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.
Over the years, myths and misconceptions about senior living have developed. As these begin to accumulate, it can be hard for families to decipher what is a myth and what is fact regarding senior living.
Similar to buying a new car or a new house, senior housing is an investment for you or your loved one. While retirement costs shouldn’t break the bank, it’s essential to understand the value of what you or your loved one are paying for.
Technology is advancing, and that includes the technology used in the realm of senior care. While you may not think of a senior living community as a tech-savvy space, you may be surprised to discover the amount of technology used today in communities, such as Franklin Park Senior Living. Franklin Park operations are evolving and adapting to new technology as it is pushed out and properly tested.
Alzheimer's disease has become recognized as a condition that a growing number of seniors and their caregivers face every day. It can be hard to understand Alzheimer's disease, which is why Franklin Park Senior Living wants to help our readers and share some general information and historical facts that can be helpful to you and your loved one.
Unfortunately, senior dining services have been an overlooked aspect in some senior communities and have created many negative rumors considering the quality of food served to residents. In spite of this, dining in senior living communities has greatly improved, and some communities even offer a fine dining experience. At Franklin Park Senior Living, we understand the importance of seniors maintaining a healthy diet as they age. Our team wants to make your loved one’s overall dining experience wonderful.
When considering a loved one’s living situation, it's essential to analyze the value that living at home provides them against the value that is received in a senior living community such as Franklin Park. Although senior apartments may be viewed as expensive, they can be quite affordable when you factor in the collection of additional benefits they receive in a community.
As loved ones age, it may be common for them to begin to realize that the home they’re living in is becoming a significant burden. A large house can not only create an extensive list of chores, but it can also be costly and lonely. Many seniors living at home can become overwhelmed with the work required to maintain the house, causing them unwanted stress.
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.