Whether you’re looking for assisted living for your mother or father, being that they may be in their late 70s, 80s, or 90s, you understand this is one of the best options, but you want them to be comfortable. Every person has a different expectation. Some are more comfortable being surrounded by people, even strangers, while others are shyer, more withdrawn, or get social anxiety when surrounded by too many people.
What makes an assisted living facility comfortable?
It’s important for seniors to feel comfortable and confident in whatever living situation they find themselves. That would be defined differently for every senior. That’s why it’s so important to sit down with that elderly parent when first discussing assisted living and find out directly from them what their ideal community would look like.
Some are more focused on activities.
A quality assisted living community is going to provide numerous activities for their residents. These might involve arts and crafts, music, games, and entertainment, but they could also include getting out to various art galleries, museums, shopping malls, parks, and so on.
By staying active throughout the day and all week, seniors often feel a greater sense of accomplishment and purpose. This could provide comfort for some while others may have a preference to remain at home, in their apartment with or without the door open.
Some are more focused on dining options.
Food is incredibly important in our lives, and while more and more people have become so busy they simply grab fast food or processed meals from the supermarket, aging men and women are particular about their diet, the types of foods they need to avoid, and what they might be able to look forward to the next day.
A quality assisted living facility is going to provide at least a decent range of healthy meal options for their residents. Some rooms will even have a small dinette or kitchen area where residents can still prepare their own meals. This might be what is most comfortable to certain seniors.
Ultimately, the best way to determine what type of facility is going to be most comfortable for an aging senior is to sit down and ask him or her. You may be nervous about bringing this topic up to your aging father or mother, but if they are no longer safe at home, spend an inordinate amount of time alone, assisted living could give them a sense of purpose, dignity, and autonomy they wish to regain each day.
For more information about senior living in San Antonio, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.