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

Show Love in Assisted Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

Loving yourself can be a little challenging for most individuals. If you have older loved ones relying on assisted living care, it can be even more of a feat. Grandparents or parents who were raised during the Great Depression era may not have had the luxury of practicing self-love and may still be living in a survival-first mindset. When negative connotations float around your own thoughts, practicing self-love is even more challenging.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Assisted Living

5 Steps to Help Your Parent Transition to Assisted Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Jun 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Every adult son wants a stress-free life transition for his elderly parent, whether it is into assisted living in San Antonio or memory care in Austin. At Franklin Park, we encourage all adult children to help ease their parents into this transition, address all their concerns, and be sure to make them as comfortable as possible. We have staff that is highly trained for senior transitioning, but there are also steps that you can do for your loved one as well. The following are the five steps to guide you and your parent into a smooth and stress-free transition.

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Topics: Senior Living, Assisted Living, Franklin Park Communities

Is Assisted Living the Right Choice for Your Loved One?

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 22, 2018 10:31:04 AM | 8 minute read

How do you know if it is time for your loved one to consider relocating to an assisted living facility? It is not always easy to understand how. At Franklin Park, we have created this guide to help you with that decision. Based on our years of experience in the industry, we have developed this resource to walk you through five general concern categories: Aging, Social, Financial, Transportation, and Home. In addition to questions for you to consider as well as signs that your loved one may need more support, we also review how you can incorporate the observations of other caregivers into your family's discernment process. At Franklin Park, we are dedicated to caring for all of our residents and their family members. That care starts now, at the beginning of your journey.     

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Topics: Family & Caregiving, Assisted Living

4 Things To Know About Assisted Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Jul 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

The idea of leaving your home is emotional – especially if you feel lost about what options you have. If you feel insecure about continuing to live independently or are tired of the upkeep that comes with owning a home – you may want to consider assisted living. Assisted living communities offer options for adults who do not need 24-hr medical care, but need help on a daily basis.

To help you understand assisted living, we’ve compiled some things you may not know about assisted living communities. 

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Topics: Assisted Living

6 Tips for Moving Your Parent Into Assisted Living

Posted by Franklin Park on May 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

Moving can be an intimidating process, and one of the things we hear from regularly from our potential residents’ family members is ‘How do I move my parents into assisted living?’ It’s a complicated question with many different ways to look at it. We understand that it is an emotional time for both parent and child as they work together to start a new life chapter.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Moving

Franklin Park TPC Parkway Awarded Caring.com's 'Best Assisted Living' Honor

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 5, 2017 9:52:15 AM | 1 minute read
Franklin Park TPC Parkway received one of Caring.com’s top honors of ‘Best Assisted Living’ award for 2016. TPC Parkway previously received this honor in 2015 recognizing their commitment to their residents and giving them the rank of ‘Super Star’ amongst other senior living communities in the San Antonio area.
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Topics: Assisted Living, Franklin Park Communities

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