Wear Proper Clothing / Accessories - Encourage seniors to wear light and loose-fitting clothing so they feel more cool and comfortable while strolling. You may also advise them to wear sunglasses and hats as additional protection from the sun.

For more about caring for seniors, contact Manor Lake BridgeMill.


Benefits of Gardening For Seniors with Dementia

11 April 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Seniors with Dementia in Canton, GA

Gardening is a common hobby among many (if not most) Americans as it promotes both mental and physical health. That is why we celebrate gardening as an active activity for our memory care residents! Gardening is a celebration of regeneration and gardening regenerates the spirit of not only our memory care residents but it regenerates the spirit of their family and our staff as well.

Here are several reasons why this particular stuff should be part of the many craft making activities for seniors:

  • Promotes Mental Health - Starting a garden and caring for plants requires a person's focus and concentration. The activity enables the grower to be mindful of the nature and surrounding. This is beneficial for seniors with dementia for it exercises the brain.
  • Relieves Stress and Anxiety - Simply by digging soil, planting, pruning and watering the plants can promote sense of peace and contentment. Also, getting a fresh air as you care for your garden in the open calms the mind and releases tensions in the body.
  • Promotes Exercise - As a matter of fact, gardening can help you burn calories up to 330 per hour. It is actually considered as a moderate to high intensity form of physical activity.
  • Immune System Enhancer - Since you got to spend more time outdoors to do your gardening, you get to take advantage of the Vitamin D that you directly get from sunlight. Vitamin D is important to better absorb calcium in body.
  • Decreases Blood Pressure - Since gardening is a form of exercise, doing this physical activity regularly can help better manage a senior's weight which in due course lowers blood pressure as well.
  • Enhances Balance, Flexibility and Stamina - Gardening tasks involves stretching and walking. Thus, in the process improves balance, flexibility and stamina.

At our Manor Lake Assisted Living and memory care communities gardening is one the most celebrated recreational therapies by our treasured residents. This activity is indeed a fun hobby to develop packed with many health benefits.

Contact Manor Lake BridgeMill to find out more about our recreational activities that we have in store for our senior residents.


Early Manifestations of Alzheimer's Disease

5 April 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Alzheimer's Disease in Canton, GA

Alzheimer's Disease, sadly, increasingly afflicts people and their loved ones. Roughly five million Americans have been victimized by the disease. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the disease but there are already therapies that help delay the progression of the disease. Being fully informed of the illness especially of its early indicators are essential as these variables can help families help their loved ones, to manage family care support strategies, and when it might be time to consider turning to professional memory care services.

The list below are the early signs of Alzheimer's Disease:

  • Difficulty in Performing Usual Tasks
  • Memory loss
  • Speech Problems
  • Disorientation to Time and Place
  • Poor or Decreased Judgment
  • Issues with Abstract Thinking
  • Misplacing Things
  • Mood and Behavior Changes
  • Personality Changes
  • Loss of Initiative

When you notice these signs more frequently, it is highly recommended to seek medical experts that can help you manage the disease. Long before the disease is pronounced, you should strongly consider researching for a memory care community that you can trust to protect and nurture your loved ones quality of life.

We know the stress that family members suffer when caring for their Alzheimer's loved on. We exist to provide loving care to those suffer various forms of memory afflictions throughout Canton, GA. Don’t be afraid to talk about it. Contact the memory care professionals at Manor Lake BridgeMill.


Assisted Living Open New Productive Doors

27 March 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Assisted Living in Canton, GA

The primary concern for every family considering assisted living services for their loved ones is what quality of care is he or she going to get. We welcome to demonstrate to you the loving quality of live delivered by the professional assisted living community team here at Manor Lake.

Although your initial research into assisted living services can be stressful, we offer reassurance that it need not be. You simply must personally visit and get to know each and every assisted living community that you are even remotely considering. You need to see the living space, meet the staff, view the activities, assess medical care services, and all other things that you need to see and verify as meeting the standard of living and care that you demand. Manor Lakes provides a wide space for living, active recreational and social schedule, and an unprecedented regional reputation for excellence in assisted living care.

At Manor Lake BridgeMill, our facility is open for short-term stays or for permanent residency. Our goal is to create a homelike atmosphere for our residents where we allow them to exercise their independence and provide wide variety of options and choice for activities that can help them thrive. Meanwhile, we deliver round the clock assistance especially on the medical needs of those with chronic illnesses.

If your are looking for the best senior assisted living community in Canton GA, contact Manor Lake BridgeMill.


Recognizing Alzheimer's Disease Early

20 March 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Alzheimer's Disease in Canton, GA

Some studies conclude that up to 80% of patients with deteriorating cognitive ability are not diagnosed by primary care . Our loved one’s with declining memory function are more likely to be initially diagnosed by family than by clinicians. It's important to know the early signs of Alzheimer's in order to begin a host of medical and behavioral actions that prolong memory wellness. Here are early signs that you need to pay attention to:

  • Memory lapses that upset daily routine
  • Having trouble in planning or problem solving
  • Time and place disorientation or unable to recognize visual images
  • Social activities withdrawal
  • Mood or personality changes
  • Speech and writing difficulties

Diagnosing memory issues early and subsequent immediate response is an insurance policy for your loved one’s quality of life. Early diagnosis and action helps all parties respond to current challenges and the more difficult challenges that are sure to come. With the help of memory care professionals, you can take proactive measures to assess both your loved one’s and you own life’s situation to strategically plan the eventual transition from independent living (or family support living) to professional communal assisted living lifestyle.

Contact Manor Lake BridgeMill to find out more about caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease.


Choosing The Right Memory Care Community

13 March 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Memory Care Community in Canton, GA

Researching where a loved one with dementia can secure the best quality of life and quality of care is an unquestioned labor of love. It’s possible that you have researched and possibly visited several communities while looking for the right memory care program and community for your dear loved one. We are proud of the repeat feedback we get from our resident family members that we are the first and ONLY Alzheimer's and Dementia home community that they visited. We’re told by many that they knew we were right for their family from the moment they walked in.

When deciding where to move your loved one consider the following:

Support - The right memory care community delivers support and does not motivate complete dependency. It's important that your memory care community promotes independence and self-sufficiency to the maximum extent possible.

Choice and Dignity - Safety certainly is a top priority when looking for the right assisted living and memory care community. Encouraging an active lifestyle need not introduce risk to memory care residents as long as risk in professionally managed. Activities such as walking and exploring are important to boost senior's health and dignity but the activity must be actively managed by trained professional care givers. We are those caring, energized, and trained professional care givers.

Purposeful Experiences – Lifelong hobbies can and should be carried forward into memory care services. Bingo and live music provide entertainment, but lifelong loves like holding and playing musical instruments, dance, and any other art can and should be incorporated into managed memory care.

We’d welcome the opportunity to share with you our approach to memory care services here in Canton. Contact Manor Lake BridgeMill anytime!


Advantages of Transitioning to Assisted Senior Living

6 March 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Senior Living Community in Canton, GA

This blog post discusses the joys of downsizing to a senior living community. Downsizing to a senior living community should be one of life’s true celebrations. You’ve raised your kids, they’re off to managing their own families elsewhere, and now it’s time to ease the physical burden of home ownership, live a quality of life supported by health care professionals, and spend more time with friends and neighbors.

Although leaving the house you’ve lived in for the past twenty, thirty, or more years is always a sentimental challenge, inevitably the logic of transitioning to assisted care wins out. Just consider the following perks that a assisted living community offers:

Less Home Maintenance Obligations

Assisted living offers you and your loved ones a range of options as it pertains to independence. As it pertains to cleaning and maintaining your residence, assisted living communities offer you and your loved one the ability to take as little or as much of cleaning and maintenance responsibility as you like. We understand the dignity that most take in self-maintaining their residence, but that should never come at the expense of health and safety. Our assisted living professionals are trained in the art of assisting you and your loved one to self-manage their lives to the maximum extend desired and/or possible.

Help is Within Reach

One of the core benefits of living in our assisted senior housing community here in Canton, GA is having on-site caregivers that assist the residents with personal and medical needs. This assures that nutritional and medical support needs are carefully monitored and delivered. Those who require assistance with daily personal care (bathing, dressing, eating, and medications) get custom levels of support depending on the orders of the resident, resident’s family, and the medical support team.

Improves Social Life

At Manor Lake BridgeMill's senior assisted living community, our residents build meaningful relationships with their peers and neighbors. We manage group activities and outings which support a meaningful quality of life.

To find out more benefits of transitioning from independent to assisted senior living, contact Manor Lake BridgeMill.


Signs It Might Be Time for Senior Assisted Living

27 February 2019

Manor Lake BridgeMill - Assisted Living in Canton, GA

People with Alzheimer's or other memory challenges ultimately require some degree of professional care. The same is true with those seniors who suffer significant physical ailments. One of the single most difficult decisions any family member must address is when has the challenges of day-to-day care of my beloved family member goes beyond the ability to deliver. Family members supporting their senior family members suffering from memory care and/or physical health issues most often admit far too late that they can no longer deliver the level of care that their loved one’s deserve. A common admission is that we should have long ago sought a assisted living consult or a memory care consult. Please know that this is perfectly natural and explainable part of being human and deeply committed to your senior loved one. It is never too late to consult others on how to improve the level of care to your loved ones.

Here are some tell-tale signs that professional senior care may be in order:

  • Worsening Medical Condition - As the disease progresses, they require more medical attention. They are becoming less capable of taking care of themselves and they are prone to accidents and injuries. On top of that, the potential for medical emergencies increases as well.
  • Monetary Problems - Aging people especially those with dementia are slowly becoming incapable of handling their finances. Their abstract thinking is affected by the disease which makes complex computation becoming difficult for them to manage.
  • Senior Isolation - Isolation simply can affect their overall health. They usually would develop conditions such as depression, addiction and poor health habits.
  • Untidy Living Space - As their condition slowly deteriorates, senior's physical ability also weakens to the extent of becoming incapable of doing household chores. This is crucial since there's a great chance that they can't make or cook their own food anymore. They probably aren't eating healthy food or full meals which leads to general unhealthiness.
  • Poor Hygiene - Messy grooming habits or unpleasant odor indicates their declining ability or lack of motivation to take care of him or herself.

If you're loved one is displaying some or all of these issues, senior assisted living professionals can help. It may or may not be time to consider assisted living services like those that we deliver at Manor Lake Bridgmill's Assisted Living and Memory Care , where professional and dignified assisted living and memory care is both our specialty and devotion.

Contact Manor Lake BridgeMill to learn more about assisted living with memory care.


Assisted Living in Manor Lake BridgeMill

24 February 2019

Manor Lake - Assisted Living in Canton, GA

Our senior living care services in Canton, GA set the standard in providing family-like trusted and loving care for your loved ones. Our team is composed of certified and skilled staff ready, able, and eager to assist our senior community in any aspect of their daily lives. We take pride in meticulously monitor and adhere to family and physician’s orders.

At Manor Lake BridgeMill's assisted senior housing, we cook meals as if they were for our own family, assist with housekeeping and laundry services to the extent that our guests desire. We understand the value of self-sufficiency and are keenly aware at all times to act in a manner that delivers our guests (and your family member) with a high quality of life.

A keen focus of our care is to nurture the larger senior living community and motivate social interaction across the entire community. Friendships flourish here and it is a joy to witness.

If you are looking for a senior assisted living care community that you can celebrate together with your loved one, then Manor Lake BridgeMill here in Canton GA is a community you’ve got to see. Contact us to find out more about our services and programs.


Welcome to Manor Lake BridgeMill

24 February 2019

If you’re worried about a loved one, you’ll find relief at Manor Lake BridgeMill.

Care at Manor Lake BridgeMill is more than just meals and medications. It includes serving the Body, Mind and Spirit of a senior – because care is physical, emotional, and transcendent.

It begins with an Personalized Care Plan based on individual need, and continues with a community that’s comfortable and easy to learn and navigate.

The care staff is directed by a nurse who makes sure your loved one receives appropriate and gentle care in a fun environment.

We hope you’re excited about having a senior care community in BridgeMill focused on the health and well-being of your loved one.

Please call us today to find out more about how we may be abele to help you at Manor Lake BridgeMill.