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You’ve been a family caregiver for quite some time. It might have been your elderly mother you were looking after. Perhaps it was your father or grandparent. Maybe it was a sibling or spouse. Whoever it was who depended on you, now they’ve chosen assisted living for their future.

It’s a great choice. It’s not just a great option for them, but also for you. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t feel a sense of emptiness or even loneliness. The longer a person has been a family caregiver, the greater the likelihood you feel a sense of loss or even have trouble finding purpose again. Continue reading

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Our resident of the month for November is Ms. Beverly. Ms. Beverly is originally from White, Georgia which is near Cartersville. She has 2 sisters and 1 brother. The family moved to Atlanta when Ms. Beverly was 7 years old. Some friends introduced Beverly to her future husband when she was just 14 years old. She insisted they wait to get married until 2 days after she turned 20, because she didn’t want to be a teenage bride. They had 3 children, 2 sons and 1 daughter as well as a grandson. Continue reading

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Your elderly father may have been at assisted living for a few weeks or a couple of months, but whether he’s only been there a matter of days or some length of time, is he meeting others? He may be shy and withdrawn, frustrated, or even frightened. Those are considered normal emotions, especially to major changes in life.

Moving to assisted living is a significant adjustment. Moving anywhere — even to a house that a person is exceedingly excited about — is considered one of the top stressors in life. Continue reading

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If you were to take a survey of a number of your friends, family members, coworkers, or even strangers about assisted living, you may discover something striking. Most people have a wide range of misconceptions about this level of senior care.

These misconceptions almost invariably lead to concerns. When an aging family member, like a parent or grandparent, starts having difficulty at home, the topic of assisted living may come up. Continue reading

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Picture this: you begin your day with a fresh cup of coffee while overlooking the courtyard and gardens. You sit quietly, enjoying the morning sun on your face, and planning out your day. Should you stop by the barbershop or beauty salon for a freshening up? Head over to Cobb County Rhyne Park for a picnic and afternoon stroll? Or maybe make your way downtown and explore the library, the arboretum, and the Village Green? Whatever you choose, it’s all possible here at Woodland Ridge in Smyrna, Georgia.  Continue reading