Assisted Living in Terrell Hills, TXThere are so many things that people simply don’t know about assisted living that it has allowed a number of myths and false stories to be spread about it. When you don’t have all of the accurate information available, it can cause decision making to be that much tougher.

Three common myths that surround assisted living that should be set aside right now are:

You lose your independence.

Moving into an assisted living facility means you’ll never see your friends again.

You have to give up the things you enjoy to move into assisted living.

Let’s tackle these one at a time.

You lose your independence.

No, you don’t. You will have plenty of privacy and the ability to be as independent as you want to be when you move into an assisted living facility. It will all depend on your personal and physical requirements. If you require a lot of help with basic care, such as bathing or toileting, then you can have it. If you don’t require much help at all, then you will be able to tend to your own needs as much as you want.

Moving into an assisted living facility means you’ll never see your friends again.

Many people think that because they have to move into one of these facilities that they will never get to see their friends again. If you move far away from your friends, that’s one thing (such as moving closer to family), but if you move into a community within your town, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t be able to visit with your friends and do some of the things that you used to before (if not all of them).

You have to give up the things you enjoy to move into assisted living.

If you liked gardening at home, you don’t necessarily have to give that up when you move. Find the right facility that has the space to allow residents to garden and you can continue to do that.

The key is to find an assisted living facility that will offer you the chance to continue pursuing the things that are important to you.

These are just three common myths that surround assisted living and have led many people to avoid even looking into it. However, the more that you research, the more you’ll realize that today’s assisted living can provide everything that you need to be healthy and happy and continue living a full and productive life.

For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.

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