2020 is just around the corner or, by the time you read this blog, it may already be here. With every new year comes dreams, aspirations, and resolutions. People view the end of the year holidays as an opportunity to spend more time with family and look to the next year as though it’s a clean slate. For a senior who may be struggling with mobility, health issues, dementia, or other factors, they might not have thought much about assisted living before.
Now is the time to consider assisted living.
This new year offers every person — senior or otherwise — an opportunity for ‘new beginnings,’ new hope, and a new living environment. Yes, moving is considered one of the top stressors in life, but for people as they get older and begin struggling with general home maintenance and upkeep, staying put can be even more stressful.
What does assisted living offer an aging senior?
One of the primary reasons moving to an assisted living facility could be a great asset for an elderly man or woman, possibly even a couple, is found right there in the keywords: assisted living.
Some people incorrectly assume that moving into assisted living means the end of their life is fast approaching, that they basically have to give up their independence and autonomy. At a quality facility, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
In fact, many seniors discover wonderful opportunities, activities, and enjoy life more after they make a move like this than when they were staying in their own home, alone, unable to get out and visit with friends, do various activities, and so forth.
Why the New Year is a great opportunity for this.
As mentioned, millions of Americans and people around the world look to the New Year’s holiday with excitement. They make resolutions, consider things they want to change, and look to the future new year with hope.
It’s a time of refreshment, recharge, and starting over. If an aging senior in your life — whether it’s a parent, grandparent, friend, or someone else — has been struggling with basic tasks of everyday life for some time, if their health is in decline, they might not have thought about assisted living.
This is a perfect time to bring up the topic, to broach the subject and get them thinking about new beginnings. When they choose a quality facility, these aging seniors have the chance to start over and that can be a refreshing and welcome change compared to the past few years.
For more information about assisted living in Alamo Heights, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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