Balancing Care: Are You Experiencing Sandwich Generation Stress?

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Raising and caring for children can be hectic. Between helping with homework, transportation to soccer games and dance rehearsals, and meal preparation, it can seem like you hardly have time for yourself. 

Now imagine caring for an aging parent, as well. On top of homework, soccer, and meals, you also have transportation to doctor appointments, help with housework, and your parent’s physical well-being to navigate. Welcome to the sandwich generation.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving, Respite Care

The Comprehensive Guide to Managing Your Aging Parents’ Finances

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 6 minute read

At some point, the time may come when your parents are no longer able to manage their money. Depending on the situation, it may be sudden or gradual, but we know this is a significant transition for a family.

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Topics: Finances & Budgeting, Family & Caregiving

Navigating Family Conflicts While Caring for Aging Parents

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

Providing care for aging parents can be an emotional and challenging experience. When siblings, spouses, or other family members get involved, it can get even more complicated. While having extra support can ease some of your responsibilities, it can also add more stress to the mix as everyone will likely have their own opinions on how to handle the situation.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving

Benefits of Family Caregiver Support Groups

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

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.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving

Transitioning a Parent to Senior Living: Overcoming Feelings of “Guilt”

Posted by Franklin Park on Jun 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving

4 Tips New Family Caregivers Need to Know

Posted by Franklin Park on Mar 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Family & Caregiving

How to Manage Arthritis: 5 Tips to Alleviate Symptoms

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Arthritis is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are over 100 different types of arthritis that can create inflammation in one or more joints causing pain and stiffness. If you or the senior in your life are looking for techniques to manage arthritis, there are various ways to alleviate the symptoms and manage the condition.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving, Health & Wellness

Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Being a caregiver, especially for a parent or loved one, is no easy task and requires a lot of hard work and perseverance. With over 34 million unpaid caregivers caring for aging adults, it is important to remember that you are not alone. 

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Topics: Family & Caregiving, Health & Wellness

5 Skills That Make A Great Caregiver

Posted by Franklin Park on May 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving

Franklin Park Moms Share Their Words of Wisdom

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

When it comes to life advice, mother knows best, right? Throughout our lives, moms are our inspiration, role models, and biggest cheerleaders. From teaching us how to tie our shoes to showing us what it means to be compassionate, moms are the master of it all. Here are 20 pieces of advice from some of our moms in the Franklin Park community. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Family & Caregiving, Franklin Park Communities

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