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Go Back to Being a Spouse, not a Caregiver

Senior woman looks at her caregiver spouse as he tends to her care.

Being the primary caregiver for your spouse can give you a sense of pride and love. Yet, there may come a time where the amount of care needed is much more than you’re able to give, especially if your spouse is in need of memory support or Alzheimer’s and dementia care. In situations like these, it may be time to consider additional help for your loved one and yourself.

Peabody Retirement Community is a great senior living option for when your loved one needs more care than you can provide. The decision to leave caregiving to the professionals may be a difficult one, but as you’ll see, there are many benefits to getting assistance with caregiving, including a return to your role as a spouse.

We offer couples the opportunity to stay together, even if you have differing care needs. You can both get the level of support you need and the independence you desire, while enjoying a worry-free, low maintenance lifestyle. If you would like to stay together while your spouse receives memory care, there are several options that can fit your lifestyle and relationship.

Individualized Memory Care and Support for Your Spouse

At The Frank and Laura Smock Memory Enhancement Center, we offer specialized and attentive memory care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory disorders. In our newly remodeled memory care neighborhood at Evergreen Park, you’ll find a homelike design that surrounds residents with familiar settings to help them feel more comfortable and at ease. Structured activities and programming contribute to a sense of more freedom and help to maintain and enhance their memories. Our specially-trained staff is skilled at interacting and engaging with seniors with memory loss, and offers personal assistance with activities of daily living, therapies, medication management and more.

Memory Care Community Services and Amenities

Residents enjoy a variety of life-enhancing features and services, including:

  • Natural lighting to enhance comfort
  • Full private baths, plus showers
  • Wireless staff call system
  • Spa for hair care, whirlpool bathing and aromatherapy
  • Social services support and counseling
  • A variety of worship services and pastoral counseling
  • Programming that activates and stimulates the mind through use of the hands and the five senses
  • Advanced architecture and technology allowing more interaction time with residents
  • Secure surroundings created with advanced design and technology
  • Sensory therapy to help increase awareness and attention

A Day Away Adult Day Service

Our A Day Away program offers you time to attend to your own needs while your spouse is safe and supported at Peabody. This service is flexible and convenient, and you can use it for just a few hours or all day if needed. If you’re feeling overwhelmed as a caregiver to your spouse, this is the opportunity for you to take some time to renew and revitalize. Services include:

  • Companionship, personal care and medication administration
  • Nutritious meals, snacks and transportation
  • Planned health, social, and support services program for those with memory loss

Senior Living Options at Peabody

In addition to our memory care program, Peabody provides many services and features to make life easier for you and your spouse. We offer all the comforts of home without the maintenance that comes with home ownership. Our staff provides landscaping, snow removal, trash removal, appliance repair, and other services to free up more of your time so you can live your best life and focus on those you love.

Peabody offers several convenient living options for couples. Our vibrant independent living community is located at the Lindsay Place Garden Homes or the Village Patio Homes. If you need additional help, we offer comfortable assisted living with the right blend of support and independence. Some of the amenities offered with these senior living housing options include free WIFI, restaurant-style dining, private bedrooms and bathrooms, off-campus excursions to shopping centers, interior and exterior maintenance, and much more!

Learn More About Memory Care and Senior Living at Peabody

If you’re interested in learning more about memory care at Peabody, please call 260-982-8616 or contact us today.

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