Assisted Living Facilities Pearland TX
There are plenty of misconceptions about assisted living facilities in the United States right now. Many people immediately assume it’s no different than nursing home care. The two are completely different, and there is also another term many people commonly refer to assisted living as, which is a ‘rest home.’
A ‘rest home’ is a nice way of saying a place where elderly individuals go to wait out the rest of their days. They don’t have to take care of their property, home, worry about lawn care, snow removal in the winter, the furnace breaking down, the hot water heater springing a leak in the basement, or any of those other common issues homeowners have to face.
Some seniors have a tendency to avoid even talking about the prospect of moving into an assisted living facility because they know so little about it. They assume it’s just for old people to wait around to die.
That’s not meant to be blunt, but rather highlight the initial reaction some people have when a family member or friend mentions assisted living as a viable option for them in the future.
Can seniors rest at assisted living?
The simple answer is yes, of course, elderly residents can certainly rest and take it easy if they choose to move into an assisted living facility. They can spend most of their time alone in the room, if they choose, or they can meet other seniors, become friends, and play games, take part in activities, and do whatever they enjoy.
A higher quality of life.
The main focus at assisted living is to help seniors maintain a higher quality of life. Since they don’t have to worry about all of those other stressors that come with being a homeowner or living alone, they can focus their time and energy on what matters most to them.
For some seniors, they enjoy reading, going for a walk around safe grounds, watching movies with friends, getting some exercise, doing arts and crafts, or just going to the mall to walk around with some new friends.
If you were to visit a quality assisted living facility today on a tour, what you would likely discover is many residents, of all different ages and physical capabilities, enjoying life and seeming to live it to the fullest.
In fact, many family members often comment about how their aging parents, grandparents, or other loved one is suddenly busier than they are. With comments like that, there’s no way assisted living could be anything resembling a ‘rest home.’
If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living Facilities in Pearland 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.