It can be a sad state when someone goes into an assisted living facility. It gets worse when you need to find placement for two people, especially if these two people happen to be a couple. Couples do not like to be separated. If you were in this situation would you?
I have a few simple tips for find a really good facility to place your loved ones in.
1)Do research on the place first. I mean do extensive research. Is this couple going to be taken care of? Is the staff going to be good to them? It’s important to find this out first, before you book them in. Make sure the choice sits well with the couple. This is a scary time for lots of couples. Do you really want to take away all their choices from them? Make sure the facility is going to be a good fit for them.
2)What about money. This will always be a big concern for anybody, no matter who you are. It’s important to go over everything beforehand. Will their assets cover what is needed? Will the couple need more. If more money is needed, where will you get it? Go over this with the couple. It’s important to not exclude them from any of this. It’s their life. The couple is the one going there. Make sure any and all financial planning is done.
3)It’s a good idea to prepare the couple for the realities of an assisted living situation. This is going to be different than living at your parent’s home. It’s a good idea for the couple to get some idea ahead of time. The couple needs to be prepared for the staff. The couple needs to get used to the space. Some spaces might be smaller than what they are used to. It’s best to get used to this.
SOME ADDED THINGS TO CONSIDER
It’s a good idea to be prepared for future health needs and changes. Certain health issues might get more problematic as the years pass on. The couple also need to take into account their shared and individual interests. If the husband wants to go to the gym, will he feel comfortable leaving his partner to the staff. Things like this will need to be considered fully.
THE MANSE ON THE MARSH
This is a very popular choice with older couples and single men and women. This facility is located here in California. It’s been owned and operated by Chris Skiff. He has taken an active interest in all his residents for over 15 years.
The Manse on the Marsh is one of the best assisted living facilities in the area. The staff is highly trained. The staff operates on dignity and respect. Each staff member takes the cares and concerns of their residents into account every second of every day.
We are all going to be there one day. Chris and his staff take this into account each day. This is reason enough to choose the Manse. Chris and his staff treat everyone the way they would want to be treated, couples and singles alike. Consider looking into The Manse on the Marsh. You can find out more information right on the blog.