Assisted Living Facilities in Alamo Heights TX
Far too many people have a tendency to tiptoe around sensitive topics among family members or friends. For example, a person who might be having difficulty taking care of himself or herself in their home environment might have family members and friends helping out. Somebody may be talking about assisted living with other family members or friends, knowing this is a great option to consider, but they never really come out and say it directly to the senior.
How can you avoid tiptoeing around this topic?
1. Learn more about it.
Most people tiptoe around subjects they don’t have a great deal of confidence discussing. If you have never dealt with assisted living in any capacity, either looking into it for yourself for the future, a family member, or friend, you need to learn as much as you can about it.
You might assume the senior’s going to shoot down this idea right away, but if you have some verifiable information about it ready, you could counter certain arguments he or she may have to stop the discussion in its tracks.
2. Talk about it positively.
If you talk about assisted living in a negative manner, such as saying, “It’s not the end of the world, dad,” your father in this particular example is probably going to take that as a negative. You need to talk about it positively.
Be enthusiastic. Talk about the activities that take place. Talk about making new friends and how wonderful the experience could be. Talk about the amenities, the facility itself, and how it truly looks like an upscale living environment.
When you talk positively, it can almost be infectious.
3. Focus on benefits.
What are the benefits of moving into assisted living? Is it companionship? Is it physical support when needed? Is it no longer having to worry about the house, the furnace, lawn care, and all of the other hassles that may be causing trouble for somebody in their 70s, 80s, or 90s?
Focus on these benefits and keep them front and center. When the senior begins sidetracking and finding excuses why they don’t want to talk about it, work back to the benefits.
4. Discuss current challenges.
Some people have a difficult time admitting to the physical or emotional or mental challenges they face at any given time. Let the senior know you’ve noticed these issues.
When you can discuss the challenges he or she might be facing right now and offer a solution that’s extremely beneficial, they will be more likely to listen.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.