Don’t be Surprised if Mom’s Busier Than ever after Moving to Assisted Living!
Assisted Living in San Antonio TX
When you first started talking to your mother about assisted living, maybe you didn’t know what to expect. You knew she was going to be able to get to more things than ever before, and you also figured you’d be able to stop by and visit with her a bit more frequently.
Lately, though, you’ve been trying to reach her by phone, and even stopped by a couple of times, but to no avail. You’ve left messages, told the administrators at the facility you stopped by and to let her know, but it was more than a couple of weeks before you heard back from her. You started getting worried.
When you finally managed to sit down and speak to her, you wanted to know what was going on. With a smile, she said everything was great. She was just so busy she never had time to call you back.
It can be a difficult adjustment, even for family members.
Perhaps when you first started talking about assisted living with your mother, you had a different idea about how things would be. You were worried about her safety, well-being, comfort, and ability to make friends and reconnect with old friends when she was living in her house.
She wasn’t too keen on the idea of assisted living initially, but eventually she came around to seeing it from a positive perspective. When she finally decided to make this commitment and move, you felt relief. You knew she would be surrounded by experienced staff members who could assist her if she needed help getting out of bed, getting around the facility, or even getting to the dining facility.
What you didn’t expect was how busy she would become.
It seems as though she’s busier than you are, and you work a full-time job, have children to raise, and have so many other things going on you barely have time to think, let alone sit down and relax for a few minutes at the end of each day. You wonder if this is healthy for her.
Straight up, yes, it is. As long as she is not wearing herself out, running herself ragged, then this is certainly a good thing for her. Human beings are social creatures and when we get an opportunity to spend time with others, especially people who have the same experiences and interests, it can make all the difference in our lives. For those seniors who choose assisted living, they may very well become busier than they have in a long, long time.
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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