Moving to a senior living community is a major life decision and the transition may not be an easy one. Being able to move to a senior living community with your partner can lessen the stress and anxiety of changing your living environment and ensure the transition process is smoother. If you are interested in making the move with your partner, read on to find out if couples in senior living communities are allowed to move in together!
Can Couples Move to Senior Living Communities Together?
Although many families do not know about this, many senior living communities do accommodate couples who wish to move in together. The various types of senior living, including assisted living communities, nursing homes, memory care communities and independent living communities, usually allow couples to stay in the same residence even if they need very different levels of care. Before moving in, couples can choose the design of the residence that is most suitable for them. For example, couples can decide on the size of the residence, types of amenities and features of the residence that benefit both of them.
What Is the Application Process Like?
Couples will have to be individually assessed to make sure that both seniors will receive the right type of care in their community. Some of the elements that will be evaluated include your ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADLs), behavior, communication competence, as well as a record of any underlying health conditions and dietary requirements. This test can be carried out by a social worker, a doctor, a geriatric care personnel, or a nurse at the senior living community. These assessments help to determine what type of senior living community the couple is suitable for. A general guideline is that the partner who needs a higher level of care will be the benchmark for which type of community the couple should consider.
Communities with Multiple Levels of Care
Some senior living communities like continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) offer multiple levels of care in the same space or near one another. These communities are attractive because they offer a range of senior care services in one location, making it more convenient for couples who require different levels of care to stay together.
How Do Couples Find the Right Senior Living Community?
It can be very challenging for couples with different needs to find the right senior living community together, and couples often have to come to a compromise if they want to continue living together. For couples with vastly different medical and personal care needs, the aim is to create a convenient situation where the couple does not need to constantly move between communities that provide different levels of care. This is because having to move often can be very expensive and a taxing experience for seniors.
Senior Living for Couples at Conservatory At North Austin
Couples who are both active and independent, and who wish to continue living together, come experience an exciting and engaging retirement life together at our independent living community! The best part about Conservatory At North Austin is that we offer a Be Our Guest Program where you and your partner can stay with us for two days, completely free of charge! To arrange for a complimentary stay, contact us today!