Continue to Support Mom at Assisted Living
Assisted Living Facilities in Terrell Hills TX
Before she finally made the decision to move to assisted living, you may have been your mother’s main support system. Whether you live just down the street from her, in a neighboring town, or halfway across the state, you may have felt as though it was your responsibility to look after her and keep her safe.
At the time, maybe you assumed this would be a relatively simple task, stopping by after work, helping her fix up a couple meals, getting the laundry done, and more. Yet, the more you did, the more support she seemed to need. That’s when you brought up the topic of assisted living.
Fortunately for you your mother was already convinced that this was the best option for her at this point in her life. She may have even had a couple of friends in one of the assisted living communities in town.
Now that she has moved in.
Applying for living space at one of these communities could take a matter of days or weeks, depending on the facility, their availability, and other factors. Packing up your mother’s house, helping her whittle down her belongings to the basic necessities that will keep her comfortable, and helping her move in took a great deal of your time and effort.
Now that she has moved in you call her every night to see how things are going. You’re thrilled that she’s happy, getting to meet new people, and starting to get involved in certain activities. There are a number of creative classes, groups, and other activities she can take part in and there seems to be no shortage of excitement for her.
Now you feel you can breathe a sigh of relief. It can certainly feel like a great weight has been lifted off your shoulders, but it’s still important to continue supporting her in the best way you know how.
How to show support.
When somebody moves into an assisted living facility, their family, friends, and other loved ones can still show them a great deal of support by stopping by and visiting, going out to the mall or a restaurant, playing a game, and even calling to check in on them.
Your mother may not be to savvy with the computer, but if she has a laptop, smart phone, or tablet, she can also use Skype, Google Talk, and even Facetime to video call with you and other family members who may be spread across the country. That can make her feel exceptional and lift her spirits, no matter how many exciting activities she does throughout the day.
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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