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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: History & Facts

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

Alzheimer's disease has become recognized as a condition that a growing number of seniors and their caregivers face every day. It can be hard to understand Alzheimer's disease, which is why Franklin Park Senior Living wants to help our readers and share some general information and historical facts that can be helpful to you and your loved one.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities, Alzheimer's & Dementia

Exceptional Dining Services Offered at Franklin Park Senior Living

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

Unfortunately, senior dining services have been an overlooked aspect in some senior communities and have created many negative rumors considering the quality of food served to residents. In spite of this, dining in senior living communities has greatly improved, and some communities even offer a fine dining experience.  At Franklin Park Senior Living, we understand the importance of seniors maintaining a healthy diet as they age. Our team wants to make your loved one’s overall dining experience wonderful.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

Franklin Park: Creating Value in Senior Living

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

When considering a loved one’s living situation, it's essential to analyze the value that living at home provides them against the value that is received in a senior living community such as Franklin Park. Although senior apartments may be viewed as expensive, they can be quite affordable when you factor in the collection of additional benefits they receive in a community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities, Activities

Downsizing to a One-Bedroom Senior Apartment

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

As loved ones age, it may be common for them to begin to realize that the home they’re living in is becoming a significant burden. A large house can not only create an extensive list of chores, but it can also be costly and lonely. Many seniors living at home can become overwhelmed with the work required to maintain the house, causing them unwanted stress.

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Topics: Senior Living, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

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

  

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