5 Ways Assisted Living is a Sign of Respect for an Aging Loved One
Assisted Living in Hill Country Village, TX
Convincing an elderly loved one to consider assisted living may be a challenge. Many people actually shy away from this conversation because they don’t think it shows their loved one any respect at all. This is a common misconception that people have who believe that modern assisted living facilities are no different than nursing homes from 40 or 50 years ago.
The difference is tremendous. Not only are modern assisted living communities very similar to upscale apartment communities, they also offer a number of benefits. By suggesting to an elderly loved one that they consider assisted living, you’re actually showing them some respect. September 18th is National Respect Day and here are five ways discussing assisted living is actually showing respect to your senior loved one.
1. There are so many things to do.
There are so many activities that go on every day in assisted living facilities that it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Every community is different, so make sure you speak to an administrator to find out exactly what type of activities they do and how often they are done. You may be incredibly surprised to learn about everything your loved one could be doing right now.
2. It is safe.
Living at home alone may be preferred by some, but safety can be compromised, especially if they don’t have anybody supporting them, such as a professional home care aide. At assisted living, there are many staff members working at any given time, including during the overnight hours, to provide support and assistance to any resident at any time.
3. They can eat healthy again.
The elderly individual may not be skilled in the kitchen or their physical limitations make it so that they can’t prepare a meal like they used to, but at assisted living with some highly skilled restaurants in these communities, your loved one could be eating like a king or queen once again. That could be great for their health and well-being.
4. Regular doctor visits.
Most assisted living facilities have doctors and nurses who stop by on a regular basis to check on any number of residents. This could be incredibly important, depending on the physical health and well-being your loved one faces at the moment.
5. They can be surrounded by their peers.
Being surrounded by other seniors can make your loved one feel much more comfortable and they can also have conversations, meet new people, and make new friends. That is a tremendous way to go about showing respect.
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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