Benefits of Companion Living
Companion living at Capri is the perfect option if you are concerned about budget or do not want to live alone. Our companion living program provides residents the opportunity to share accommodations, form new friendships, and benefit financially.
What is companion living?
If you are concerned about finances but don't want to sacrifice quality in your search for the perfect senior living community, companion living is a great option. Companion living is just what it sounds like: living with another individual in a shared suite or apartment. In our memory care communities, companion living may also mean sharing a private room, but in most Capri assisted living communities, each resident has their own private room but shares common areas like the kitchen and dining room.
What are the benefits of companion living?
While this may not seem like your ideal living arrangement at first glance, there are a number of positive benefits to choosing a companion living arrangement at a Capri Senior Community:
- Combat loneliness. It's easy for loneliness to set in for the senior who has spent their entire lives with their spouse. A lack of socialization contributes to isolation and even depression. The daily presence of a companion can drastically reduce the feeling of isolation and loneliness.
- Form new friendships and lasting bonds. Many seniors have found a sense of purpose in the friendships they develop with their roommate, but companion living doesn't only benefit the two seniors. Friendships will often form between their families and friends which provides a support network for all.
- Feel more secure. Companion living provides not only a sense of friendship, but of security and reassurance. Since they see each other every day, companions can be their first to notice changes in their roommate. Although not expected, letting the care team know of changes can be helpful in monitoring the well-being of both companions.
- Enjoy health benefits. Loneliness and isolation can speed cognitive decline, especially for seniors living with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sharing a living space with another person can keep you sharp and allow you to consistently experience the benefits of conversation and companionship.
- Save money. Shared apartment options often provide significant cost savings - in some cases, making quality care more accessible and stretching budgets longer.
Still have questions?
We are happy to talk with you about your specific situation and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Give us a call or request more information today.