You should check out an assisted living home for mom
I am asking you to be proactive on this matter. Most assisted living homes are safer than mom’s current home. Maybe this is her situation. Mom has been living alone for 10 years. She thinks she is safe, but the neighborhood is changing. People are coming home from work and finding their homes have been ransacked. The neighborhood that used to be safe above question is no longer safe.
Even if your neighborhood “is safe,” the troublemakers have cars. They can easily drive 20 or 30 miles to find a place that looks nice. They can find homes with nice, green lawn. They can find homes where people don’t lock the doors. Troublemakers are hungry and desperate.
What would mom do if a burglar entered in the middle of the day? Mom weighs 110 pounds. Most troublemakers on the TV news appear bigger and stronger than mom. She is getting terrified and feeling less secure in her home of 40 years. She needs assisted living.
Can your mom move in with you?
Are you at home 24/7 and able to fend off a troublemaker? Can you make your home so secure that a troublemaker would look and keep on walking, looking for an easier score? Probably not.
That is where an assisted living home can help. Most have staff onsite 24/7. They lock the doors and do rounds. They have intrusion and fire alarms. You can’t even open a window at most assisted living homes without a chime or an alarm going off. The fire station should be nearby. Staff should be on very good terms with the fire department staff. The firemen should know senior citizens reside at the home. The firemen know how to get to the building and its elderly residents quickly, in case an emergency arose. Is that how it is at your home? Mom will be better off at an assisted living home.
About the special guest
Vixcent Villaluna is the Licensee of Lakewood Villa, a premier residential care facility offering senior care and assisted living in Sacramento, California. Although many assisted living facilities are in Sacramento, you probably want a place for mom where she can feel safe, warm and loved. Lakewood Villa has staff onsite 24/7 to provide the assisted living and senior care to make mom comfortable in the Autumn of her days. Visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com or call (916) 682-2867 today for a tour.