Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 15, 2019 8:00:00 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, Caregiving, Family, Social Wellness, Health

Health Benefits for Seniors at Franklin Park

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 1, 2019 8:00:00 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, Activities

Exceptional Dining Services Offered at Franklin Park Senior Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Jul 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

Unfortunately, senior dining services have been an overlooked aspect in some senior communities and have created many negative rumors considering the quality of food served to residents. In spite of this, dining in senior living communities has greatly improved, and some communities even offer a fine dining experience.  At Franklin Park Senior Living, we understand the importance of seniors maintaining a healthy diet as they age. Our team wants to make your loved one’s overall dining experience wonderful.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

4 Anxiety Management Tips for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that weighs on you daily. With the increased stressors in today's society, many Americans live with anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as 40 million adults suffer from anxiety.

For seniors, anxiety can be especially harmful because many of them lack proper treatment for mental health conditions. Seniors also need a secure support network to schedule and travel to appointments to get the professional help they need.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Franklin Park Communities

The Benefits of Therapy Dogs for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 15, 2018 8:00:00 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, Pet Therapy, Activities

Traveling with a Senior in the Family

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 15, 2018 8:00:00 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, Independent Living, Activities

Show Love in Assisted Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

Loving yourself can be a little challenging for most individuals. If you have older loved ones relying on assisted living care, it can be even more of a feat. Grandparents or parents who were raised during the Great Depression era may not have had the luxury of practicing self-love and may still be living in a survival-first mindset. When negative connotations float around your own thoughts, practicing self-love is even more challenging.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Assisted Living

The Beauty of Cosmetic Therapy

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

The Landing at Stone Oaks offers residents a fun, social event, Cosmetic Therapy! This activity includes pampering, relaxation, and socialization with make-up. Cosmetic Therapy is believed to help halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Other benefits include decreasing the risk of depression and assisting seniors to build self-esteem. This event encourages residents feel beautiful on the outside, even though they are also beautiful on the inside.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Franklin Park Communities, Activities

Ways to Stay Positive in Caregiving

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

At Franklin Park, we take extra efforts to protect the state of our caregivers to ensure our residents receive the best treatment. In all of our communities, such as Franklin Park Senior Living Round Rock, we take measures to avoid caregiver burnout. If you are taking care of an elderly parent by yourself, it can be hard to remember to nurture yourself. It is just like that saying, to helps someone, you first must help yourself. Fortunately, we also know 6 ways to stay positive in caregiving actively.

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Topics: Caregiving, Social Wellness, Health

Too Much Alone Time: The Dangers of Social Isolation for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Humans are social creatures. Spending time with friends and family is not only enjoyable, but it is also essential to our health. In fact, this Forbes article cited research showing that low social interaction is as bad (or worse) for your health as being an alcoholic, smoking 15 cigarettes a day, becoming obese, or never exercising. 

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Topics: Social Wellness

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