Monday morning and you make the phone call. It might be 7 o’clock in the morning, you’re still getting ready for work, but you have to check in. You call your aging mother or father, but they don’t answer. Most mornings they do, and right now you don’t really have time to deal with this. You’re concerned about their safety and well-being, and having been stopping by to check on them most every day for several months, possibly even years, you are worn out. Assisted living would be a great option to help both the right now.
Hopefully everything is fine and they were just slow to get out of bed, were going to the bathroom, or had some other issue, but the stress and anxiety this constantly places on you, your immediate family, and the rest of your life is going to be intense. It’s going to be even more intense as those months drag on and slowly turn into years.
How could assisted living be a viable option?
Maybe right now this aging parent is not interested in hearing anything about assisted living. Maybe you’ve talked about it or brought the subject up in the past and they shut it down immediately. Do they understand the kind of stress you’re under looking after them?
Oftentimes, when an elderly parent truly understands what their adult child is dealing with just looking after them, the stress they experience worrying about their safety, they may be more open to other ideas.
Find out what assisted living can offer.
Make a call or two to a local assisted living facility and schedule a tour. Go and see what they offer. Are there activities? What kind of entertainment do they provide? Do they look after elderly residents, encourage them to eat and remain healthy? Are the rest of the residents friendly, forthcoming, and encouraging?
When you learn about this and so much more, you may see the incredible benefits this could offer, not just in keeping this elderly parent safer, but also improving their quality of life. If your aging mother or father is living alone, spends almost every day alone, without companionship, this could be the opportunity you both need to feel better, more confident, and less stressed.
Assisted living truly is a wonderful option for those seniors who want to experience the best life has to offer.
For more information about personal care homes in San Antonio, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.