Senior Housing in Hollywood Park TX
You have a tall order in front of you. It seems like an almost impossible task. You have to try and get your brothers, sisters, or other family members on the same page as you with regard to assisted living for your mother.
You’ve seen her challenges.
You’ve been there to help her for the last couple of months, maybe even years. You’ve been assisting her with a lot of things around the house. Maybe you help to do laundry, go shopping, and take care of other important tasks.
Maybe some of your other family members have offered to help out, but they live too far away; it doesn’t make sense for them to make these offers.
You know she would do well in assisted living.
You’ve looked at it. You’ve contemplated it in your mind for weeks and weeks already. Maybe you’ve even visited an assisted living facility and found it to be upscale, luxurious even, and plenty of the staff and residents were friendly.
Unfortunately, you know your mother well.
She isn’t going to go for this just on your advice. You may recommend assisted living, and she may very well turn to the rest of your family to try and get them on her side to tell you to let go of this idea.
That’s why you have begun to think about getting everyone else ‘on board’ about this idea. You figure if you can talk to them, over the holidays, just after New Year’s, or sometime during the new year, you can get them to see things from your point of view, your perspective.
That way, when you begin discussing this with your mother, and when she inevitably turns to your brothers or sisters, father, or some other family members, they will already be prepared for her arguments against this.
There may be some aspect of your family dynamic that requires you to think in these terms. Ultimately, though, it’s not up to the rest of your family; it’s up to your mother.
You need to be able to convince your mother that assisted living is the right idea for her at this point in her life. She may be reluctant to even consider moving. She may have been living in the same house that she shared with your father for decades. Moving is one of the top stress creators in life. It’s not to be taken lightly.
The best thing you can do is learn as much as possible about assisted living and then determine the best arguments you can make that will convince your mother why this is the best decision for her future. When you do that, you’ll probably realize you don’t need support from anyone else.
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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