6 Tips for Moving Your Parent Into Assisted Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Mar 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 6 minute read

Many people don't like moving, or—to better phrase it—just about everyone doesn't like moving. It’s an overwhelming and intimidating process, full of things that most people dislike: organizing, cleaning, packing, unpacking, and change. 

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Topics: Assisted Living, Moving

How Do I Know It’s Time for Assisted Living?

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Everyone wants to maintain their independence for as long as possible. Sometimes, though, as we age, it becomes less feasible, less practical, and less safe for an individual to live independently.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Franklin Park Communities

What is a Power of Attorney and Why Should My Parent Have One?

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

When it comes to caring for an older parent or family member, there are certain documents that you should ensure your loved one has. From advanced directives and living wills to powers of attorney, it can be overwhelming to understand the purpose of each form and why an aging family member should have one. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Family & Caregiving

The Gift of the New Year and COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

We would like to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year and continue to thank you for putting your trust in Franklin Park Senior Living Communities. This past year has been a challenging one, to say the least, and we understand it has taken a toll on our residents, families, and employees.

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Independent Living: Making the Decision Sooner Rather Than Later

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

Many adults believe that as long as they’re healthy, active, and mobile, they can—and should—continue to live in their own homes. Many are under the impression that senior living options, including independent living, are for those who are no longer independent, who need assistance, and who are older than themselves. They think that moving into a senior living community means they will surrender their dignity and independence.

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Topics: Independent Living, Franklin Park Communities

How Decluttering & Downsizing Your Home Can Benefit Your Health

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

The new year is a fresh start, a new beginning, and an excellent opportunity to take the plunge and finally declutter your home. It’s the daunting project that you keep putting off, and every time you delay it, it seems as though the clutter just keeps piling up.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Moving

Holiday Check-In: Is It Time to Consider Senior Care?

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

The holiday season is something that most of us look forward to—spending time with family and friends, savoring good food, reminiscing on old memories, and creating new ones. For many adult children, going home for the holidays means reconnecting with aging parents or other older family members. 

In some cases, the last time they may have seen their parents was the previous holiday season, so visiting presents an opportunity for a “holiday check-in.” Sometimes these visits can bring about the realization that it may be time to consider senior care options.

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Topics: Senior Living, Holidays

Assisted Living Communities & Nursing Homes Are Not The Same: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 6 minute read

There may come a time when we realize that our aging parents can no longer live independently—either they no longer want to live alone, or they are beginning to require more daily assistance. If you find yourself in this situation, you and your family now face the task of determining what senior living option is right for you.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Franklin Park Communities

Franklin Park's Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 26 minute read

As news and concerns increase surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Franklin Park Senior Living is striving to keep our residents, employees, family members, and guests up-to-date.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Franklin Park Communities

Culture and Community: Discover Senior Living in San Antonio, Texas

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

With its rich history, deep Mexican influence, and family-friendly activities, it’s no surprise that San Antonio, Texas, is the most visited city in Texas, and one of the top-visited cities in America every year.

Among the southwestern charm and deep Hispanic roots, San Antonio offers something for everyone, young and old alike. While family-friendly attractions like SeaWorld and Six Flags draw young visitors, historical and cultural sites like The Alamo and The Riverwalk compel many older adults to call The River City home.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities

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