Choosing assisted living should always come down to the choice of the senior. Sometimes, family or friends may begin talking about this vital elder care option as though the decision has already been made. When the elderly man or woman has the choice, and understands this is their choice, they may become excited.
They could also feel a sense of apprehension, nervousness, or concerns about what to expect. Ultimately, though, the vast majority of aging men and women who choose assisted living are thrilled with that choice.
Below are three things some seniors have said through the years after choosing assisted living.
1. Why didn’t I do this sooner?
There are numerous myths and misconceptions about what assisted living is and offers that seniors (and their families) simply put it off as long as they can. When an elderly person is living at home alone, relying on family to help them whenever they have time, and keep waiting for each day to end because they’re lonely, the moment they are surrounded by peers their own age and who share similar interests, they often wonder why they didn’t do this sooner.
The sooner that an aging senior chooses assisted living (for the right reasons), the sooner they’ll begin connecting with others, being surrounded by responsive and courteous staff, and having the opportunity to participate in various activities, enjoy quality entertainment, and even quality food.
2. I feel life’s worth living again.
Imagine what it would be like to sit at home with no prospect of getting out in public. You can’t visit with friends, can only see family every once in a while (when they have a chance), and can’t enjoy nature. At some point in time you may begin looking at the clock, simply waiting for each day to be over.
That’s not a life truly worth living, at least not living to its fullest extent. When you’re surrounded by people, activities, and other opportunities, quality of life dramatically improves and that’s often what happens at assisted living.
3. I had no idea so-and-so lived here.
The longer people have laid down roots in their own communities, the more friends they make through the years. Some of those friends become part of the tapestry of the past, and even though they may have been forgotten for a while, some seniors reconnect with these men and women at a quality assisted living community.
Being able to reconnect can help recharge the spirit, bring forth wonderful memories, and help inspire those men and women who may have spent far too many months or years wishing for somebody to talk to.
For more information about senior living in Shavano Park, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
- Facing the Truth: What to Do When Your Parent Can No Longer Live at Home - October 7, 2020
- Stay Active This Fall: Memory Care Activities to Help with Mental Sharpness - September 16, 2020
- 5 Ways to Stay Connected During Social Distancing - August 6, 2020