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

Understanding the Differences: Dementia Care vs. Skilled Nursing

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 1, 2019 7:00:00 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

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

Navigating Senior Veteran Benefits

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

First and foremost, Franklin Park Senior Living would like to thank all of the brave men and women who have served, and those continuing to serve our country. If you are a senior veteran, you may not be fully aware of what benefits you are eligible for, or how to properly apply and collect your veteran benefits.

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Topics: Senior Living, Finances & Budgeting, Retirement

Promoting Senior Care and Resident Safety Through Technology

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 15, 2019 7:00:00 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

Alzheimer’s Disease Research: Looking Ahead

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

As Alzheimer’s disease research continues, it is incredible to look back at how far the research and our understanding of the disease have come. While most think Alzheimer’s disease research began somewhat recently, you may be shocked to know it started in the early 1900s! However, due to the technological restraints of the time, the discovery of Alzheimer’s disease and its research were halted.

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Topics: Senior Living, Memory Care, Alzheimer's & Dementia

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