Alma agrees. She says she still goes and visits her husband, but now they can both get the care they need. She says living in the same suite was no longer something she could manage. And this arrangement is the best for both of them.
For other couples, who want to remain living together in the same suite despite getting different care, Canterbury now offers a 2 bedroom suite inside the Lane. One resident can receive full nursing and memory care support in a secure environment, while the other spouse can come and go from the unit and participate in life outside the memory care unit - while still living with their spouse in the same suite.
Sacha Cooper is Canterbury’s Business Development and Licensing Manager. She says, “We felt it was important to create a space where a couple - one who needed memory care support, and one who didn’t, could still live together in the same suite and receive the nursing care and life-enrichment support each partner needs. Most long-term care facilities don’t provide these kinds of spaces and we’ve seen how heartbreaking it is when one partner has to leave their spouse to get more advanced care at another care facility. Through our brand new renovated memory care unit and our future enhanced supportive living unit on the horizon, we will now have such suites - so couples can stay together despite their individual needs, till death do they part.”
For more information on Canterbury Foundation and to book a tour contact Sacha Cooper at [email protected]