Dad Doesn’t Want to Do ‘Crafts’ at Assisted Living: What Else Is There?
Assisted Living Facilities in Hill Country Village TX
You’ve been trying to convince your elderly father to consider a move to assisted living. Perhaps he’s been living alone for many years and has grown accustomed to it. Or perhaps he’s recently widowed and is still trying to get his bearings.
Moving into assisted living can be a wonderful option for most seniors, but the thought of it can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. If your father is arguing against the notion of assisted living, find out why.
He may have various misconceptions about it.
Many people have certain misconceptions or preconceived notions about many different types of senior care. For example, your father may view assisted living as nothing but elderly men and women facing the end of their life just sitting around watching TV or doing arts and crafts. He may have no interest whatsoever in taking up an art, craft, or other similar activity.
Invite him on a tour.
The best way to show your father exactly what goes on at an assisted living facility is to go on a tour. You may have to make an appointment to take this tour, but it will provide him an opportunity to see exactly what happens, what activities take place, and what men just like him tend to do during the week.
Discuss the benefits of support.
If you’re the one stopping by your father’s house to help him get around, get up out of bed, or even go to the store, talk about how he can get this help any time he needs it from the experienced and responsive staff members at this particular assisted living community.
Learn about ‘manly’ activities.
What does he define as ‘manly’ activities? Everyone defines these type of activities differently, so get a good idea of what he’d like to do, if he had a little bit of physical support, other senior men with whom to do them, or anything else that can give you better insight into his thought process.
Try to meet with other elderly male residents.
When you go on a tour of the assisted living facility, see if there’s a chance to sit down and meet with some of the elderly male residents who happen to call that community home. Your father will be able to ask questions, get direct information, and see that there are so many benefits for somebody like him beyond just arts and crafts.
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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