While finding appropriate senior care for a parent can be hard, finding appropriate senior care for a couple can be even more complex, especially if the two individuals have different needs. Fortunately, Spring Hills makes caring for couples easy, alleviating the stress of finding spouse-friendly assisted living or home care for your loved ones. However, there are some items to consider as you review which care service or facility is most appropriate:
A Few Considerations with Spouse-Friendly Senior Assisted Living
Meeting the Medical Needs and Preferences of Both Seniors
As leaders in senior care, we’ve learned that every individual has unique needs—including couples. For instance, one individual may be physically fit and simply need assistance with everyday tasks and medication management, while the other may be suffering from dementia. Unfortunately, it can be a challenge to find a facility that offers both assistive living and memory care. Finding a care service that meets the needs of both individuals is crucial and we’re proud to say that Spring Hills meet the most common senior care demands!
Senior Care Financial Planning
Unfortunately, both full-time private home care and assisted living can be expensive, especially for couples. Planning ahead—even before care may be needed—can help to create a successful financial management plan, helping to alleviate stress when the time does come. Some home health agencies offer adult day care services for short periods of the day, as opposed to live-in caregiving, which can be more costly. The potential for day care services, of course, depends on the medical and memory care needs of the individuals, as well as the personal financial situation. If you need help understanding whether
your loved ones are capable of residing safely in their own home, Spring Hills can help.
Understanding Space and Privacy Limitations
Many assisted living communities focus on single bedroom units. However, some, such as Spring Hills, offer apartment-style suites, as well as multiple bedroom accommodations. Choosing a facility that offers ample square footage, as well as plentiful features and amenities, can help a couple feel like they are leading the normal and private lives that they already love.
Finding an assisted living situation for couples can be stressful. Fortunately, communities such as Spring Hills offer accommodations and services suited to spouses and couples! All it takes is a little planning and patience.
If you are ready for more information about assisted living for couples, contact us today. We will be happy to answer all of your questions.