Assisted Living Pearland TX
Your mother has made new friends at assisted living already. Perhaps she only moved in a short time ago. It might’ve been a few weeks or perhaps it’s been a couple of months. Whatever the case may be, when you call to talk to her, she never seems to be around. You leave messages, call several days in a row, and even call the front desk to make sure she’s okay, that nothing bad happened to her.
It turns out she’s just busy with her new friends.
She finally gets back to you and is completely unaware of your concern. She’s been out just about every single day, from early in the morning until late in the evening. She spends time with friends in their own rooms, watching movies in the entertainment facility, or taking part in other activities.
She’s also begun playing bridge and other games with a host of new friends she’s made since she moved into this assisted living facility. She’s absolutely having a wonderful time.
Some of these friends have become just like family.
When you first began talking about assisted living with your mother, you never thought she would agree to look into it. You knew she was happy where she was, but she was also alone. She couldn’t drive any longer and you didn’t have much time to take her to visit friends, play games, or even to go shopping.
After some initial conversations, she reluctantly agreed to look into assisted living, and discovered quickly how much she could do and enjoy in this type of environment. So she did it.
Soon after moving in, she made friends. The number of friends she has has continued to increase. Now that the holiday season is approaching, you’ve been trying to convince her to stay with you over the Thanksgiving weekend and possibly for Christmas as well.
She wants to see you, her grandkids, and other family members, but she’s not sure she wants to be away from her own friends, her new family, for that long. That may hurt, but remember, your mother has a new life. She has people she cares about in this new home. Some of those friends may not have family members in the area and they might be planning to spend their holiday season alone.
You might consider visiting her for the holiday coming up. She might be more than willing to come and visit you for a day or two. However, respect her wishes and realize that some of these friends she’s made may feel just like family to her now, too.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living 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.