Most of us are well aware of the expression, seeing is believing. When some seniors are refusing to even consider assisted living, they likely have certain preconceived notions or misconceptions about it. They wouldn’t even consider that option, unless they had no other choice.
What could they discover if they actually visit one of these facilities?
Taking advantage of a tour at a local assisted living facility can provide the senior a great deal of insight into what they could expect if they moved in there. A tour will generally include an overview of at least one apartment style room, the kind of amenities that may exist there, possibly looking at the entertainment facility, the dining facility, and the grounds outside.
Why can this change everything?
Perceptions and perspective can change with a visit to a facility like this. For many, assisted living is nothing more than glorified nursing home care and that’s not something they want to consider. Some of these seniors will be adamantly opposed to the idea of even talking about the topic because they assume their loved ones are just trying to push them out of their home or into somebody else’s care. They still want to live. They still want to get around on their own. They still want to visit with friends, go to the mall, visit an art gallery, or even head away on vacation.
When they see what a quality assisted living community is all about, though, firsthand, those preconceived notions begin to slip away. They start wondering why they thought that in the first place.
One of the benefits can be gained by visiting one of these facilities?
One of the most important benefits is the senior begins to realize they could still be living independently, with only minimal assistance whenever it was necessary, and be surrounded by other men and women their age facing some of the same challenges.
There’s a sense of camaraderie among residents at assisted living because they know what it’s like to get older, begin losing strength, have balance related issues, or simply get tired of the general upkeep and maintenance of owning a home and living alone.
By encouraging an elderly family member or other loved one to at least go on a tour, people can take great strides at helping to convince a loved one assisted living is a great option to consider right now.
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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