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.
Dementia itself is not a disease; it is an overall term that describes significant changes in the brain characterized by cognitive decline and memory loss. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60-80 percent of dementia cases, it is not the only form.
When you walk through the doors of even the cleanest and best-maintained senior living community or nursing home, you may detect a slightly musty or grassy odor. Depending on whom you're talking to, this might be deemed "old people smell” and associated with uncleanliness. But, is there really a common odor to senior living communities, and if so, what causes it?
Mental wellness is a staple of our health, and the older we get, the more important it becomes. Of course, evaluating your mental health isn’t necessarily easy to do as it doesn’t have as many noticeable signs as your physical wellbeing.
Despite what some may think, depression is not a normal part of aging. However, it is estimated that 6 million older adults have late-life depression. Of these 6 million, less than 10% are receiving treatment as the symptoms of depression can often be overlooked or confused with the side effects of certain medications.
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.
Diabetes is one of the most pressing health concerns in the United States, currently affecting over 30 million people, and 25% of those diagnosed are 65 years old or older. At Franklin Park Senior Living, we understand that managing diabetes is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if you are the caregiver of a senior with diabetes.
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.
With the summer season comes a list of outdoor activities for those of all ages to enjoy! While exploring the great outdoors, for the most part, can be fantastic, it can also be dangerous when it comes to your body’s needs. Exploring outside and participating in activities is key to a healthy and happy lifestyle, so it’s important to find ways to best prepare your body for an outdoor adventure. Did you know, as you age, your sense of thirst will decrease? That does not mean you need less water!
Health benefits for seniors is a widely talked about subject with a lot to discuss. Senior living communities are growing and including physical and mental activities that provide many health benefits for seniors. With communities like Franklin Park expanding and evolving to better their community members. There are many activities that provide health benefits for seniors, mental and physical. Franklin Park would like to provide a few tips to improve your health and quality of life!