Most people, especially when they are younger, healthier, stronger adults, will hardly ever think twice about having to leave their home. Whether it’s a house, condo, apartment, or some other living situation, they like the idea of independence, maintaining control of their own life, and not being beholden to someone else.
This is one reason why it’s difficult for seniors to let go.
Some elderly men and women don’t even consider assisted living because they don’t want to lose their independence. They don’t want to give up autonomy. They assume that moving into one of these communities is basically surrendering their life to others, staff members at the assisted living facility, family, or someone else.
In truth, assisted living is just as it sounds: living with assistance.
In other words, elderly residents at one of these communities will maintain their independence and autonomy. If there are activities they wish to pursue that are being presented within the community, they can certainly partake in them. However, if they prefer to remain in the comfort of the room, reading, knitting, or just being alone, they have every right to do that as well.
There is one great reason to consider assisted living, though.
It comes down to companionship.
Human beings are social creatures. We were designed to be connected with others. Being isolated can often lead to feelings of loneliness, frustration, fear, anxiety, and so on. At most assisted living facilities across the country, community is what it’s all about.
There are other seniors all going through similar challenges. Some might be grappling with health issues that limit mobility. Some may not have a lot of family or friends in the area. Some may have grown tired (weary) of trying to take care of a house that got to be too much, too costly, or too frustrating.
They move into one of these communities and suddenly reconnect with friends they haven’t talked to in a long time, make new friends, and begin pursuing hobbies or activities they thought they had to give up in their advanced years. Instead of spending almost every day home alone, watching television, waiting for the phone to ring, hoping that someday soon a family member or friend might stop by for an unannounced visit, they get to maximize quality of life.
There are numerous reasons why assisted living is such a wonderful option for seniors to consider, but this one, above all, is one of the most significant.
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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