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Helping Seniors Share Their Life Story

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. At Franklin Park® Senior Living, with retirement communities in San Antonio, Texas, […]

4 Tips New Family Caregivers Need to Know

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. Franklin Park® […]

Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

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. According to WebMD, caregiver burnout  is a “state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion.” […]

5 Skills That Make a Great Caregiver

Family senior caregivers make a tremendous difference in the livelihood of the seniors they care for. Many times, as parents age or develop medical conditions, they require additional care that you may have not anticipated. In this circumstance, it can be hard to adapt to your new role as a caregiver when you have little-to-no […]

6 Ways to Stay Positive in Caregiving

At Franklin Park® Senior Living, we take extra efforts to protect the state of our caregivers to ensure our residents receive the best care and support. In all of our communities, we take measures to avoid caregiver burnout. If you are taking care of an elderly parent by yourself, it can be hard to remember […]

4 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

You’ve probably already checked their blood pressure, ensured they’ve eaten breakfast and lunch, and confirmed their doctor’s appointment for tomorrow. But have you drunk any water today, let alone even eaten lunch yet? Being a caregiver is one of the most rewarding jobs out there, but it can also be considered one of the most […]

6 Benefits of Respite Care for Caregivers

The responsibility of caring for a parent often falls to the person in need’s adult child. While many children are more than willing to help out and step in as caregivers to their parents, they frequently do not realize the gigantic commitment it takes to be someone’s full-time caregiver. Their great intentions can result in […]