Assisted Living Friendswood TX
You may be struggling trying to figure out how you’re going to convince your aging mother to at least talk about assisted living. So far she’s been resistant to the idea and continues to shut down the conversation entirely. In short, she simply doesn’t want to hear it.
That’s frustrating. It’s especially frustrating when you know she’s having difficulty staying safe at home and enjoying life, and there’s little you can do about it because you have a full schedule already and are not suited to actually help her as often as she requests.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to step back and see what other people have done to help their loved ones in similar situations. Let’s take a moment and look at three different ways other people have successfully convinced an elderly loved one to at least consider the prospect of assisted living.
- Talking about making new friends.
If your mother lives alone, she may have a tendency to feel lonely. This is going to be compounded when she no longer drives, doesn’t have friends in the area, and doesn’t really spend much time with other people, besides you, of course.
When you talk about the prospect of making new friends, meeting new people, and especially with those who share similar interests, it can pique her interest and make her want to learn more.
- Limit the support you offer directly.
You may already be doing that, but not by choice. You probably work, possibly raise your own children, and have so many other responsibilities going on in your life you simply can’t find time to devote to helping your mother.
It’s okay, and it certainly okay to not feel guilty about it.
If you don’t limit the support you offer, your mother is simply going to keep calling you day after day, week after week, until you give up many things that matter in your own life.
- Learning as much as possible about facilities in the area.
You can’t effectively talk to somebody about something as important as assisted living without knowing a great deal about it yourself. Other family members, friends, and loved ones have gone on tours, met with staff members and administrators at assisted living, and essentially learned as much as they could about this type of living situation.
When they did that, they were able to approach their loved one with more confidence, fully armed to answer pessimistic questions their elderly loved one would ask, with the sole intention of ending the conversation as quickly as possible.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living in Friendswood TX, please call and talk to the caring staff at Serenity Gardens at Dickinson: (832) 315-3219 or
Friendswood: (832) 895-3448.
Assisted Living Specializing in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Serving League City, Webster/Clear Lake, Friendswood, Dickinson, Galveston, Kemah, Houston, Texas City, Santa Fe, La Marque.