Moving away from where you’ve developed a community of friends and family, where you know exactly how to get where you need to go and who you can call on for help, can be daunting. It’s also one of the worries that we often hear about from new residents at Magnolia Estates. Here is Danny Rampey’s response to this common worry.
Myth #2: Getting help will be difficult because I’ve moved away from my support network.
Another concern that some seniors have is that, if they move to a new location, they will leave the help that they were receiving – the neighbors that helped them, the closeness to family and friends. They worry that they won’t be able to get the help they need to do things like house maintenance, lawn care, etc.
At Magnolia Estates, we offer all the maintenance services inside and out. If they have something that they need help with in their unit, if they’re trying to put something up, if they’re trying to take something down, if they need a box put up, or anything, we provide that service. We’ll be glad to go down there and help them do that. And we maintain the outside, anything to do with the maintenance and quality, the physical plan of the building itself, the condo, the apartment, or even the grounds. All the landscaping, keep the grass cut, keep the leaves blown, so to speak.
And we have a good crew; that’s what’s so great about our facilities, and I think there’s a lot of good facilities out there, a lot of good people in this industry that really care about our residents, whether they be the IL residents, independent living, or the assisted living residents, they all know that we’ll do whatever they need done, if it comes to a little bit overboard. We still do the little things for them and I think that’s important, because a lot of times when they get to somewhere like this they feel a little lost, they feel a little bit scared because they’re scared to ask about, “Well, can you come help me hang this picture?” Or, “am I going to be able to put that box way up on that shelf?” They’re scared to ask for help like that.
They’ve always been able to do that. Now they can’t quite reach that high or they can’t coordinate that nail with the hammer, you know? You don’t want them to hit their finger or anything, but they’re scared to ask for help. We know how to recognize what their needs are. I can walk in a door when somebody’s moving in to an independent living villa or condo, and I can tell in just a few minutes what their wants and needs are, what they’re going to need, what they’re looking for, the questions they’re probably going to ask. Even if the family’s there. I jump on it, and so does my staff. We are continually being that professional caregiver, whether it’s on the assisted living level or independent level.
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If you would like to learn more about independent living, you can give Magnolia a call at 770-212-3734.
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