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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 Hiram or professional memory care here in Hiram 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 Hiram and loving memory care services in Hiram 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 Hiram 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 Hiram’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 Hiram’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 Hiram-area assisted living and Hiram-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 Hiram-area assisted living and Hiram-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 Hiram) 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 Hiram) for helping more than our residents and their families. We take great pride in helping you, our neighbors here in Hiram who lovingly provide at-home assisted living and/or...

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 Hiram, 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 Hiram) for helping more than our residents and their families. We take great pride in helping you, our neighbors here in Hiram 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 Hiram 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 Hiram) 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 Hiram 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 Hiram. For instance, the challenges related to loss of appetite within our aging loved ones is common to both professional and at-home care givers alike. We...

Ten Things Not to Say as a Senior Living or Memory Caregiver – And Why

24 February 2020

As professional assisted living and memory care support providers here in Hiram, 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 Hiram understand and respect those of you who so lovingly carry the burden of care for your loved ones. Part of our community service campaign is to educate via this blog so that you...

Make Valentine’s Day Special for Your Assisted Living Loved One

10 February 2020

Valentine’s Day reserves special space in the hearts of many of the assisted living and/or memory care loved one’s that we support. Professional assisted living caregivers such as us here at Manor Lake Hiram have long recognized that this Holiday can become a solemn one for many of our loved...

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 Hiram 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 Hiram’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 Hiram’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 Hiram’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...

Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care Grand Opening Announcement

29 October 2019

On behalf of our Executive Director Randy Brown, we are happy to announce our October 21st Grand Opening of Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Hiram! Our first week has been a wonderful experience for our community, our staff, and our residents, and resident families alike! We...

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 Hiram 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 & Memory Care here in Hiram to celebrate Halloween with both our assisted living and our memory care residents. Each year we research new and exciting ideas to smile, laugh, and share our love for our treasured residents. This year we...

How to Seek Help with Assisted Living Costs

7 October 2019

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

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

30 September 2019

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

Music Revives Memories in Dementia Patients

23 September 2019

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

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

23 September 2019

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

Professional Assisted Living Lowers Resident Heart Disease

16 September 2019

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

About the Guilt Associated with Seeking Professional Memory Care Services

9 September 2019

Caring for your loved one with memory issues is an exhaustive yet fulfilling labor of love. Without doubt it is very stressful as well. At some point this labor of love becomes an unhealthy tax on both the mental and physical state of the caregiver(s). It is at this point...

How to Start the Conversation About Transitioning to Assisted Living

22 August 2019

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

Tips for Visiting Assisted Living Parents During Summer Vacation

20 August 2019

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