Your mother is ‘getting up there’ in age. You know assisted living could be a very good option for her, but she has a tendency to get unsettled, possibly even downright scared, in different environments.
Is she dealing with any form of dementia?
If your mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, this may explain her trepidation or even anxiety and fear when being surrounded by an environment that is not familiar to her. Memory care assisted living could be a great option she might want to consider moving forward.
Moving is incredibly stressful.
When taken as a whole, moving is one of the top three stressors in life. It’s just behind losing a close family member or friend, dealing with financial ruin, and can cause a tremendous amount of emotional and even mental anxiety that’s difficult to overcome with simple platitudes.
If your mother is stressed out in different environments, would it be better to keep her home?
A lot of families across the country have this idea that if they invite their aging mother or father to live with them and their family, that everything is going to be fine. This family will be able to look after this elderly individual, and since they have a close personal relationship, all things should work out just fine, right?
That rarely actually happens. What often happens is the family becomes overwhelmed with stress and anxiety because of the intense need of that aging senior.
Memory care assisted living is going to be staffed with highly responsive and experienced individuals, at least if this particular facility is of high quality. The staff members will understand dementia, including Alzheimer’s, the various signs and symptoms it can pose, and how best to provide comfort to their elderly residents when they feel anxious, scared, or feel confused because they don’t recognize their surroundings.
There could be numerous legitimate reasons why a person of advancing years has a difficult time adjusting to various environments. It could have something to do with dementia, a bad experience, or their basic personality.
A quality assisted living community is going to not only have programs that can help, but also friendly, supportive staff and most likely other residents who understand the challenges these new living situations can pose, especially for those men and women who lack confidence when making a major life change like this.
For more information about assisted living facilities in Terrell Hills, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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