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Our Senior Residents Thrive with Age

9 November 2020

When it comes to happiness later in life, there is one factor that countless studies show is key for most people: Social connection. More important than money or one’s past career success, research from around the world shows people need social activity to genuinely enjoy their “golden years.” Keeping active...

Streaming TV Series Our Residents Will Enjoy

2 November 2020

Getting swept up on a great television series can make us laugh, provide a shared interest with others, or simply forget our worries for a little while. Streaming services, like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Disney+, offer an enormous variety of options for television (as well as movies) but it might...

Identifying and Addressing Common Sleep Problems in Seniors

26 October 2020

Today we hope to educate all our Canton-area assisted living and our memory care community residents, family, neighbors, and friends on the subject of healthy sleep. Sleep disorders affect people of all ages, but they become more prevalent during your senior years, putting you at risk for a range of...

Flu Season Preparation Guide

12 October 2020

Greetings once again to all of our Canton-area assisted living and our Canton memory care community residents, family, neighbors, and friends. We’re entering flu season here in Canton, 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 Canton-area assisted living and our Canton 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 Canton or professional memory care here in Canton 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 Canton and loving memory care services in Canton 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 Canton 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 Canton’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 Canton’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 Canton-area assisted living and Canton-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 Canton-area assisted living and Canton-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 Canton) 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 Canton) for helping more than our residents and their families. We take great pride in helping you, our neighbors here in Canton who lovingly provide at-home assisted living and/or...

Manor Lake BridgeMill 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 Canton, 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 Canton) for helping more than our residents and their families. We take great pride in helping you, our neighbors here in Canton 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 Canton 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 Canton) 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 Canton 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 Canton . 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....

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 Canton, 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 BridgeMill 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 Canton’s Manor Lake BridgeMill have long recognized that this Holiday can become a solemn one for many of our...

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....

Lessons Learned from Three At-Home Memory Care Support Providers

28 January 2020

Regular readers of our Manor Lake BridgeMill 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 Canton’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 Canton’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 Canton’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 Canton 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 BridgeMill here in Canton 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...

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 Canton put off looking for care for fear of how they will pay for it. Here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care BridgeMill we are fully committed to providing the highest...

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 Canton GA or a memory care community in Canton GA, take a deep breath and accept the fact that you are about to take on very serious responsibility. We want to help you...

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,...

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...

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...

Aromatherapy For The Mental Health of Patients With Alzheimer's and Dementia

30 August 2019

It is proven that scent has connection to memory. Aromatherapy is now mainstream within memory care centers. The therapeutic effects of aromatherapy offers positive quality of life effects upon people with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Essential oils are naturally extracted from plants. You can gain the therapeutic effects of these plants...

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 Hiram to visit your aging parents at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care BridgeMill, 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...

Preparing Senior Assisted Living Residents For Autumn

19 August 2019

Although the climate is still extremely hot here in Canton, fall is really not that far away. Preparing for seasonal climate change is crucial to our senior residents. Here at our Canton Georgia senior assisted living community we take proactive measures to guarantee our resident’s comfort and safety. Since senior...

How to Find the Best Senior Living Community for Your Loved One

16 August 2019

Transitioning a loved one to a senior living community is a most difficult decision. How in the world do you go about selecting the best option for your loved one? Very simply, finding the right assisted living community takes time and research. Below are some questions to ask when visiting...

Tips for Finding the Best Senior Living Care Near You

31 July 2019

As we age, there will come a time when we no longer can handle all our daily tasks without senior care. When this time comes, the best move is to start considering different senior living communities to find a new place to call home.This is not an easy decision as...

How “Memory Care” Differs from Assisted Living

18 July 2019

There exist some commonality between the services provided within a senior living community versus those services provided within a memory care community. Because we provide both services, we can expertly consult you on the differences between the two. We offer this blog post to those of you who may be...

Questions to Ask Memory Care Community Providers

11 July 2019

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...

Choosing a Professional Alzheimer’s Care Community

30 June 2019

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...

Benefits of Meditation To Our Elderly

23 June 2019

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...

Benchmarks For Effective Memory Care Services

16 June 2019

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...

Ways To Keep Seniors Safe and Cool During Hot Weather

7 June 2019

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...

Questions To Ask About Assisted Living

30 May 2019

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...

Water Consumption Awareness For Seniors

23 May 2019

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...

The Advantages To Senior Assisted Living

16 May 2019

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...

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Senior Moms

9 May 2019

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...

Lifting Weights Can Slow Mental Aging

25 April 2019

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...

Summer Safety Precautions for Seniors

18 April 2019

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...

Benefits of Gardening For Seniors with Dementia

11 April 2019

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...

Early Manifestations of Alzheimer's Disease

5 April 2019

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...

Assisted Living Open New Productive Doors

27 March 2019

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...

Recognizing Alzheimer's Disease Early

20 March 2019

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...

Choosing The Right Memory Care Community

13 March 2019

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....

Advantages of Transitioning to Assisted Senior Living

6 March 2019

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,...

Signs It Might Be Time for Senior Assisted Living

27 February 2019

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...

Assisted Living in Manor Lake BridgeMill

24 February 2019

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...

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...