Assisted Living Facilities Friendswood TX
There are times when just about every single one of us feels lonely, even if we are living with a spouse, have children running around, or have plenty of friends stopping by almost on a daily basis. When a person chooses an assisted living facility as an option for their future, it may seem, at least to some family members, that they will never be lonely again.
As people get older, they may become more isolated and alone.
When people age, they will begin experiencing more and more loss. Friends, a spouse, other loved ones, and more will pass away or move away. When they feel isolated and alone, it can lead to increased feelings of depression and anxiety.
Some people would prefer to remain within the comfort of their home, but regardless of all of that, many people consider assisted living facilities because they know they’ll be surrounded by other seniors, often many of whom share the same interest.
It sounds like a great thing on the surface, and it is.
Assisted living is a great option to consider, but there are some seniors who still feel lonely, even when they choose this for their future. So why is that?
For one thing, people have to be actively engaged in life in order to avoid feeling lonely. For example, if a senior chooses assisted living for their future but they don’t get out of their room or even open the door during the day because they don’t want to meet new people, are extremely shy, or are feeling depressed already, it’s not going to give them an opportunity to become engaged in their new life.
Some people are extremely shy. They have a difficult time meeting new people. If the senior has been living at home alone for many years, they might feel overwhelmed by this new living environment.
Staff members may offer encouragement.
Experienced staff members at assisted living facilities may certainly offer encouragement to the elderly residents to get out and meet new people. They may inform those residents about various activities or other things going on throughout the day.
A person has to be open to those encouragements in order to act upon. They have to be willing to step out of their comfort zone, perhaps, to see what their new community has to offer.
It may take time. Some people feel overwhelmed at first. That’s okay. For family members and other loved ones, they simply need to realize those seniors are in good, capable hands at assisted living and most seniors eventually come around to discover all of the benefits it has to offer.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living Facilities 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.