Care Homes in Hill Country Village TX
After Mary’s husband passed away, she didn’t think she would ever get to enjoy anything again. They had been together for more than 60 years and the first weeks and months were a difficult adjustment. It didn’t matter that he had been sick for a long time and it was expected, during those first weeks she wasn’t even considering any other living arrangement, especially assisted living.
It was during those first weeks after his passing that her adult daughter kept talking about assisted living. “It would be really good for you, mom,” her daughter would say. “There are so many activities to enjoy, people to meet, and you wouldn’t be alone.”
Mary didn’t consider herself to be completely alone. She was surrounded by memories of her husband, her children, and a life that she had enjoyed thoroughly. Every piece of furniture, every memento, every book had its place in her heart. She couldn’t imagine packing it all away in boxes and moving to a small room where she would constantly have to deal with people poking they’re head in, saying hi, and trying to drag her to some activity she didn’t really want to enjoy or do.
What she wanted to do was miss her husband. She felt that the moment he had passed her life had ended as well, but her body and mind would take some time to catch up.
After several months, she began to consider the prospect of assisted-living. She felt like she was stuck in a pattern and she needed to get out of it. She didn’t want to be living alone for however many years she still had left. It could be a matter of months, a year, many years, or even a decade or more. She knew her own mother and grandmother had lived well into their 90s and she was only 82.
So she agreed to look into assisted living as an option. Her and her daughter visited a couple and she chose one that was relatively close to her home. This meant she was close to friends she still had who weren’t in this particular facility.
After a few weeks, she had started to come out of her shell, explore different activities, meet new people, and a felt like she was rebuilding her life. She realized she still had a lot to offer others and there were plenty of things she could experience.
June is Rebuild Your Life Month and for any senior who is living alone, assisted living can be a great way to do just that.
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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