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Senior Living for Couples

April 18, 2019

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For married couples in assisted living, it’s quite common for a time to come when you want to retire, sell your house and live every moment to the fullest – without having to worry about home maintenance. However, many people have questions about what type of living accommodations you should look for in a new home. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to retirement communities for couples.

The first thing you and your spouse should do is assess your individual healthcare needs. You’ll want to make sure to choose a retirement community that is capable of offering the right level of care for both of you. By following the advice in this post, you’ll be in a better position to make the best decision possible for you and your marriage.

Think About Individual and Shared Needs

For senior couples living together it’s common for you and your partner to have different levels of healthcare needs. Before you start researching communities, it’s important to identify the level of care you’ll both need to thrive in your new home. Once that is done, you’re ready to start researching amenities and retirement communities for couples. When researching, look for a community that not only celebrates life but can provide a higher quality of life for both you and your spouse.

Franciscan Ministries, for example, offers a variety of programming at all levels of care to ensure your physical, emotional and social needs are met. This means you’ll enjoy every opportunity to continue living joyfully together.

Find a Community and Prepare for Your Future

When looking for a community to call home, you and your partner should make sure that any future health changes are covered. The last thing you want to happen is to be in an independent living community and not have an option to move to a higher level of care at the same community, should you need it. Instead, you may want a community where a higher level of care is available.

Franciscan Ministries offers people just like you convenient access to independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care should you or your partner need to make a switch at any time. For senior couples living together, the flexibility this provides is important. Imagine down the road that you find yourself in independent living while your partner is in assisted living. That transition is much easier when you’re both in the same community.

Make Sure Your Social Needs are Met

Maintaining your overall well-being involves forming meaningful connections with others. There are some retirement communities for couples that have great services, but residents find it challenging to interact with the staff or their neighbors. Communities like Franciscan Ministries create programs that encourage people like you to interact and become an integral part of the community.

Once you experience the positive impact that being more socially active can have on your daily life, you and your partner will be excited to participate in more social activities. At Franciscan Ministries, our senior living culture is dedicated to helping you and your partner find more joy in life.

About Franciscan Ministries

Franciscan Ministries offers a wide range of community options for senior couples living together. Our mission is to ensure every resident has access to the services and amenities they need to live healthy, active lives. If you or your loved one is considering moving to a senior living community, contact us today to learn more about our community options, as well as our wide range of programs all designed to help seniors like you live life to the fullest.