Understanding the Differences: Dementia Care vs. Skilled Nursing

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

If you have a loved one who is dealing with a form of dementia, you may be seeking or considering senior care options. Franklin Park Senior Living knows it can be challenging to understand your options and determine which is the best choice for your family.

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Topics: Senior Living, Safety, Alzheimer's & Dementia

Promoting Senior Care and Resident Safety Through Technology

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Safety, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Franklin Park Communities

Importance of Hydration for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 15, 2019 8:00:00 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, Aging, Health, Activities

Franklin Park Offers Seasonal Maintenance

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

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

Internet Safety Tips for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Has your older loved one recently gotten more involved with online social media? As stated in 5 Reasons Your Parents Should Be On Social Media, it can be a great thing that they have been showing more interest in the internet. This helps mom or dad improve their social life and build a universal sense of community. Unfortunately, there is a downside. If your parent is spending more time on the internet, they could be increasing their chances of identity theft or being scammed. That is why we have created the internet safety tips for seniors.

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Topics: Senior Living, Safety

7 Tips for Summer Safety for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Jun 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

While summertime often means fun in the sun, and beautiful warm weather, it is not without its share of dangers for the senior population. Let’s look at some tips on how to beat the Texas heat and make sure you stay safe throughout this summer!

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Topics: Safety, Seasons

15 Signs Your Parents Need Assistance

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 15, 2017 7:30:00 AM | 2 minute read

 

During the holiday season, many families spend extended time together – often gathering at a parents’ home to celebrate. It’s a time of families coming together, experiencing joy and celebration, but it's also during this season that it is common to notice changes taking place with your parents. Maybe the house is not as clean as it used to be, or the refrigerator is full of expired food. These are just a couple of signs that it may be time to explore senior living options with your loved one, such as assisted living.

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Topics: Safety, Family

4 Tips on Helping Seniors Avoid Scams

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

 

We’ve all had a time in our life where we’ve been gullible. Maybe it’s someone you trust telling you something that didn’t end up being true, or maybe you were just in a hurry and didn’t have the time or attention to devote to exploring the matter further. Most situations where this happens are harmless and other times it results in being scammed.

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Topics: Safety

A Guide to Senior Summer Safety

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 2, 2016 12:44:41 PM | 3 minute read

Most people think summertime is filled with warm weather, sunshine and relaxation. It provides most with the opportunity to be outside and enjoy time with loved ones doing a variety of activities. For the elderly, however, those same appealing pastimes can be dangerous when seniors and their caregivers do not take the proper precautions.  

 

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Topics: Senior Living, Safety, Seasons

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