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The Art of Helping Your Senior Loved One Downsize

16 May 2022

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

At-Home Senior Care Providers – Put Your Mask on First

9 May 2022

If you’ve ever flown on a commercial flight, you were briefed that “in the event of an emergency, secure your oxygen mask first”. This clearly makes sense because you can’t serve those dependent upon you unless you take care of yourself first. One of the things we take seriously here...

Simple Ways to Brighten Your Senior’s Day

4 May 2022

Greetings once again to all of our Dawsonville-area assisted living and our Dawsonville memory care community residents, family, neighbors, and friends. Today we’re going to share with you today some simple things you can do to brighten your senior’s day. It doesn’t take much to make a big difference in...

Dealing With Arthritis

2 May 2022

Today we look to educate all our Dawsonville-area assisted living and our Dawsonville memory care community residents, family, neighbors, and friends on the subject of arthritis, an ailment common to so many. Any chronic health condition can impact day-to-day life, and arthritis comes with its own set of challenges. So,...

The Importance Seniors Being with Family on Memorial Day

27 April 2022

Greetings to all followers of our Dawsonville Assisted Living and Memory Care blog! Every year our phones light up on/or near the first of May. This is the time of year when people across the country first start thinking about Memorial Day (May 30th this year) and how they are...

It Is Important to Know the Differences Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

25 April 2022

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

Protecting Your Loved Ones from Financial Scam Artists

20 April 2022

As always, welcome back to our senior living & memory care blog where it is our passion to assist our assisted living residents and family, our memory care residents and family, and of course to all of you at-home caregivers as well. In our previous senior living and memory care...

Simple Ways to Address At-Home Caregiver Stress

18 April 2022

Hello and welcome back to our Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care blog. Today’s focus is fully upon all of you at-home care givers who looking for inspiration and strength to carry on in your assisted living care giving and/or your memory care support services. Family caregivers play a...

Easter Wishes from All of Us at Manor Lake

13 April 2022

Greetings all! With Easter rapidly approaching, we know many of you are busy with travel, event, and praise plans for the upcoming Easter Holiday. We want to take the briefest of moments here to send to you, from all of us here at Dawsonville’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory...

April is Stress Awareness Month for Seniors, Memory Patients, and Caregivers

11 April 2022

For elderly and seniors, the month of April is national “Stress Awareness Month” and a good time to take stock of your mental health. Well, allow us to customize that introduction if you may. For all of us, the month of April is national “Stress Awareness Month”. We talking to...

Songs to Celebrate the Easter Season

6 April 2022

Welcome back to our senior living and memory care blog! We received some great feedback on our previous blog post regarding Easter activities that you can enjoy with both your assisted living loved ones and/or your memory care loved ones. A couple of readers passed along the vital role that...

Easter Activity Ideas for Your Memory Care Loved One

4 April 2022

On Easter, people of all ages spend time with their loved ones and celebrate spring. For many older adults, this holiday brings back wonderful memories of their childhood. It is also a great time to involve seniors with dementia in some exciting activities. If your elderly loved one has been...

Assisted Living and Memory Care Event Ideas (Part Deux)

23 March 2022

This is a follow-up to last week’s blog post giving you ideas to enjoy Spring with your loved one’s who reside with us here at Dawsonville’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care. We follow those ideas with a suggestion from one of our most active family members of a...

Spring Outdoor Activity Ideas for Assisted Living and Memory Care Seniors

21 March 2022

Spring is in the air! Staff and cherished residents alike here at Dawsonville’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care are taking moments to smell the roses. Well, roses aren’t in bloom just yet, but you get our drift. Whether your loved one resides within our senior assisted living community...

Drawing a “Blank” on What to Do While Visiting Your Senior Loved One?

14 March 2022

Have you ever “drawn a blank” trying to figure out something fun to do while visiting your loved one within our Senior Assisted Living community here in Dawsonville or within our Memory Care Community also in Dawsonville? Well, rest assured you are not alone. We all tend to over-complicate things...

Dementia Diagnosis - What Next?

7 March 2022

Getting the news that your parent, in-law, or spouse has dementia is devastating. There’s no other way to put it. Hopefully this is the most sobering challenge of your lifetime. Here at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Dawsonville, we will be honored to help you every...

At-Home Senior Care Support Tips – Because We Love You

28 February 2022

We realize that the high percentage of our Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care blog know that we invest time and energy as a service to our community. We understand that all of you providing at-home senior assisted living care and/or memory care services to your loved one is...

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease

21 February 2022

As promised, today we follow last week’s blog post with some guidance for those of you who feel some form of formal cognitive evaluation is required for you or a family member. But first, once again warm winter greetings to you, our faithful assisted living and memory care blog readers,...

The Three Major Alzheimer’s Disease Stages with Brief Description

14 February 2022

Warm winter greetings to you, our faithful assisted living and memory care blog readers, cherished assisted living residents, memory care residents, family members, and a special shout-out to all of you angels out there providing at-home care to a senior loved one in need. A funny thing happened at a...

What Music Can Do for You and Your Senior Loved Ones

7 February 2022

The therapeutic nature of music is something for all of us to consider. Today’s blog post will primarily focus on the therapeutic effect that music can offer your loved one living here in our senior assisted living community or our memory care community. We’ll touch on the scientific evidence of...

Getting Started on a Proactive “Self-Care” Routine

24 January 2022

Greetings once again to all of our Dawsonville-area assisted living and our Dawsonville memory care community residents, family, neighbors, and friends. Today we’re going to share with you today some insights into an increasingly popular concept called “Self-Care”. This topic can benefit everyone whether you are a member of our...

FAQ: What Exactly is Assisted Living

17 January 2022

It comes as no surprise to us that our most frequently asked question from those researching professional assisted living options here in Dawsonville is, “What Exactly is Assisted Living”. The reason is simple this question is asked so often. It is because assisted living has no single definition. It differs...

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis? Now What?

10 January 2022

First and foremost, stop and realize that you are not alone and that you are loved. Consider all of us here at Dawsonville’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care to be a ready, empathetic, loving, and professionally experienced resource for you. Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, no doubt, is a...

Senior Assisted Living Often Delivers Improved Health Versus Independent Living

3 January 2022

New Year’s Greetings from all of us here at Dawsonville’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care! We are now a couple of days into the calendar year 2022. Many of us authored our traditional “New Year’s Resolutions” and are working through the details of strategic self-improvement. But if you...

Reflecting on the Year & COVID-19

13 December 2021

In the past year, Americans across the nation experienced toilet paper, food, hand sanitizer, and paper towel shortages. Some industries were put at extraordinary risk due to short supply of vital staples. The Assisted Living and Memory Care support providers were arguable at the top of the list for the...

A Link Between Exercise and Thwarting Alzheimer’s

6 December 2021

This post cites Alzheimer’s research that publishes some very uplifting findings! Whether you are a beloved senior assisted living resident here at Manor Lake (Dawsonville), a loving family member of a memory care service resident, or an at home care provider, the subject of dementia touches almost all of us...

When Life Forces You to Celebrate the Holidays Remotely

29 November 2021

Very warm Christmas season’s greetings from all of us at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Dawsonville. We fully realize that life’s conflicts get in the way of being with family over the Holidays. For all of you with family members serving our country overseas and unable...

Thanksgiving Greetings from All of Us Here at Manor Lake

22 November 2021

Very warm Thanksgiving greetings from all of us at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Dawsonville. As business owners, clients, prospective clients, friends and family, and suppliers our sense of appreciation for all of you has never been higher. Like us, each of you have had unique...

Give the Gift of Time to Your Senior Loved Ones This Holiday Season

15 November 2021

Today’s blog post is targeted for our entire blog reading community. Whether you are a beloved senior assisted living resident here at Manor Lake, a loving family member of a memory care service resident, or one of the many providing loving care of a senior loved one within your own...

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

1 November 2021

Today’s blog post is authored for all of you at-home care providers providing your loved one with senior assisted living or memory care services. This is our way of giving back to the community so that your beloved senior has the best chance of living a safe and happy life....

Road Trip Therapy for Both You and Your Senior Loved Ones

25 October 2021

Sometimes the most beautiful moments with your senior loved one starts right outside your front door and in your driveway. Whether you are an at-home care provider or currently trust us with your senior assisted living or memory care services, consider going for a therapeutic drive with the ones you...

Addressing At-Home Caregiver Fatigue

18 October 2021

By now, most of you know that we manage our Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care blog for the benefit of all of you at home in the Dawsonville area caring for your loved one with senior assisted living needs and/or memory care challenges. We do this because you...

Halloween Home Care Consideration for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

11 October 2021

This blog post if for you angels out there taking care of a loved one at home suffering from Alzheimer’s. Although it’s a longstanding tradition here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Dawsonville to celebrate Halloween with both our assisted living and our memory care residents,...

Nutritional Concerns Regarding Senior Dietary Care

4 October 2021

Our team of professional memory care and assisted living care providers here at Manor Lake Dawsonville are there for all of you, young and seasoned alike. Today’s blog offers “food for thought” pertaining to senior nutrition. Your senior Mom or Dad’s dietary requirement is significantly different than your senior in...

Preventative Measures to Take NOW to Defend Against the Flu

27 September 2021

Greetings once again to all of our Dawsonville-area assisted living and our Dawsonville memory care community residents, family, neighbors, and friends. We had a family member call us and ask if we could repost our recommendations for preparing loved ones for the upcoming flu season. She asked us this because...

Part 8 of Our Eight-Part Series: When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care

20 September 2021

Welcome back to our assisted living and memory care blog. We’ve covered the first seven of this eight-part series on the subject of “When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care”. Those seven blog posts are conveniently linked for you in the topic list below: Open the...

Part 7 of Our Eight-Part Series: When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care

13 September 2021

Welcome back to our assisted living and memory care blog. We’ve covered the first six of this eight-part series on the subject of “When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care”. Those six blog posts are conveniently linked for you in the topic list below: Open the...

Part 6 of Our Eight-Part Series: When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care

6 September 2021

Welcome back to our assisted living and memory care blog. We’ve covered the first five of this eight-part series on the subject of “When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care”. Those five blog posts are conveniently linked for you in the topic list below: Open the...

Part 5 of Our Eight-Part Series: When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care

30 August 2021

Welcome back to our assisted living and memory care blog. We’ve covered the first four of this eight-part series on the subject of “When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care”. Those four blog posts are conveniently linked for you in the topic list below: Open the...

Part 4 of Our Eight-Part Series: When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care

23 August 2021

Welcome back to our assisted living and memory care blog. We’re here for you dear residents, resident’s family, and the entire local community. We’ve covered the first three of this eight-part series on the subject of “When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care”. Those three blog...

Part 3 of Our Eight-Part Series: When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care

16 August 2021

Welcome back to our assisted living and memory care blog. We’re here for you dear residents, resident’s family, and the entire local community. We’ve covered the first two of this eight-part series on the subject of “When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care”. Those two blog...

Part 2 of Our Eight-Part Series: When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care

8 August 2021

Welcome back to our assisted living and memory care blog. We’re here for you dear residents, resident’s family, and the entire local community. Last week we posted the first of an eight-part series on the subject of “When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care”. That blog...

Introducing Our Eight-Part Series Covering When and How to Seek Professional Assisted Living or Memory Care

2 August 2021

Hello dear residents, resident’s family, and the entire local community who are struggling through providing in-home assisted living or memory care services. This goes out to you whether you are or are not actively searching for professional care services in and around Dawsonville. As professional assisted living and memory care...

A Direct Link Between Professional Assisted Living Care and Reduced Heart Disease

26 July 2021

In our last blog post, we discussed five benefits of chiropractic care for the elderly. That blog post hopefully got you thinking about a different way to manage pain. Today, we’re going to talk about something equally (or more) important than managing pain. We’re going to talk about managing heart...

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Seniors

12 July 2021

Summer greetings to you, our faithful blog readers, cherished assisted living residents, memory care residents, and family members all! A common goal within our entire care team is to leave work each day and reflect that “I made someone smile today”. It is the goal of this blog post to...

Happy 4th of July Facts

2 July 2021

The 4th of July is a favorite summer holiday for Americans across the country. Whether you’re enjoying a barbecue with your dear loved ones here at Dawsonville's Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care, or with them at home with you, we all relish the opportunity to celebrate freedom with...

Celebrate YOUR Independence This July 4th

21 June 2021

At Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Dawsonville, we celebrate our residents and their spirit of independence not only on July 4th, but every day of the year. Our dedicated and loving staff is here to accommodate the unique lifestyle our residents choose so that they can...

Summer Health Tips for Your Senior Family Members and Senior Friends

7 June 2021

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

Summer Vacation Planning with Your Senior Living or Memory Care Loved One

24 May 2021

With raising spirits all around, we send our greetings to you, our faithful blog readers, cherished assisted living residents, memory care residents, and family members all! We are celebrating a degree of return to normalcy from pandemic-related lock downs. Family members are enjoying safely and personally celebrating life with all...

Three Common Ways to Finance Resident Assisted Living and Memory Care

17 May 2021

We are warmed by your feedback and appreciation for the fact that our blog contributors here at Dawsonville’s Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care provide meaningful and educational material. As you might imagine, a frequently discussed topic with phone callers and walk-in visitors centers upon how those on fixed...

Just One Example of How We Continually Educate on Your Behalf

3 May 2021

Greetings to our faithful blog readers, cherished assisted living residents, memory care residents, and family members all! It occurred to us that many of you may not realize the constant dedicated efforts of your support team in continuing education. The quality of all our caregivers is humbling to us and...

Preparing Your Senior Loved One for Memorial Day

26 April 2021

Celebrating Memorial Day is both a solemn and joyous celebratory American tradition. First and foremost, it is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for their country. So, there is an inherent solemn presence throughout the holiday weekend. But it is safe to say that...

Spring Activity Recommendations for you and Your Senior Loved One

12 April 2021

Spring is finally here, and that means warmer weather has begun! Let’s hope it’s here to stay! After a cold winter, a spring celebration is almost necessary. Here are some fun ways to welcome the new season with your loved one who requires senior assisted living help or for your...

A Few Things to Keep in Mind About the Aging Process

5 April 2021

Well, Easter 2021 has come and gone. Hopefully, all of you out there shared precious and memorable moments celebrating Easter with your family. Now it is time to celebrate Spring and a systematic return to more pleasant weather. As most of you know, here at Dawsonville’s Manor Lake Assisted Living...

Advice for When It’s Time to Talk to a Parent About Seeking Professional Care for Their Spouse

22 March 2021

It is probably never going to feel like the right time to have “The Talk” about a memory care facility with a parent who is the caregiver of a spouse with dementia. Many adult children avoid bringing it up because it’s such a complicated and sensitive topic. Here at Manor...

New Covid-19 Guidelines Now Allows Visitors!

15 March 2021

Our blog posts are syndicated to various social media sites in the interest of educating and keeping our residents and their family informed. GOOD NEWS! The visitation policy update is posted on our home page, but we feel important to place it here in our blog to facilitate maximum exposure....

Your Social Media Savvy Senior: Cause for Celebration and Caution

8 March 2021

Today we dedicate our discussion to those of you wondering if the senior loved ones under you care are safely served by being online and active in social media circles. For reasons you can likely conclude on your own, your concerns for your loved one who requires memory care support...

How to Find The Humor in Caregiving

1 March 2021

From all of us here at Dawsonville’s Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care, we appreciate the positive feedback from our blog readers regarding the practical utility of our blog posts. Many of our readers are at home taking care of their loved one’s Assisted Living support needs and/or their...

After the Move to a Senior Assisted Living Community – What’s Next?

22 February 2021

This is the third of a three-part blog series designed to help those of you considering a transition to professional senior assisted living care here in Dawsonville. So far, we’ve covered when is the right time to move and how to prepare for a move. Today, we’ll cover what to...

How To Prepare For Your Transition to Assisted Living

15 February 2021

Last week we discussed when is the right time to move into a managed senior living community. This blog post is targeted for those of you who have decided that now is the right time to transition to assisted living care here in Dawsonville. Today, we’ll discuss how to prepare...

When Is It The Right Time to Move to Senior Assisted Living?

8 February 2021

While there are countless benefits that come with managed senior care, all of us here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Dawsonville understand that it can be a stressful topic for individuals and families. Transitioning to managed care means saying goodbye to a home that’s comfortable,...

Quality of Life Threats Regarding Delayed (But Necessary) Professional Memory Care Support

1 February 2021

We’d like to share some keen insight with you from Dr. Elizabeth Galik (Phd, CRNP) and Dr. Richard Stefanacci (MD, DO) regarding their views on improving care for patients with dementia. It is a professional obligation for the staff here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care (Dawsonville) to...

Does My Loved One Need Specialized Memory Care?

25 January 2021

Deciding on how to best care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be overwhelming. As professional assisted living and memory care service providers here in Dawsonville, we know this all too well. Whether you’re here with us now, or struggling at home to care for a loved...

Distinguishing Normal Forgetfulness from Dementia

11 January 2021

The difference between simple entrepreneurial and genuinely loving professional senior assisted living care and truly loving professional memory care services is volunteer investment in our residents, their families, and the local community. This blog here at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Dawsonville is a perfect example....

Four Signs Your Loved One Might be Suffering Hearing Loss

4 January 2021

Here at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care, our team of professional memory care and assisted living care providers constantly seek ways to improve the quality of life of our residents, their family, and their friends. Today’s blog addresses one of the most prolific thieves of quality of life,...

Covid-19 Vaccination Plan from the Georgia Department of Public Health

21 December 2020

Manor Lake Assisted Living Communities are Considered 1-A Long Term Care Facilities by the Georgia Department of Public Health. With the 1-A status our residents and Staffs will be among the first to be offered the Vaccine. We have already contacted the two approved providers for the Vaccine Walgreens and...

Now That Today’s Physical Fitness is Done, Let’s Get Started on Brain Exercise

14 December 2020

Our team of professional memory care and assisted living care providers here at Manor Lake Dawsonville are there for all of you, young and seasoned alike. Today’s blog offers numerous “brain exercises” that we all can to do improve memory and focus. Again, these exercises are not directed at our...

Music Activates Regions of the Brain Spared by Alzheimer’s

7 December 2020

We found the following educational and uplifting story from the University of Utah and feel compelled to share it with you. As professional senior assisted living and memory care support providers, we know that music has always been a therapeutical tool to enrich our dear resident’s lives. The month of...

Stuck Inside This Winter? Here Are 5 Fun And Easy Ways To Stay Active!

30 November 2020

Whether you’re a cherished resident at Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Dawsonville, a family member, or a valued fan of our blog, we trust you had a great Thanksgiving Holiday and are looking forward to the magic of the entire Christmas Holiday season. But it is...

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 Dawsonville-area assisted living and our Dawsonville 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...