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Making Senior Health Appointments Convenient for older adults

Posted by Franklin Park on May 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Managing your loved one’s health can be an overwhelming task, but staying positive and maintaining a positive attitude is essential. Getting involved in your loved one’s health care shows support and can decrease health risks. At Franklin Park, we believe in providing the best health care options for seniors and would like to share some tips on how to make doctor visits more efficient and less stressful for you and the senior in your life.

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Topics: Aging, Health

5 Skills That Make A Great Caregiver

Posted by Franklin Park on May 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Family senior caregivers make a tremendous difference in the livelihood of the seniors they care for. Many times, as parents age or develop medical conditions, they require additional care that you may have not anticipated. In this circumstance, it can be hard to adapt to your new role as a caregiver when you have little-to-no experience providing care for the senior in your life.

Here at Franklin Park, we understand that being a caregiver for a family member can be challenging. We want to highlight a few key skills that caregivers have that their beloved family members appreciate dearly.

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Topics: Caregiving, Aging, Franklin Park Communities

Helpful Ways Seniors Can Make Spring Cleaning Easier

Posted by Franklin Park on Apr 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are you or a loved one looking to make your spring-cleaning routine less stressful this year? Look no further! At Franklin Park, we know that spring cleaning is something that most people don’t look forward to. Here a few tips to help you and your loved one tackle your annual cleaning routine with less frustration:

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Topics: Assisted Living, Activities

3 Steps to Help Your Loved One Avoid Scams

Posted by Franklin Park on Apr 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are your parents targets for scammers? While all scams are terrible, ones that target senior citizens can be the worst. Oftentimes the adult children are the ones left to evaluate and determine precisely what happened.

At Franklin Park, we understand the devastation that scams can put your loved one through and we aim to educate our residents about how to prevent possible scams. We’d like to share a few great ways to limit the financial damage of your loved one and prevent them from being scammed again!

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Topics: Finances & Budgeting, Franklin Park Communities

The Impact of Technology on Senior Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Mar 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A common misconception is for people to believe that seniors don't use technology because they simply don't want to, which is not always the case. Many older adults don't use technologies because they have not been explained adequately or introduced to them.

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A Day in the Life of Independent Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Mar 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Senior living communities have a wide array of options available to residents that are looking to move-in. Independent living communities are one of the most popular options for seniors that are looking to make the transition. With so many options available to choose from, it can be confusing to decide which experience is best for your lifestyle. 

Because the world of senior living is so vast and full of ever-expanding options, it can be difficult to discern one community from another. Franklin Park would like to dive further into independent living and what each resident receives in their experience with a quality senior living community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Independent Living

4 Anxiety Management Tips for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that weighs on you daily. With the increased stressors in today's society, many Americans live with anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as 40 million adults suffer from anxiety.

For seniors, anxiety can be especially harmful because many of them lack proper treatment for mental health conditions. Seniors also need a secure support network to schedule and travel to appointments to get the professional help they need.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Franklin Park Communities

Understanding Memory Impairment in Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Memory impairment conditions are becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “About 40% of people aged 65 or older have age-associated memory impairment—in the United States, about 16 million people.”

With the growing number of older adults experiencing memory impairment, there is an increased need for recognition and treatment of the condition. Whether your loved one already has a diagnosis, or they are starting to exhibit the symptoms of memory impairment, it is essential to closely monitor them to ensure they are receiving the care they need.

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Topics: Memory Care, Franklin Park Communities, Alzheimer's & Dementia

What is Independent Living?

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When older adults start to consider their senior living options, they tend to focus on assisted living communities or retirement homes. However, there is another option – independent living communities. Independent living is ideal for seniors who can still live independently but enjoy having access to assistance when needed. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities

How to Downsize the Right Way

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

At Franklin Park, we know that downsizing is not something many people look forward to doing. It can be complicated, emotional and time-consuming. The home that you’ve lived in for years, maybe even decades, is now becoming too big for you to manage. Once the kids have moved out, the house seems to grow very quiet, and it may be time to consider transitioning to an independent living community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

  

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