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Married for 59 Years: Searching for Senior Housing Together

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June 13, 2014

Married for 59 Years: Searching for Senior Housing Together

Married for 59 Years: Refusing to Seperate

A daughter called to arrange care for her parents who have been married for 59 years. Both her and her parents were concerned that the couples health challenges would threaten to seperate them. She explained that her dad has dementia and is no longer able to drive and her mother has chronic pain related to a spinal injury. The daughter further explained that it is no longer safe for them to live alone together. I informed the daughter that we do offer couple's care but in the best interest of their family we would need to have our nurse assess her parents individually.

Two Unique Sets of Needs

Our nurse came to the conclusion that the husband would have his care needs met best by a memory care faciility while the wife would recieve the relief she needs in an assisted living environment. The couple and the family were insistent that they stay together, so we were going to do everything we could to make sure we upheld their wishes.

One Solution to Meet Both Needs

After significant time with the family and researching the best solutions to their situation, we presented Sunrise Edmonds, a facility that offers both memory care and assisted living. Sunrise of Edmonds is able to provide assistance to the mom, while her husband recieves the proper care for his dementia. It was a win-win situation; the couple was thrilled that they could stay together, and their children were delighted that both of their parents received the care they needed and could safely stay together.



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