Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX
There are going to be times when your elderly mother has difficulty getting certain things done, including getting up to use to bathroom at night. That doesn’t mean she has to continue struggling without any recourse or other options. January is Bath Safety Month and for any senior, whether it’s your mother, father, or another loved one, who may be having difficulty getting around, getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom can be a common safety issue.
Assisted living is a great option to consider for many different reasons. First and foremost, these facilities have staff members on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any resident who may be having difficulty getting up, out of bed, going to the bathroom, getting downstairs, or anything else will be able to receive assistance in a prompt and timely manner.
Common concerns seniors have about assisted living.
One of the most significant and common things seniors think about when they hear the term ‘assisted living’ is a loss of independence. The prospect of losing any level of independence or independent living certainly be an important thing to discuss, but assisted living provides the opportunity for seniors to live as independently as they want while also providing the support and assistance they may need, even though they might not require that every hour of every day.
In fact, most seniors who move into an assisted living facility don’t require much support or physical help at all. They have merely recognized the difficulty that exists in maintaining their own home and staying safe throughout the day and especially at night.
The common risk factors at night.
Getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom is quite common for people as they age. It’s also a potentially dangerous situation. When lighting is poor, it can make it difficult to see any objects in the way. Most people don’t have a light switch close to their bed, which means you have to slide out of bed to turn on a lamp or flick on the switch before proceeding to the bathroom.
Another issue with regard to bathroom safety at night is that muscles and joints don’t seem to function as well as they do during the day, once the individual has partaken in certain activities and loosened up. A senior in assisted living would be able to call for help if they didn’t feel comfortable or confident getting to the bathroom. Your mother could certainly benefit from this senior living option.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.