Assisted Living League City TX
There are certain conversations families need to have at some point in time. Some of those conversations can be a bit awkward. Take, for example, talking to a teenage son or daughter about the ‘facts of life.’ This can cause many parents to blush and have a difficult time trying to figure out what to say and how to present the information their children are going to need to know very soon.
Approaching an elderly family member, especially a parent, about the prospect of assisted living can also be difficult. In fact, for some it can be even more challenging because they have certain preconceived notions about how their parent is going to react to that topic.
“I’m not entertaining that idea,” the elderly individual might say. Given enough time and enough attempts to talk about assisted living, they can become belligerent and tell their loved one to get out or they may even hang up the phone on them.
Talking about any type of senior care or other assistance can be challenging, especially when facing a senior who doesn’t accept the new reality in their life, which may very well be difficulty getting around the house and doing things on their own.
So how can you bring up the topic of assisted living?
The best thing anyone can do is make an appointment with a facility, get a tour, and sit down and speak to the administrative staff there to have as many questions answered as possible. The more information that individual has about assisted living, the easier it’s going to be for him or her to address this topic with their elderly loved one.
Seniors may have a tendency to ask questions as a defense mechanism, not expecting the other person to have the answers. When you are armed with reliable answers to the most common question seniors have about assisted living, you can immediately put down the defenses he or she will have against at least talking about it.
If you notice your loved one is not safe, is unable to keep up with the house and its general maintenance and cleanliness, doesn’t appear to be bathing or taking care of their personal hygiene like they used to, the refrigerator is barren because they can no longer get to the store on their own, or other issues have arisen, it’s time to talk about proper care.
Assisted living is a great option for any senior and contrary to common misconceptions, it is nothing like nursing home care. It is like upscale living for the senior community.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living in League City 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.