As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began to spread globally in early 2020, people started to raise questions about the safety and health of their family members in senior living communities, as the senior population were those at a higher risk of contracting the illness.
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.
Family caregivers have a tough job. Caring for another person’s health while caring for your own can be overwhelming as much as it is rewarding. Many times, caregiving for someone living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia is unknown, and while other family members may help, it usually falls to one person in particular. Finding yourself in this uncharted territory may bring on a variety of emotions, including fear, guilt, sadness, and even anger.
Topics: Family & Caregiving
Placing a parent in an assisted living or senior living community is never an easy decision to make. However, there may come a time when the level of care he or she needs is above what you can offer.
Topics: Family & Caregiving
Seniors and older adults are the fastest-growing age demographic on Facebook—with 46% of Americans over 65 on the site. Social media can be a great way to keep in touch with family, reconnect with old friends, and be entertained with videos, recipes, and articles. There are also stimulating games like Words with Friends and chess that enhance cognitive skills.
“The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland,” and its first major, The Open Championship, or British Open, is considered “the world’s oldest tournament in existence (Wikipedia).”
Helping your loved one share their life story is a meaningful task. It is a task that can help bring you and your loved one closer together while allowing him or her to reap the mental benefits that come along with reminiscing and storytelling.
The goal of retirement is to step away from actively working while maintaining your lifestyle. To be able to use your time to enjoy hobbies, visit with friends and family, or simply to relax. However, if you are a homeowner, you may find that you are spending more of your time mowing the lawn, fixing the sink, or trying to uphold the value of your house.
Becoming the primary caregiver for a senior parent or loved one can be overwhelming. Where do you start? There is so much information that you will need to learn regarding safety and health, along with discovering the extent of the tasks your loved one may need assistance in his or her daily life.
Dementia itself is not a disease; it is an overall term that describes significant changes in the brain characterized by cognitive decline and memory loss. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60-80 percent of dementia cases, it is not the only form.