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Staying together

There are many benefits to couples care, including the ability to stay together, the opportunity to receive tailored care, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your loved ones are being well-cared for.

Our couples care rooms are designed specifically for those who need care, even if the care needs are different. We can offer private rooms for each partner, couple rooms with a double bed, as well as shared spaces where couples can spend time together.

If you are considering couples care for yourself and your partner, be sure to do your research and find a care home that is a good fit for you both. With the right care home, the experience can be positive for both individuals within the couple. At Springfield, we work with you to create a tailored care plan that ensures both individuals receive the care and support they need.

What else to consider?

Firstly, it is important to find a care home that is experienced in providing care for couples, who can also provide the care service and support that both individuals require.

It is also important to discuss your individual expectations, as well as the expectations of your partner to ensure that you find a care home that meets both your needs.

Finally, it is important to visit the care home before you make a decision. This will give you a chance to see the home, meet the staff, and ask any questions that you may have. This is important to see if the home is a good fit for you and your partner.

At Springfield, we’re always delighted to welcome visitors for a coffee, cake and a tour. Book a tour to visit any of our beautiful homes and to see how we can support you.

Benefits of couples care

Couples care can be a great option for couples who need the support of a care home environment. By finding a care home that is experienced in providing couples care, you can ensure that you and your partner receive the support and services that you need.

Here are some of the benefits of couples care in care homes:

  • You can stay together as a couple. This can be especially important for couples who have been together for many years.
  • You can receive tailored care. Care homes that specialise in couples care can tailor their services to meet the needs of both partners.
  • You can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is being well-cared for. Care homes that specialise in couples care have staff who are experienced in caring for couples.

 

Finding the right care home

If you are considering couples care in a care home, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Firstly, you should consider the cost of care since care homes can be expensive. There are some financial assistance programs available, so you may be able to get help with the cost of care. Find out more about pricing and funding.

Finally, you should talk to your partner about your decision. It is important to make sure that you are both on the same page and that you are making the decision that is best for you both.

For more information about couples care at our Springfield Healthcare homes, contact our friendly team.

It is becoming more common for elderly couples to live together or nearby in care homes, as many facilities are recognising the importance of preserving the relationships and social connections of their residents.

However, this may depend on the availability of suitable facilities and the individual needs of the couple.

 

When choosing a care home for elderly couples, it is important to consider factors such as the level of care provided, the location, the cost, the availability of private rooms or shared accommodations and the social activities and programs available.

If one partner requires more care than the other, the home may provide different care services to ensure both individuals’ needs are met.

It is important for the care home staff to work closely with the couple and their family members to develop a care plan that meets their unique needs.

At Springfield, we offer a unique care pathway from care at your home through to a complete care pathway in our homes, meaning we offer residential care through to complex nursing, and palliative care.

Yes, many care homes offer a variety of social activities and programs that are tailored to the needs and interests of their residents.

This may include group activities such as games, music, and crafts, as well as outings and events that allow residents to interact with others and stay engaged with their community.

Read more about our activities programmes at Springfield.

Family members and loved ones can support elderly couples living in care homes by visiting regularly, staying in touch through phone calls and video chats, helping to arrange social activities and outings and providing emotional support and encouragement.

It is also important for family members to listen to the couple and respect their choices and decisions as much as possible.

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