It’s probably not going to be the easiest thing for you to help your mother move into assisted living. Even if you don’t have the time to physically assist her with this move, when you start visiting her in this new living environment, you may have a difficult time adjusting to things. She might, too.
During those initial visits with your mother in assisted living, she might cry, tell you she wants to go home, and even beg you to take her out of there. It’s important to understand a basic homesick feeling and why it is so important to encourage her to remain where she is.
Assisted living is the best option for many seniors.
It might not be perfect for everyone, but for elderly men and women who either no longer can or wish to look after their house, maintain it, do their own cooking and cleaning, and so forth, and especially those who are living alone, wishing there was more to life at this juncture, assisted living is a wonderful choice.
A quality assisted living facility will not only provide a safe and comfortable environment for aging seniors to live, they should also have a quality dining facility, entertainment, and various activities to keep men and women engaged in life.
The transition time varies for each person.
If your mother only recently moved in and is having a difficult time adjusting to this new environment, it might take her several days or even weeks before she grows more accustomed to these circumstances.
During those first visits, she may cling to your every word, beg you to get her out of there, or even remain in her room waiting for your call or visit, especially if you do so multiple times each day.
That’s why it’s best to limit your phone calls and visits initially to just one or two times a day (calls), preferably in the morning or later in the evening. If they are random calls or random visits or they happen a lot, your mother will be more likely to remain in her room as opposed to getting out and exploring everything this new assisted living community has to offer her.
When you want the best for her, you want assisted living. When you want the best for her to remain a great option, be aware of what too many calls and too many visits could do in preventing her from engaging with this new, wonderful life.
For more information about senior housing in San Antonio, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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