Assisted Living Friendswood TX
You know your father is having trouble at home. Ever since his wife passed away, you’ve been worried about him. You don’t live close enough to make it practical for you to stop by on a regular basis, but you do what you can, when you can.
Lately, you’ve been thinking about talking to him regarding his living situation. You’ve heard coworkers and friends mention assisted living and when you began looking into it, you realized this could very well be a great option for him to consider.
However, in real life your father is a stubborn individual who is most likely not going to even want to hear about moving into one of these types of communities. He probably has certain misconceptions about it, so where do you begin?
Let’s talk about three potential ideas that may just help you broach the topic of assisted living with your aging father.
Potential Idea #1: Be upfront and honest.
If you noticed your father having difficulty with certain things around the house, be honest about it. Don’t try and hem and haw or sugarcoat the situation. “Dad,” you might consider saying, “I notice you haven’t done any laundry in the past several weeks. What’s going on?”
He might have difficulty carrying laundry down into the basement or getting it out of the washing machine into the dryer. This could be a good starting point to talk about other scenarios.
Potential Idea #2: Talk about activities he no longer enjoys.
Your father might very well have given up some things used to enjoy a lot. It could be difficult for him to accept this new reality. Spending time with friends might be a thing of the past, but it could open up an avenue to begin talking about the possibility of reuniting with some friends and making new ones, if he only considers assisted living.
Potential Idea #3: Discuss his living alone.
Your father or other elderly loved one is living alone. That may seem okay at first, but over time, especially if he’s not spending any time with friends or other family members, it can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
When you talk about this, it could cause your father to admit that he feels lonely and wishes he had other people around him. That’s a great launching pad to discuss assisted living with him.
If you have ideas that could help others begin discussing this important topic, don’t hesitate to share them. It could be a coworker, a close friend, or somebody you hear discussing these various situations in public. The more people discuss assisted living, the more they can help elderly loved ones make the choice of their lives.
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.