Assisted Living in Hill Country Village TX
Perhaps when your mother was living at home she didn’t have a lot to do, especially as she got older. You noticed the change in her physical capabilities as the years marched on. At first, she wouldn’t even consider assisted living as a viable option, but after several months and increasing difficulty doing certain things for herself, calling on you more and more frequently, she began to consider the prospect.
At the time when she was living at home, you weren’t able to visit with her all that often because of the distance between you. A several hour drive was taking a toll on you, but you also understood she was most likely just sitting around waiting for you to show up in order to go out to the store or do other things.
That made it easy for you to keep track of her, but now that she’s in a quality assisted living facility, things are much different. You want to visit with her and stay in touch, but the reality is that when you do call her or try to stop by unannounced, you never seem to find her in her room. She is out taking part in certain activities, working on art, and maybe even out at the mall or visiting with friends.
April is National Card and Letter Writing Month, and while you certainly find writing her a letter or send a card to be a great way to keep in touch, you also realize she’s no longer just waiting around for another letter, call, or visit from you to arrive.
That’s a good thing.
It’s easy to see some type of loss like this as being a problem, but for seniors, that can actually be a great thing. The more active your mother is, the higher her quality of life will likely be. She may have made numerous new friends and simply has a complete and full schedule every day. If she’s no longer sitting around by the phone waiting for your call or responding to cards or letters you send in a timely manner, it’s not that she doesn’t want to hear from you; it’s that she has become busier than she has been in a long time.
It’s still a great activity to sit down and write letters back and forth, but the frequency by which you receive a response will likely continue to remain slower than what you were used to.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.