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Senior Living | 07/16/18
On your wedding day you took a vow to be there for each other in “sickness and in health” and “till death do you part,” but you never made that promise to your home. And as you’ve aged, it sometimes becomes harder to maintain your home. This leads you and your spouse to come to the decision that the time has come to start looking at senior living communities. The good news is you’re not alone in this important decision. Sure, it is a big step for anyone, but it’s made easier when you’re doing it together.
More couples today are deciding to move into a senior living community together while they are healthy and active, before their health needs change. Why? It’s no secret that as we age our bodies and thus our health care needs can change and become more complicated. It’s common for the more independent spouse to take care of the dependent one, doing everything in their power to provide the right level of care. But in doing so, the independent spouse might not realize how emotionally, mentally, and physically demanding caregiving can be. While you are healthy and active is the best time to have a discussion about moving into a senior living community so you’re prepared for your future together.
At a continuing care retirement community like Monroe Village, we offer a wide variety of services and amenities designed for residents’ diverse needs. We aspire to be attentive and to make life as enriching and convenient as possible through engaging activities and a calendar full of appealing events and wellness opportunities. Our LivWell Center also provides a wonderful array of programming that puts your health first. LivWell focuses on whole-person wellness, catering to your physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and vocational needs. And for your dining needs, we offer delectable meal options that can be enjoyed in our restaurant-style dining room or our casual Bistro. As our trained staff wait on you, couples enjoy great conversations with the friends they’ve quickly made.
Couples can choose to move into comfortable maintenance-fee apartments that allow for independent living, but also have the luxury of knowing assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services are available when they may be needed. As an added bonus, couples may continue to age in place together, even if their health needs begin to vary. You and your spouse will remain on the same campus, surrounded by your friends and the staff you’ve grown to know and love, even if one spouse needs assisted living or skilled nursing services due to a decline in their health or mobility. This allows for the freedom to choose the best scenario to meet your personal needs and comfort level so each person can fully focus on being there in a supportive manner for their spouse.
It’s a big decision, but ultimately there are too many benefits to downsizing and moving into a continuing care retirement community to ignore. Take the leap together and plan for a happier and more fulfilling future.
Studies show that couples who move to senior living communities are healthy and active are more likely to stay that way for a longer period of time. Residents at Monroe Village often express the fact that they wish they would’ve made the move sooner. We welcome you to come experience our continuing care retirement community in Monroe Township, New Jersey for yourself. Learn more about our vibrant living options and the lifestyle we offer, or contact us today to schedule your personal tour.