Friendship Suites

Just Right For Many Seniors

By: Dayton Neubauer

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Perhaps you love the idea of moving into an independent living or assisted living community, but you're concerned about your budget. Or maybe you simply don't want to live alone. Either way, senior living communities offer the perfect solution - Friendship Suites. Friendship Suites are an option that allows two individuals the opportunity to share an apartment, make new friends, and realize a monthly cost savings. All the benefits of companion living while still receiving the same full scope of personalized attention, outstanding services and amenities that assisted-living communities offer.

How are "friendship suites" arranged?

The facilities match compatible personality types and shared interests, with the goal of creating a basis for friendship. Another advantage of companion living is that it gives you someone to become acquainted with immediately. And we all recognize that knowing one person makes it easier to meet others. Friendship Suites are especially well suited to someone who has been recently widowed or is moving from a private home. Of course, if you find you aren't compatible with your "friend," they work to find you a new companion.

What are the benefits of companion living?

  • It promotes socialization opportunities, friendship and safety in a supportive environment.
  • Piece of mind knowing there is always someone close by.
  • From a cost perspective, someone participating in this program may save Assisted Living costs.

Who can benefit from companion living?

  • Really, anyone may benefit from the Companion Living Program at one time or another
  • Individuals recovering from a significant injury or illness may be well suited for this option because it promotes self-sufficiency.
  • Someone who has lost a loved one, friend or spouse.

How are companion living roommates found?

  • Residents of similar interests, abilities and care requirements are matched for this program.
  • Emeritus also takes personality types into consideration to ease the transition.

Submitted By: Marcia Neubauer
---- Palm Beach, FL



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