Holiday Check-In: Is It Time to Consider Senior Care?

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

The holiday season is something that most of us look forward to—spending time with family and friends, savoring good food, reminiscing on old memories, and creating new ones. For many adult children, going home for the holidays means reconnecting with aging parents or other older family members. 

In some cases, the last time they may have seen their parents was the previous holiday season, so visiting presents an opportunity for a “holiday check-in.” Sometimes these visits can bring about the realization that it may be time to consider senior care options.

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Topics: Senior Living, Holidays

Culture and Community: Discover Senior Living in San Antonio, Texas

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

With its rich history, deep Mexican influence, and family-friendly activities, it’s no surprise that San Antonio, Texas, is the most visited city in Texas, and one of the top-visited cities in America every year.

Among the southwestern charm and deep Hispanic roots, San Antonio offers something for everyone, young and old alike. While family-friendly attractions like SeaWorld and Six Flags draw young visitors, historical and cultural sites like The Alamo and The Riverwalk compel many older adults to call The River City home.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities

Life After COVID-19: What Will Be the New “Normal”?

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of our society. From shaking hands and hugging to economic shifts, our lives have been disrupted like never before. These changes have raised a lot of questions about the future: 

What will things be like moving forward? 

When will life go back to “normal”? 

Are other changes here to stay?

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Topics: Senior Living, Safety

Why Senior Living Could Be the Best Place During a Health Crisis

Posted by Franklin Park on Jul 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities

Helping Seniors Share Their Life Story

Posted by Franklin Park on Apr 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Helping your loved one share their life story is a meaningful task. It is a task that can help bring you and your loved one closer together while allowing him or her to reap the mental benefits that come along with reminiscing and storytelling.

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Topics: Senior Living, Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

The Benefits of Independent Senior Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Apr 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

The goal of retirement is to step away from actively working while maintaining your lifestyle. To be able to use your time to enjoy hobbies, visit with friends and family, or simply to relax. However, if you are a homeowner, you may find that you are spending more of your time mowing the lawn, fixing the sink, or trying to uphold the value of your house.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Health & Wellness, Independent Living

4 Tips New Family Caregivers Need to Know

Posted by Franklin Park on Mar 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Becoming the primary caregiver for a senior parent or loved one can be overwhelming. Where do you start? There is so much information that you will need to learn regarding safety and health, along with discovering the extent of the tasks your loved one may need assistance in his or her daily life.

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Topics: Senior Living, Family & Caregiving

4 Myths About Senior Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities

Diabetes and Seniors: Managing Diabetes as a Caregiver

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

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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Diet & Nutrition, 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

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