Throughout our lives, we acquire a lot of stuff. Between buying, receiving, inheriting, and saving, our homes fill up with things that we tell ourselves we need. However, more often than not, many of these items get packed away in a closet and forgotten about, leading to questions like, “When did we get this?”
While the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, we are still learning how to deal with the aftermath of the outbreak. Life may look different, but we are slowly finding our way back and discovering new things along the way.
While providing care for a senior parent or loved one is a meaningful and rewarding experience, it may seem like there are not enough minutes in the day, and it can be challenging to find a balance between all the different hats you wear.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older [were] living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021.” This number is expected to grow to 12.7 million by the year 2050.
Finding the right assisted living community takes time, effort, and research. Like searching for the right university, house, or vacation spot, there are many elements to consider. For example, do you want somewhere where your parent can age in place? Do you want them close to you and your family? Do you want a community […]
There are many misconceptions surrounding senior housing and the senior living industry, and many of these myths focus on the food and dining options. There is still a preconceived notion that senior communities only offer cafeteria-style dining with unappetizing menu options. False!
It’s no secret that family caregivers have a lot on their plate. They’re looking after family, children, and if there’s time, themselves. But, too often, caregivers will focus so much on caring for others that they put their own health and wellness on the back burner.
Whether it’s due to a medical condition, safety concerns, or an inability to care for themselves, there may come a time when families and individuals have to address care needs for themselves or an older loved one.
For Barbara and Phil Jones, residents at Franklin Park® Boerne Assisted Living Community, nothing was more exciting to them than spending time together again at Thanksgiving with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They all came together from across the country for the first time in several years.
In the past, people used to believe that life expectancy was set from the beginning, determined by genetics or simply time. However, as experts learn more about the human mind and body, they’ve realized that we have more control over our lives than was previously thought.