Senior Living in Friendswood TX
Your mother has fallen a couple of times recently and while you and the rest your family are worried about her, assisted living has come up as an option. You know she’s having difficulty getting around in her own home, and while you don’t live all that far away from her, it’s just not practical for you to get over there and assist her every single day.
You thought about other senior care options, but you think she would do well at assisted living. The more you’ve learned about it, the more you realize she can meet a lot of new people, make a lot of new friends, and even take part in a lot of different activities.
Another major benefit that assisted living has to offer is the support of the experienced and compassionate staff members at these communities. That means your mother could call on one of the staff members anytime of the day or night to assist her getting out of bed if she needs it. She can also ask them for help going to the bathroom, bathing, or the many other basic care needs she struggles with.
Getting dressed for an older person can be difficult, especially if they have weaknesses in their legs or other muscles in their body. Maintaining balance can be a greater challenge for people as they get older because the body naturally becomes weaker year after year.
If you’ve found your mother is more prone to slips and falls, tripping, and other mishaps, she’s also likely more prone to becoming seriously injured. Believe it or not, the senior has a significantly increased risk of breaking bones, such as leg bones or hip bones when they fall. If an elderly person breaks their hip, there could very well be a one in four chance they don’t survive the next year (BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders).
There’s no reason to take those chances when there is a great option like assisted living. Your mother may not be too keen on the idea of moving, especially to one of these communities, but more often than not it has to do with a lack of information or understanding about what these communities can offer.
If you want to keep your mother safe and you know that assisted living is a great way to do that, contact a facility near her, make an appointment to sit down and speak with an administrative staff member, get a tour, and gather as much information as you can about it. When you do, you’ll be in a better position to keep her safe and also provide many wonderful new options, including activities to pursue.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior living in Friendswood, TX, please call and talk to the caring staff at Serenity Gardens at 832-315-3219.
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.