If you’re in your older years and a Temple, Texas resident, your life is changing everyday and perhaps it’s become apparent that living by yourself is no longer beneficial. You are probably offended by the prospect of living in a nursing home or confused about in-home care, but there is an alternative that gives you the independence to live by yourself, yet have medically trained professionals on-hand if needed round the clock. That type of living situation is available with assisted living. As more and more Texas residents age, they’re looking for independent living circumstances that offer an alternative to nursing homes. Your activities of daily living have not decreased enough to warrant nursing home care, so why give up your independence and your dignity. Instead, opt for assisted living and have the confidence of knowing when you need help it is readily available.
Assisted living in the state of Texas averages $38,400 per year. This total includes the housing and the utilities, because assisted living organizations make them inclusive so residents have only one bill to pay monthly. Basic utilities like electricity, gas, water and garbage are normally rolled into the total. The monthly cost may also include additional amenities, like breakfast, lunch and dinner or one or two meals. Each facility has different rules regarding things like meals and cable service. To find out more, inquire about additional services and utilities that are inclusive.
Because assisted living residents can come and go as they please, they’re sure to want to pursue outside activities. Temple, Texas is home to the Czech Heritage Museum, the Temple Civic Theatre and the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center. Visitors and residents can watch any one of 16 screens at the Premiere Cinema. If you have a penchant for the visual arts, try going to the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center with five galleries or take in a live presentation of a traveling play or enjoy the presentation of a classical music ensemble there as well. Temple College Visual Arts Complex has yet another venue for artwork, you’ll find displays of student produced ceramics, graphic arts, photography and design. If you prefer the quiet and peace of nature, a nature walk to view the deer, wild turkey, birds and red foxes in the surrounding woodlands is perfect.