For several years, Tina was taking care of her elderly mother. She felt a responsibility to look after her, especially for all the support and love both of her parents offered her throughout her life. How could she possibly turn her back and not help? Yet, she had a career, was still raising teenagers and…

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To our valued residents, families, friends and colleagues, The topic on everyone’s mind is the Novel Coronavirus. At Pipestone Place, we continue to monitor the situation from our local health officials as well as our State Health and Human Services Dept. and the Centers for Disease Control and have prepared accordingly. I want to assure…

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By the time Carol was 78, she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s for more than eight years. During the initial time after diagnosis, she wanted to remain home, if at all possible. Her husband and some of her children who lived close enough to offer assistance helped out wherever and however they could. Yet, as…

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Listening is one of the most difficult skills to acquire, even for those who make a concerted effort to be more attuned to what people around them are saying. When you’re talking about assisted living with an aging parent, for example, how deeply are you listening to what he or she has to say? Too…

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Senior Living in Alamo Heights TX

As we move deeper and deeper into the Technological Age, many people wonder just how important it is for everyday life. It really depends on the individual and the generation. For aging seniors, technology will likely have the same impact in their lives as it does for their grandchildren or even their great-grandchildren. Yet, when…

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It’s one of the most difficult things for adult children to witness: their parents getting older. When your mother or father reached a certain age, you may have started worrying about their safety. You may have started wondering if they had fallen and were unable to call for help. You kept thinking there had to…

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Being a family caregiver is difficult. Whether it’s for a disabled adult child, a spouse who recently suffered a major medical emergency or injuries in an accident, or an aging parent or grandparent, being a caregiver is tough. For an aging senior, assisted living is a great option to consider. You may have avoided the…

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We all have excuses. We make them constantly. Excuses are reasons why we don’t want to do something, wish to avoid certain environments, or maybe wishing to not get engaged in certain conversations. When it comes to the topic of assisted living, there are plenty of seniors who may not even want to talk about…

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Sometimes, families can be so concerned and worried about an aging loved one, like a parent or grandparent, that they assume they know what’s best for them. The topic of assisted living may come up, but perhaps that elderly person is so against the idea that they become somewhat belligerent and hostile. This can cause…

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Making any significant change in life is rarely ever easy. Even for those decisions that a person is excited about, change can be stressful. For an aging senior considering assisted living for their future, there are often many questions. It’s important to help the aging senior understand that this isn’t about reaching the end of…

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