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: Senior Living, Family & Caregiving, Social Wellness, 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.

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: Family & Caregiving, Healthy Aging, Franklin Park Communities

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

Ways to Stay Positive in Caregiving

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

At Franklin Park, we take extra efforts to protect the state of our caregivers to ensure our residents receive the best treatment. In all of our communities, such as Franklin Park Senior Living Round Rock, we take measures to avoid caregiver burnout. If you are taking care of an elderly parent by yourself, it can be hard to remember to nurture yourself. It is just like that saying, to helps someone, you first must help yourself. Fortunately, we also know 6 ways to stay positive in caregiving actively.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving, Social Wellness, Health & Wellness

How the Greatest Generation is Great at Saving Money

Posted by Franklin Park on Jul 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

The Greatest Generation is great at saving money because they had to be. They grew up in a time of economic turmoil in America. They were raised in the Great Depression, where every penny counted and you had to carefully budget for your family’s well-being. Then they had to deal with World War II where most funds were shoveled towards the war. The Greatest Generation dealt with all this and were still able to survive becoming amazing senior citizens. If your older loved ones were able to save and have made it to this same point, it could be time where you may have to manage or assist them with their finances. Once you know the various factors that go into it, you need to budget their finances like they did. So, how did they end up saving money?

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Topics: Finances & Budgeting, Family & Caregiving

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