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Can Couples Live Together in a Senior Living Community

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Can Couples Live Together in a Senior Living Community

Can Couples Live Together in a Senior Living Community

Robert Best, Executive Director at Oak Hill Terrace Senior Community, has 40 years of experience in the senior living industry. We have asked him to explain Oak Hill Terrace’s approach to addressing couples’ needs. 

Finding the right senior living community is not easy. Finding the ideal accommodations for a married couple is even more challenging, especially if the care needs are very different. In most cases, particularly when a couple has been married for many years, the ability to live together is very important for their overall well-being and life satisfaction. At the same time, it is essential that each spouse receives the appropriate level of care to meet their needs. Can couples live together in a senior living community?

Fortunately, Oak Hill Terrace Senior Community in Waukesha, WI provides independent living, multiple levels of assisted living care including Memory Care, and can accommodate couples in each area.

What options are available for couples?

At Oak Hill Terrace Senior Community, couples can choose from a variety of options to determine what will best meet their specific needs and desires.

Some couples will choose to live in the same apartment. There are options to choose from, including spacious two-bedroom apartments, or large one-bedroom unit, some featuring a master suite with walk-in closet and full bathroom, as well as another full bathroom for guests.

In this case, they would want an apartment in the area of the building that provides the level of care required by the spouse with the greatest needs.

What if a couple wants to live separately?

If a couple chooses to live separately, there are a variety of options to meet apartment preference as well as care needs. At times we have been able to accommodate each spouse having their own studio apartment, right next door to each other. They could spend all of their time together, but they would have separate, bordering bedrooms, each with a private bath and kitchenette.

Sometimes, the couple may choose to live down the hall from one another, or may choose to live on separate floors. In this case, spending time together simply involves a quick walk or an elevator ride to the apartments.

What about the services and fees?

Best of all, the couple at Oak Hill Terrace Senior Community only pays for the service they need and receive. If the couple lives together in the same apartment, they are only charged rent for one unit, with no additional fee for the second occupant. Each individual will receive the care they need and only the care they need, and they are only charged for the services they need.

About Oak Hill Terrace Senior Community

Oak Hill Terrace Senior Community has been serving older adults and their families in the Waukesha area for 35 years. This experience has given us the ability to find solutions for even some of the most unique situations that couples may face. This is why Oak Hill Terrace Senior Community is the provider of choice for so many Waukesha area older adults. 

We’re here to help.

Whether an individual or a couple, all Laureate Group Senior Communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area will work with you to tailor a plan to meet your specific needs. Please contact us so that we can learn more about what is important to you.