Couples in Care
Now, more than ever, couples are making the decision to move into a care home together. Avery Healthcare’s UK-wide portfolio of care homes offers a variety of care choices for couples to continue their journey together, receiving the support to continue making memories side by side. We are committed to offering personalised care packages to suit their unique circumstances.
Terry and Sheila’s love story started in their hometown. They lived just around the corner from each other and embarked on countless long walks through the village countryside, which allowed them to explore the beauty of their surroundings and deepened their connection. Transitioning to a care home can be a daunting experience, especially for couples concerned about being separated. However, at Hinckley House Care Home in Hinckley, their concerns were alleviated. The staff ensured they were on the same floor, providing a sense of togetherness while respecting their need for personal space. Since joining Hinckley House, their family has witnessed a significant improvement in their mood. The encouragement to participate in daily activities and entertainment has brought joy and vitality back into their lives.
Long-term Peace of Mind
Ronald and Anita married in Las Vegas in 1972, stayed in the finest bridal suite to celebrate, and have spent over 50 happy years together. The pair have a wonderful son and credit their long, happy marriage to commitment and mutual interests. Their care journey began following Anita’s diagnosis of dementia; it was worrying for them to realise that Anita required additional care, and that they could no longer manage at home. They sought a solution that could cater to their differing needs and allow them to stay together. Anita moved into Hampstead Court Care Home in St John’s Wood in December 2022, followed by Ronald in January 2023. Anita receives the care she needs, giving Ronald peace of mind and comfort, knowing she is in the best hands.
A Continuing Love Story
Iris and Peter’s care journey began at Southampton Manor Care Home in Bassett with three weeks of respite care following a stay in hospital. With Peter needing additional care, they decided to look for a more permanent solution that meant they could stay together. Feeling confident that Southampton Manor was their new home, they made the move. Their decision to move together has been pivotal in ensuring their well-being and happiness. The pair spend plenty of time together in the home, enjoying shared meals and activities and making precious memories. With the peace of mind that their family takes comfort in knowing their needs are taken care of.
Throughout the month, we will be sharing the journeys of couples who reside with us across our homes, as part of our Couples in Care campaign.