Assisted Living Gives Seniors Independence and Support
Senior Housing in Hill Country Village TX
Doing a simple search online about assisted living can provide someone with an incredible amount of information. In fact, there’s an abundance of information, websites, comments, reviews, and much more about assisted living and various facilities all across the country.
For those who have no prior experience looking into this living situation, either for themselves or an aging family member, sifting through the clutter can be difficult. So let’s talk about two basic aspects of assisted living and why they could be beneficial to an elderly loved one right now.
It may seem reasonable to assume an elderly person living alone, either in an apartment, condo, townhouse, or home is considered independent. They are, but what does that really mean?
If they have difficulty taking out the garbage, keeping the house clean, doing the laundry because washer and dryer is in the basement, and basically taking care of themselves daily, how much independence do they really have?
At assisted living, most seniors can live as independently as they wish. They can enjoy meals that are prepared for them, activities whenever they want, quiet time in their own rooms, and they won’t have to worry about the regular routine of taking care of a house.
Many seniors often assume that moving into an assisted living facility means they have to give up a significant part of their independence, but quickly realize it’s actually quite the opposite.
Thanks to the incredible support system of quality assisted living facilities, seniors don’t have to worry when they need help, reminders, or guidance. For example, if an elderly person has lost so much strength in their legs that they are uncomfortable getting into and out of the shower on their own, they can call a staff member at the facility to provide them the physical support they need.
Some seniors may have difficulty keeping track of doctor appointments, medications, visitations, or other things they need to get done daily, weekly, or monthly. The support system at these facilities can provide them the reminders they need to be comfortable and confident in their new living environment.
It’s far too easy for some people to confuse assisted living with nursing home care, but the two are completely different. A nursing home is designed more for those seniors who require a significant level of medical care around-the-clock. Assisted living provides seniors the opportunity to live full and abundant lives without the hassles of taking care of a home or living alone.
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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