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

Importance of Hydration for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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! 

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Topics: Senior Living, Safety, Retirement, Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

Health Benefits for Seniors at Franklin Park

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

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!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Wellness

Franklin Park: Creating Value in Senior Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Jun 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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, Health & Wellness, Franklin Park Communities

Making Senior Health Appointments Convenient for Older Adults

Posted by Franklin Park on May 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Managing your loved one’s health can be an overwhelming task, but staying positive and maintaining a positive attitude is essential. Getting involved in your loved one’s health care shows support and can decrease health risks. At Franklin Park, we believe in providing the best health care options for seniors and would like to share some tips on how to make doctor visits more efficient and less stressful for you and the senior in your life.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

Helpful Ways Seniors Can Make Spring Cleaning Easier

Posted by Franklin Park on Apr 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Are you or a loved one looking to make your spring-cleaning routine less stressful this year? Look no further! At Franklin Park, we know that spring cleaning is something that most people don’t look forward to. Here a few tips to help you and your loved one tackle your annual cleaning routine with less frustration:

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Topics: Assisted Living, Health & Wellness

The Benefits of Therapy Dogs for Seniors

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

The senior population is growing to larger numbers more than ever before. According to the United States Census Bureau, by the year 2060, one-fourth of the American population will be seniors. With the senior population drastically growing, the industry is continuously searching for new methods of providing efficient care and ensuring the highest quality of life. One of these growing sectors is therapy dogs and how they positively impact seniors.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Wellness

How to Dine Out as a Senior with Diabetes

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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 & Wellness, Franklin Park Communities

Traveling with a Senior in the Family

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

Exploration is a natural instinct that many adults crave. Just because you have an older loved one residing in independent senior living, it does not mean they have given up their thirst for adventure! In fact, the senior aged population is traveling now more than ever! This means that planning a family trip should include the whole family, not just your children!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Wellness, Independent Living

Natural Sleep Aids by Franklin Park

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

Sleep can be elusive and as we get older, it can become more difficult to follow a regular sleeping schedule. At Franklin Park, we encourage using natural methods to help you fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep longer. You may think you’re getting enough sleep, but did you know, there may be subtle signs that are indicating you’re not getting enough? 

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

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