Assisted Living in Hollywood Park TX
It took a long time, but your father finally relented and began at least discussing the prospect of moving into an assisted living community nearby. When you first brought up the topic of assisted living, you immediately assumed if he agreed to move into this new situation it would be closer to you, but after a while you realized the benefits for him staying closer to his friends and where he is most comfortable.
Now that your father has moved in, after many months of discussion, looking at various facilities, sitting down and speaking with administrators, getting tours, and doing so much more, you know he’s better off, safer, and happier than he was living in that large house all by himself.
For you, though, life can be a bit different during these first weeks and even months after he has moved into his new home. You may have devoted a lot of time to helping him at home. You may have left for work early so you could stop by his house, check on him, and even help him get ready for the day. You might have stopped by after work every day to help prepare meals, get him ready for bed, and do certain things he couldn’t do for himself, such as changing light bulbs, do the laundry, and even go shopping.
After a while, it can take a toll on your time and your life. It can actually be a relief when an elderly loved one chooses assisted living over relying on you or another family member. Now that it’s happened, there are three things you might consider doing for yourself.
1. Get back into your own life.
Make some calls, spend time with friends, make a special date night with your spouse or significant other, and simply ease back into your old life. You’ll likely discover that there are plenty of things you used to enjoy doing before you began work as a family caregiver.
2. Visit him.
Of course you’ve probably visited him plenty during those first few days and weeks, but as time marches on, especially as summer arrives, it can be easy to overlook those simple visits.
If you visit him once a week or every couple of weeks, it’s going to be great for your and his emotional health.
3. Relax, and realize he’s in good hands.
It can be easy to fall into the temptation of stressing about a loved one in a new situation. At this assisted living facility, he is safe, well cared for, and there are plenty of highly experienced and compassionate staff members on hand to assist him with whatever he needs. So relax, enjoy life, and be happy knowing he’s in the right place.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.