There can be a significant amount of emphasis placed on certain things, especially when trying to convince another person about the benefits of those things. Assisted living is one of these topics and it can be difficult to convince an aging senior to at least consider moving into one of these facilities.
One aspect of the discussion may turn to tours.
Taking a tour of an assisted living community is a great idea for many reasons, but is that enough? Is that really going to convince an aging parent who is reluctant to consider the benefits or willing to make such a big transition in their lives?
That all depends on the individual.
There are many things people learn when going on a tour of a quality assisted living facility. Keep in mind the keyword to focus on here is ‘quality.’ There are many assisted living facilities throughout most regions across the country, but not all of them can be considered quality.
When a person has the opportunity to visit a quality assisted living facility, get a tour from an experienced administrator, get to see some of the staff on hand, doing the work they do every day, seeing the various rooms, possibly the activities, the grounds outside, and so on, they can see it is nothing like nursing homes and other types of facilities.
An elderly person has the right to decide where he or she lives in the future. They may not want to move from their house, but if they are lonely, if they don’t visit with friends too often, if they have extreme difficulty getting around and have a tendency to call on family and friends for help with various tasks throughout the day, then they should be encouraged to at least consider this option.
It’s essential to realize since this is his or her decision, they can’t be forced to make a move. However, when people go on a tour of a quality assisted living facility, they start to see what they’re missing out on. They see other seniors who are sharing time with peers, reconnecting with old friends, and making new ones. They see elderly men and women taking part in various activities, enjoying fitness, entertainment, and other potential components that make up this particular community.
Going on a tour is a great idea, not just for the senior but his or her immediate family who may be trying to help them decide what to do moving forward.
For more information about senior housing in Terrell Hills, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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