Most of your life you viewed your mother is a strong, independent woman. She raised you, supported you, and even long after high school and college was finished she was still there for you. Despite the mistakes and missteps you took, she never flinched in her support of you. Lately, though, you recognize the struggle she is facing.
Whether she’s in her 70s, 80s, or 90s, she may be having difficulty living independently. You know full well that assisted living would be the best option for her, but how can you convince her of this?
Maybe you aren’t quite certain yourself.
A lot of people simply don’t know very much about assisted living. They base their assumptions on preconceived notions and misconceptions. At the end of the day, though, assisted living is one of the best long-term care options for aging men and women who may either have difficulty with mobility, be dealing with certain health issues, or simply no longer wish to be responsible for general maintenance and upkeep (including cleaning) of their current home.
There are numerous reasons why assisted living is a great decision for aging seniors to make. We highlight two of those key reasons that may help you convince your aging mother to think about this, too.
First, it’s about living.
Far too many people assume assisted living is nothing more than glorified nursing home care. They think of it as meaning the end of life is fast approaching.
Most residents of a quality assisted living facility understand it’s actually the opposite. It’s about living life to its fullest. Quality communities offer activities, entertainment, and even transportation services to many of its residents.
It’s also a way to connect with friends, make new friends, and feel like part of community once again.
Second, it’s about safety.
If your mother is living in an apartment, house, condo, or other living situation by herself, is she really safe? Are you concerned about her safety? Has she asked you, a neighbor, or other family or friends for help around the house lately?
When she is living in an assisted community, she will have staff to help her with certain tasks or situations so she would never need to feel like she is taking a risk getting those things done herself.
Seniors who choose assisted living tend to be safer than those who try to remain home and keep up with the regular maintenance and upkeep of that home far beyond their physical abilities to do so safely.
For more information about senior living in Hollywood Park, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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