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.
The holidays are a memorable time to gather with friends and family while celebrating good food, togetherness, and other festive traditions. However, if Mom or Dad just moved into an assisted living community, the holidays might look and feel a little different this year.
Even in the best of times, the holiday season can be stressful and exhausting. There are parties to attend, gifts to buy, trips to plan, and cookies to make. As a result, many people experience at least some level of stress during the holidays. However, if you’re experiencing a recent loss, these feelings of stress […]
It has been said that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. However, for families with a loved one experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, “a memory is a terrible thing to lose.”
Retirement is an exciting time full of new opportunities and relationships. Many adults choose to move to a senior living community during this time to take full advantage of their newfound freedom since they provide services and spaces that make it easy to create these new experiences and connections.
Each year, millions of adults over 65 (about one in four) experience a fall. Falls are the leading cause of injuries for this demographic; according to the CDC, one out of five falls results in broken bones or a serious head injury.
The fight to end Alzheimer’s has been an ongoing process for decades. While new information has come out on certain lifestyle factors that may help reduce the risk—like a brain-healthy diet, a robust social life, and a physically active lifestyle—a medical treatment has not been approved since 2003. That is, until June 2021, when the […]