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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

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

4 Anxiety Management Tips for Seniors

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

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that weighs on you daily. With the increased stressors in today's society, many Americans live with anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as 40 million adults suffer from anxiety.

For seniors, anxiety can be especially harmful because many of them lack proper treatment for mental health conditions. Seniors also need a secure support network to schedule and travel to appointments to get the professional help they need.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Franklin Park Communities

Understanding Memory Impairment in Seniors

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

Memory impairment conditions are becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “About 40% of people aged 65 or older have age-associated memory impairment—in the United States, about 16 million people.”

With the growing number of older adults experiencing memory impairment, there is an increased need for recognition and treatment of the condition. Whether your loved one already has a diagnosis, or they are starting to exhibit the symptoms of memory impairment, it is essential to closely monitor them to ensure they are receiving the care they need.

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Topics: Memory Care, Franklin Park Communities, Alzheimer's & Dementia

What is Independent Living?

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

When older adults start to consider their senior living options, they tend to focus on assisted living communities or retirement homes. However, there is another option – independent living communities. Independent living is ideal for seniors who can still live independently but enjoy having access to assistance when needed. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities

How to Downsize the Right Way

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

At Franklin Park, we know that downsizing is not something many people look forward to doing. It can be complicated, emotional and time-consuming. The home that you’ve lived in for years, maybe even decades, is now becoming too big for you to manage. Once the kids have moved out, the house seems to grow very quiet, and it may be time to consider transitioning to an independent living community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

How to Dine Out as a Senior with Diabetes

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

One of the most crucial factors in managing diabetes is sticking to an adequate meal plan. A strict diet can be tricky enough, but it can become even more challenging when dining out at a restaurant. If you reside in an independent senior living community and are living with diabetes, you can generally trust the dining menu to be diabetic-friendly. However, if you do want to go out, then follow this how-to guide for your next dinner date!

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Topics: Senior Living, Health, Franklin Park Communities

Franklin Park Offers Seasonal Maintenance

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Having aging parents who still live at home can pose certain risks. You may start worrying that housework and landscaping are becoming too much for your older loved one(s), and seasonal home maintenance can be dangerous for those without secure balance and strength. Fortunately, senior services are available if these concerns begin bubbling up.

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Topics: Safety, Aging, Franklin Park Communities

Franklin Park Moms Share Their Words of Wisdom

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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, Franklin Park Communities

The Beauty of Cosmetic Therapy

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The Landing at Stone Oaks offers residents a fun, social event, Cosmetic Therapy! This activity includes pampering, relaxation, and socialization with make-up. Cosmetic Therapy is believed to help halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Other benefits include decreasing the risk of depression and assisting seniors to build self-esteem. This event encourages residents feel beautiful on the outside, even though they are also beautiful on the inside.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Franklin Park Communities, Activities

  

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