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How to Find The Humor in Caregiving

1 March 2021

From all of us here at The Birches at Villa Rica 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...

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 Villa Rica. So far, we’ve covered when is the right time to move and how to prepare for a move. Today, we’ll cover what...

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 Villa Rica. Today, we’ll discuss how to...

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 The Birches Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Villa Rica understand that it can be a stressful topic for individuals and families. Transitioning to managed care means saying goodbye to a home that’s...

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 The Birches Assisted Living & Memory Care (Villa Rica...

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 Villa Rica, we know this all too well. Whether you’re here with us now, or struggling at home to care for a...

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 The Birches at Villa Rica Assisted Living and Memory Care is a perfect example....

Four Signs Your Loved One Might be Suffering Hearing Loss

4 January 2021

Here at The Birches at Villa Rica Assisted Living and 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...

Our 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 The Birches at Villa Rica 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...

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 The Birches Assisted Living & Memory Care here in Villa Rica, 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...

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 Villa Rica-area assisted living and our Villa Rica 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...

Flu Season Preparation Guide

12 October 2020

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

How Important is Heart Health?

28 September 2020

Welcome back to our blog page for our Villa Rica-area assisted living and our Villa Rica 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 The Birches at Villa...

Defining Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care

4 September 2020

Our team of professional memory care and assisted living care providers here at The Birches at Villa Rica 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,...

Making Your Doctor Visit Better

4 September 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...