Living in Separate Homes
If it has come to a point where you are going to need to look into senior living options such as assisted living and memory care, it can be tricky when only one individual is in need of care. Most senior living communities will be able to offer open visitation rights for the spouse to be with their loved one any time of the day. In a case study referenced by NCBI, it was found that, “Increased family involvement is important to residents and is directly linked to improved quality of life.” So, for those parties who want to stay in their home, that option is available to them should they choose. It is important to visit often and regularly, however, to help improve their quality of life.
Moving in Together
If none of those options are the right fit for you, just about any long term care facility will accommodate moving in together as a couple. In fact, according to AgingCare, “Most senior communities can accommodate couples who wish to live together. Independent living communities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and memory care units typically offer options for couples to live in the same residence, while each receives and pays for the care they need.” This will help provide a sense of companionship when taking on this next stage of your lives. Change is never easy but having someone with you to help you along the way makes it much easier.