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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: History & Facts

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

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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities, Alzheimer's & Dementia

Exceptional Dining Services Offered at Franklin Park Senior Living

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

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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

Franklin Park: Creating Value in Senior Living

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

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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities, Activities

Downsizing to a One-Bedroom Senior Apartment

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

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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

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

  

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