Moving to senior living may include several decisions. One is whether to have a private room or a companion suite. Private rooms can be nice, but it might not be the best option for every senior. This post will explore the reasons some seniors might prefer companion suites.
The Benefits of Companion Suites for Seniors
An Easier Transition to Senior Care
Some seniors might be uneasy about being alone in their room. Companion living eases the transition to senior care because your loved one shares a suite with another older adult. It can be nice to have someone to talk to and share the experience. Their roommate can also help them adjust and learn about the community.
A More Affordable Senior Living Option
Cost can be an issue for many older adults moving to senior care. Companion rooms offer a more affordable solution than private rooms. It can help your loved one stretch their retirement money further.
A Sense of Belonging and Meaning
Your parent’s roommate could be a built-in friend from the moment they move in. Beyond being social, they can help each other through various issues during the day. It can feel good knowing someone is there to listen or help. Being there for someone else can also be beneficial for your self-esteem and sense of purpose.
Ease Feelings of Loneliness and Abandonment
Leaving home can make older parents feel isolated from family or their friends. Staying in a companion suite allows them to have someone to talk to, who can motivate them to socialize. They won’t focus as much on being away from home. For seniors with dementia, companion living encourages them to continue engaging and interacting with people.
Improving Overall Well-Being
The simple answer is that companion living improves overall well-being. The care is more affordable, they get a person to share experiences with, and it can add new meaning to life. It can make for an easier transition and a more satisfying life.
Whether a private room or a companion suite, you must weigh the pros and cons. Consider the needs of the individual as well as their finances. Either way, companion rooms can be the perfect solution for many seniors.
The Mountain Side of Warm Springs fosters an environment of purpose and independence for our residents. Our goal is for every resident to be comfortable and confident in the community. Click here to learn about our customized services. You can also click here to learn about our suites.
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