It is an unfortunate truth, a sad realization: you’re not as you once were. Your body has betrayed you, succumbed to the tedium of age. Bones ache; muscles whine; and the simplest of gestures become the hardest of accomplishments. All motions are limited and all breaths are dull. You’re no longer the youth you always assumed yourself to be. And your home, you’ve discovered, is suffering because of it.
No walls can be painted (even as they’re pleading for it, peeling in a petty revenge). No planks can be fixed, the nails left hanging useless within them. Even stairs refuse to be conquered, leaving the upper-levels all lonely and dust drenched. The effort to clean them would consume all time. Maintaining your home is simply beyond your abilities now; and you aren’t sure what to do about it.
The answer is easier than you think.
Assisted living institutions — found in every state and offering a variety of opportunities — can allow you to find the peace you want, without sacrificing the space you love. Though often these facilities allow guests to live within them, they also can provide a more convenient alternative: at home aid. An individual can remain within his or her house, continuing with the routine that’s been created; but professional nurses will simply inject themselves within that routine, offering full-time or part-time care.
This could involve conversations, daily meals, light cleaning and more. The efforts are simple but the results are rewarding. You’ll be able to remain independent, gaining only the help you ask for. It’s a compromise that can’t be refused.
The notion of assisted living is often offered little patience. Too many individuals think themselves above even the consideration of it. But there is great value to find within this idea and it should not be denied.
Discover aid. Discover ease. Your home can be your own once more.