My job as the Senior Living Advisor for A Place at Home is a free service to anyone seeking a senior living community in the Omaha metropolitan area. I’ve seen many different senior living scenarios since I began my position.

I’ve assisted sons and daughters, siblings and spouses or friends for that special person in their life. I’ve also assisted individuals who knew that being proactive now would make things easier for not only themselves but for friends and family down the line.

One of the scenarios that often comes my way is “can couples live together”? Also “what might the pros and cons consist of”?

It is actually rare that both spouses need the same type of care. Let’s face it, we all age differently and there is no exception when it comes to couples.

I often see one spouse doing most of the caring for the other. This can present 3 different scenarios.

  1. The spouse that needs more care moves to a senior living community and the other remains at home.
  2. Both spouses move to a community and share an apartment and receive different levels of care.
  3. Both spouses move to a community and each have a different apartment (independent, assisted or memory depending on the care).

Each of these scenarios can take place and all seem to work out. Of course every situation is different depending on care, finances and how independent the opposite spouse is. The ultimate answer though is “YES”, couples can live together. The pros for living together might be staying together and/or both getting care together. The cons on the other hand may be harder for the more independent spouse. Even though care is being provided for one spouse, the other spouse may not have the independence because they remain in the same apartment.

Please call me today at 402-932-4646 – Option 2 and let me assist you.

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